At Dharma Sushi & Thai, the chefs know their pop culture. Their creatively-named sushi rolls include the "Lebowski," a deep-fried California roll drizzled in unagi sauce, and the "Fonzie," a tempura shrimp, crab, and avocado concoction topped with panko crunch.
Coconut milk-based Thai curries complement the downtown Boise eatery's quirky sushi, creating an eclectic menu ideal for lunch, dinner, or late-night romps. The kitchen serves up its eat-in spreads and takeout until at least midnight every night, and 3 a.m. on weekends.
A pair of bright yellow surfboards and a map of the Hawaiian islands cling to the walls at The Shak Hawaiian Cafe, infusing the eatery with a tropical vibe that extends to its menu. Led by Honolulu native Roger Paglinawan, chefs stuff slow-cooked Hawaiian-style kalua pork inside rolls during lunch, and set it up on blind dates with grilled pineapple during dinner. In addition to crafting this house specialty, they simmer chicken in coconut curry and dip delicate fillets of mahi-mahi in egg batter before tossing it on the grill.