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With its novella of a menu, Edamame Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar manages to fit two restaurants' worth of options into a single setting. The sushi bar has its own list of appetizers—marinated baby octopus and seared tuna among them—to herald platters such as the 24-piece sashimi deluxe. Sixteen chef's special rolls also showcase inventive combinations of fish and vegetables. For example, the American Dream roll cocoons shrimp tempura, avocado, and cream cheese inside thinly sliced cucumber.
On the cooked end of the spectrum, appetizers of fried rock shrimp and pork dumplings precede teriyaki and hibachi dinners, which feature flavorful cuts of steak and salmon. Each lunchtime bento box preps chicken, fish, or other meat in one of three styles—tempura, teriyaki, or katsu—to accompany sides and a california sushi roll for a midday meal more satisfying than licking the underside of your office chair.
Wasabi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar’s menu jump-starts salivary glands with plentiful portions of fresh fish tucked into tasty rolls, curry dishes, and more. Tempura-fried shrimp, vegetables, or chicken ($8.25–$10.25) kick off meals before sushi and sashimi extinguish blazing sea-creature cravings. Those who prefer fare without fins can opt for chicken ($9.50), pork ($9.50), or steak teriyaki ($12.75), and noodle lovers can seek satisfying spoonfuls in the nabeyaki udon ($10.95). Green-tea, ginger, or red-bean ice cream ($2.95) finish the feast, and a bevy of beverages, such as sake ($3–$8.75) and plum wine ($3.75), lets diners toast anniversaries or successful chopsticks-pinned updos. The eatery’s wooden walls, hanging glow lamps, and wide windows create a warm ambience, perfect for impressing first dates with artful eyebrow wiggles. A seat at the sushi bar grants a front-row seat for culinary magic.
Sixty-nine sushi and sashimi rolls highlight Mizu’s menu, resting alongside a varied spread of artfully prepared traditional Japanese dishes. Cooked shrimp and cream cheese camp out in a soy-paper roll in the Pink Lobster ($4.75). Instead of using chopsticks to knit a portrait of the waiter's face, use the utensils to grab special rolls such as the Batman Bomb, which puts crabmeat under a cloak of spicy mayo ($6.95). Chicken tempura, meanwhile, covers its delicious poultry in a crisp, deep-fried exterior ($9.99).
Within a streamlined storefront that recalls an aquarium, Sharky's Burgers and Fries swiftly placates palates with a menu of sandwiches and shakes. Chefs hand-hew spuds for fries and pack pure beef into patties that are never frozen or molded into action-figure shapes for fun before they hit the grill. Burgers tower to their tipping point with topping options that include bacon, fried egg, A1 steak sauce, mushrooms, and green peppers. Rows of booths and tabletops couch malt-slurping customers beneath surfboards and sharks hung from aqua-blue walls.:
While admiring Fuji Sushi Baymeadows' sloped wooden tiki roof, hardwood floors, and bamboo-hued walls, one might think the entire restaurant was carved from the trunk of an enormous tree. Yet the timbered eatery isn't afraid to play with fire—chefs regularly toss morsels of fresh salmon, chicken, and steak into flames on kitchen hibachi grills, where crunchy vegetables also sizzle to form well-rounded Japanese entrees. Hot and cold sake, wine, and beer take the edge off hunger as guests watch sushi artisans slice sashimi and insulate rolls with shrimp, fish eggs, and sea urchin. After dining on curls of steaming fried noodles, patrons can sate sugar hankerings with a sweet Japanese dessert or donate their gently used chopsticks to the Toddler Fencing Association of Jacksonville.