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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.

1009 Farnam St
Omaha,
NE
US

Cuisine Type: Pan-Asian

Established: 2002

Reservations: Recommended

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.

Q&A with Charlie Yin, Partner

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.

1308 Jackson St
Omaha,
NE
US

Kumeo Komazaki, known to friends as "Koma", relocated to New York City from Japan 30 years ago, bringing with him the culinary skills he learned as a chef for Japan's Imperial Palace Hotel. While working as a chef in New York, Komazaki happened to read the address on a box of beef shipped from Wichita, then seized the opportunity to establish his own restaurant there. At the Wichita location and its sister restaurants in St. Louis and Omaha, chefs entertain diners as they prepare steaks, seafood, and chicken at teppanyaki tables, flipping sizzling victuals through the air and searing meat to perfection. Sushi chefs roll and slice fresh seafood into bite-size pieces, which can be brought to mouths with chopsticks or hunger-induced telekinesis.

16801 Burke St
Omaha,
NE
US

Cucumbers sliced into fans, strawberries sliced into flower blossoms, and purple orchid flowers adorn plates at Ponzu Sushi & Grill, where chefs artfully prepare seafood from Japanese and American recipes. When perusing the diverse menu, diners will find chipotle-glazed cedar-plank salmon and flat-iron steak as well as yellowtail and salmon nigiri and sashimi. Sushi chefs also coil specialty rolls, such as calamari roll with spicy crab and fried calamari, and the Seattle roll, whose fried salmon and cream cheese are served with a napkin cut from an old flannel shirt. Ponzu rounds out its menu with other international flavors, such as green curry mussels, and fish tacos with mango salsa.

2110 South 67th Street
Omaha,
NE
US

The chefs at Fuji Sushi & Grill cook up dozens of sushi options along with other Japanese favorites such as tempura dishes and teppan grill selections. At the sushi bar, they make their hand-rolled culinary creations right in front of diners, honoring requests for custom sushi rolls. Guests can pair their favorite sushi selections with 1 of the eatery's boba teas, or, if they're really, really thirsty, all 14 of them. Flavors include banana, chocolate, avocado, and mango.

1501 Pine Lake Rd
Lincoln,
NE
US

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.

4702 S 27th St
Omaha,
NE
US