The nigiri selection at A-Tan is so extensive, there are three styles of octopus alone: baby octopus, octopus, and spicy octopus. This pan-Asian eatery doesn’t skimp on hot dishes, either—try the miso salmon paired with a green-tea martini for good measure.
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse's team of chefs crafts a menu bursting with delectable Japanese fare. In the teppanyaki dining room, chefs grill teppan dinners to perfection before diners' eyes on griddles set into each table that facilitate premeal entertainment as well as light after-dinner firewalking. Choose from entrees such as the yakisoba dinner, in which beef, chicken, or shrimp are tossed playfully with vegetables and japanese noodles ($13.50), or opt to have juicy white meat chicken breast grilled to a golden brown with the teriyaki chicken ($12.50). Showy chefs entertain throughout the inclusive, multicourse meal with culinary acrobatics, such as erupting onion volcanoes, skillfully twirling spatulas, or diving out of the window after dinner and landing in the driver's seat of a stolen Ferrari.
Sake Cafe’s chefs mix and match myriad ingredients into nearly 20 specialty rolls. Their culinary centerpieces range from the Red Dragon’s shrimp tempura and seared tuna to the Spicy Kita-Kita’s five different fish slices wrapped around jumbo scallops and scallions. Grilled eel and fresh mango unite on the mango-and-eel roll, and the house roll is a cylinder of chopped Hawaiian ahi tuna, wild salmon, and yellowtail splashed with tobiko caviar all over the outside so it arrives smelling like seafood.
Everything’s bigger, spicier, and richer in Texas, judging by the sushi at Godai Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant. This is especially true for the generously sized Heart Attack Roll, which contains spicy tuna, cream cheese, and jalapeños in a deep-fried shell.
Sushihana’s culinary team fries mushrooms and marinates sea bass in orange and miso. These tantalizing dishes aren’t even the main attraction, though. That honor is reserved for the sake, which comes in funky and flavored varieties that servers can match to your meal.