The artistic chefs at Sushi Kai skillfully cut sushi and use fresh fish, meats, and high-quality produce when creating dishes for their traditional Japanese menu. Celebrating Japan’s most popular import, the sushi chefs can roll choices from 25 maki options including barbecued eel and thinly carved yellowtail sashimi, or set off in-mouth fireworks with cone-shaped spicy-tuna hand rolls. Japanese curries introduce diners to a lesser-known Japanese specialty, greeting tongues with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, or fish. As diners share bites of sushi, they lounge in Sushi Kai's minimalist dining room and lecture its plants on proper photosynthesis technique.
A serene feeling envelops visitors as they enter Fuji Grill Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine’s wood-paneled dining room replete with potted trees and sit at a table or at the sushi bar. Led by chef Tomo Lin, who trained in sushi preparation for four years in Japan, the kitchen creates Japanese food from teriyaki and tempura favorites to inventive sushi creations. Signature rolls include the Fuji, filled with yellowtail and salmon and topped with four types of roe, and the heart-shaped Susan roll of spicy tuna. Parties can also sample myriad selections with one of many combo platters that may include rolls, sashimi, or nigiri. The sushi chefs demonstrate a sense of whimsy as they decorate sushi plates with sauces, drawing images such as dragons, tree branches, or Morse code messages reading, "I know what you did."
Along one wall of the dining room, screens of angled wooden slats and a trellis canopy of ivy create a cozy, semiprivate atmosphere at each table. Japanese paper lanterns, wall scrolls, and windowpanes that mimic traditional paper screens additionally contribute to the eatery's authentic aura.
Sakura serves a menu of japanese teriyaki and sushi such as the Crazy Dragon roll with shrimp tempura, which was showcased on NBC 2. Chefs also create Buffalo rolls out of fried spicy tuna and crab with asparagus, as well as a Cheektowaga roll, a crunchy creation topped with salmon, crab stick, white tuna, and spicy sauce.
Cheery yellow walls wrap around Sakura’s dining room, illuminated by sunlight that streams through the delicate grid that divides the windowpanes. Half a dozen chairs stand before the wooden sushi bar, which is decorated with a Japanese figurine, decorative dishes on the wall, and a lucky trident stolen from Aquaman's house.
The chefs at Daisaky Sushi & Grill forge fresh fish, Japanese rice, and colourful sauces to craft an extensive menu of artfully plated Asian fare. Thin slices of sushi and sashimi ordered à la carte populate platters with yellowtail, freshwater eel, and pacific salmon. Arranged on the plate to resemble a terrifying dragon made of fish and rice, red dragon rolls curve around deep-fried shrimp, avocado, tobiko, and cucumber. Hot main dishes include salmon teriyaki, vegetable tempura, and other Japanese classics as well as bulgogi and other Korean barbecue fare.
Tokyo Bay Sushi Bar & Grill brings both Japanese flavours and Californian ingenuity to its dishes, serving up barbecue chicken and sweet potato alongside authentic japanese rolls, rice dishes, and noodle soups. Cooks craft rolls using fresh seafood such as rock shrimp, bay scallops, and yellowtail and prepare five sizzling-hot dishes, such as teriyaki-sauce-drizzled Canadian strip loin. Those opting for a cold dish can plunge forks into the eatery's sushi pizza, which includes crispy rice and spicy tuna, while sipping on an authentic japanese beverage, such as Asahi beer and sake. Upon arrival, diners can settle into private booths complete with monochromatic trellis walls and a decorative curtain that can be shut when discussing casino heists or shipments of untaxed soy-sauce packets.
Inside Yama Japanese Restaurant, the decor is minimal—red paper lanterns hang over sleek black tables, and stark Japanese lettering accents the walls. The peaceful, understated dining room lets the menu take center stage for both lunch and dinner at this recently opened eatery, where chefs use fresh ingredients to craft authentic Japanese entrees and sushi rolls.
Variety is a hallmark of the menu: you can try nigiri sushi rolls that range from salmon and barbecue eel to exotic quail egg and sea urchin. Vegetable maki rolls are available, along with small and large maki, which can be stuffed with scallops, tuna, and octopus. Bento boxes let you pick and choose a combination of sushi and sashimi rolls, paired with teriyaki and tempura. The sushi platters include up to 110 rolls and are ideal or parties, holidays, for dinner with 55 sets of twins. Other traditional Asian entrees on the menu: kalbi beef short ribs and bibimbap, which has a mix of beef, veggies, and red pepper sauce atop a bed of rice.