Stabilized by a protective layer of sticky rice, raw fish explodes in a shockwave of flavor when exposed to munching mouth-bone agitation. Sushi, cooked fish, and beef entrees frolic along with the creative appetizers, salads, and udon and soba noodles on Ebisu’s menu. Start with garlic soy edamame ($5), Ebisu ribs ($8), or a squid salad ($7) before entangling taste buds in a web of nabeyaki udon noodles with shiitake mushrooms, green onions, eggs, konnyaku, cabbage, fishcake, and shrimp tempura ($12). Main courses include the Ebisu sushi platter, served with seven nigiri sushi rolls, one special roll, and miso soup ($20), and kombu-grilled salmon with miso cream sauce ($17).
We consider our food contemporary American. Which the chef says means he can do whatever he wants. Flavors from all over the world influence our dishes. Mediterranean, Asian, Latin, and classic European foundations create a fresh, fun and affordable menu.
A bowl of clear soup and a salad serve as the opening act for the main attraction at Ooka Hibachi: the hibachi chefs. They stage cooking performances from behind the grill right by your table, flipping shrimp and sizzling steaks with the skill of a blackjack dealer with spatulas for hands. Away from the searing and excitement, there are sushi chefs in the dining room, who build maki rolls and hand rolls from fresh cuts of fresh fish and vinegared rice. Rounding out the menu of Japanese fare: teriyaki and tempura entrees, noodle dishes, and a number of sweet desserts, including a fried banana with ice cream.
All eyes gaze expectantly toward the center of M Sushi Bar's low-lit dining room, where a chef assembles his 32 specialty rolls at a glowing counter. A string of paper lanterns hover above tables on the room's far side, framing the open kitchen. Rolls sprinkled with candied macadamia nuts and striped in spicy wasabi or sweet unagi sauce pour forth, accompanied occasionally by a bowl of udon noodles. Other Japanese favorites, such as beef teriyaki, appear in lunch bento boxes and dinner specials, both of which are served as multi-course meals with miso soup, rice, and salad. The menu is primarily concerned with sushi, however, and favors fresh tuna and shrimp tempura over more unusual marine life and leftovers exhumed from Davy Jones' locker. A full bar taps Japanese beer on draft and uncorks cold sake to be enjoyed outside on the patio.
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