Polish immigrant Frank Kawa founded Johnny’s Cafe in 1922, improving upon an existing saloon with an expansion, the addition of electricity, and a rule that forbade ketchup fights. However, despite its renovations, the restaurant still surrounds guests with old-fashioned saloon decor, including moose heads and slick leather chairs, and sates guests with hearty steakhouse fare. Hewn from corn-fed, USDA-choice beef, hand-cut and aged steaks include options such as porterhouses, rib eyes, and prime rib, served with salads, freshly baked rolls, and potatoes. Broiled lobster tails and half chickens round out the menu paired with wines and classic cocktails such as the old-fashioned, the Manhattan, and the martini.
Emulating the success of the Tokyo-based Burger America Yeah Man eatery, the owners of Sushi Japan Yakiniku Boy set up shop in Omaha to sling tasty rolled fishies and other culinary delights. Patrons can experience the flavor-retaining qualities of rice and its explosive taste properties when paired with a deliciously charged mixture of wasabi, ginger, soy sauce, and sake without the need of protective goggles or lead vests. Try a tasty specialty roll, which includes flavorful options such as the Captain Crunch Roll with shrimp tempura, crab, cucumber, and tempura crunches ($10.75), or the Caterpillar Roll with freshwater eel, cucumber, avocado, and sweet sauce ($11.95). Or opt for a dinner entree such as tonkatsu, fried pork tenderloin breaded in panko ($13.95), or a lunch of sansai udon, buckwheat noodles in hot broth with assorted mountain vegetables ($8.50). The drinks menu offers several cocktail, beer, wine, and sake options, though chicken-farm moonshine is currently unavailable.
Beijing Tokyo bridges the 1,299-mile gap between China and Japan's capital cities with its menu of pan-Asian cuisine, while also making a few pit stops in between. Diners can turn to sushi and sashimi for bites of fresh salmon and spicy tuna, or braise beef and short ribs in a traditional hot pot. The sizable menu also includes noodle and rice options, such as chicken chow mein and pad thai, as well as hibachi-grilled steak and vegetarian options aplenty.
The chefs at Okinawa Sushi Grill elegantly compose plates with an eye for diverse color and minimalist design. They arrange triangular slices of raw tuna like upright dominoes down the middle of the plate and flank them with a verdant vegetable garnish. Traditional sushi and sashimi rolls share space on the menu with exotic hand rolls, classic Chinese entrees, and tempura appetizers. Diners can cleanse their palates with a specialty martini, boba milk tea, or Kirin sake bomb, which packs more punch than Mike Tyson before an extended road trip.
Cuisine Type: Pan-Asian
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: Sushi
Alcohol: Full bar
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: We offer a full sushi menu as well as a complete cooked menu. We cater to many tastes.
What is the best selling menu item?
Our most popular offering is our salmon plank. It is a 6-ounce Scottish salmon steak grilled on a cedar plank and glazed with a raspberry vinaigrette. It is served with an apple and English cucumber salad.
What made you get into the restaurant industry?
Food is an amazing conduit for relationships. Throughout our lives, events that sculpt who we are often take place at restaurants. Everything from meeting the love of your life, hosting an important business dinner, or having casual drinks with some old high-school buddies take place at an eatery. I've spent the better part of my life in restaurants. My parents owned a restaurant ever since I can remember. I've always had the passion to work in social settings. Working in restaurants was just a great way to combine my love for my family's heritage with the importance I see in providing a venue for life to unfold within.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu is a collection of our favorite foods form across Asia. Everything from Korean ribs to Chinese noodles and sushi is available. Our sushi is often called the freshest in Omaha and surrounding areas. Quality is always at the front of our thoughts when crafting our dishes. Our fish is flown in three times weekly to ensure the freshest of ingredients.
Matsu Sushi serves delicate meals of ocean-fresh sushi, formed from a colorful selection of fresh salmon, snapper, tobiko, jalapeño, and avocado. Their extensive menu presents countless opportunities for tasty combinations of nigiri and maki along with riveting material to read as chefs carve up morsels of tuna and sea urchin. Sides such as a zesty carrot-ginger salad or spicy shiitake-mushroom sushi help keep table spreads symmetrical.