The sushi smiths at Mikato churn out tightly rolled rice-and-fish treats, steaks, and other traditional Japanese fare. In addition to a variety of rolls, Mikato's chefs orchestrate ingredients in the form of entrees such as sukiyaki steak, a thin-sliced sirloin with sukiyaki sauce and vegetables ($16.95), and the Mikato dinner special, a mélange of filet mignon, lobster tail, and shrimp ($28.99). Chow on culinary creations in the comfort of plush chairs and the soft light emitted from multicolored paper lanterns, all while taking in the Japanese woodblock prints adorning the walls and cowering in the glare of samurai masks that all vaguely resemble TV personality Judge Judy.
Watching Bamboo’s chefs prepare dishes can be as memorable an experience as eating them. The nimble cooks position themselves at tableside teppanyaki grills, slicing steak, chicken, and seafood before sizzling the morsels up on flaming grills. The sushi chefs behind the bar can be equally entertaining as they expertly assemble fresh fish into rainbows of colorful sauces, avocado, and tobiko. Meanwhile, behind the full bar, servers shake up specialty cocktails and uncap bottles of Japanese beers.
Throughout the year, the restaurant's energetic dining room features live music shows and karaoke nights. On holidays, it often plays host to spirited get-togethers, including a costume party on Halloween and a Revolutionary War reenactment on the Fourth of July.
Red paper lanterns hang above Wasabi Sushi's sushi counter, where patrons can watch expert sushi chefs slice pieces of sashimi or assemble intricate rolls, such as the Spicy Crawfish with asparagus and cream cheese. Across the dining room, whose walls are painted a buttery yellow, waiters ferry cooked entrees such as teriyaki chicken, vegetable tempura, and chicken fried rice. Desserts such as ice-cream balls rolled in mochi rice skin, and tempura-battered cheesecake, end meals on a sweet note.