Japanese Restaurants in Palm Valley

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While admiring Fuji Sushi's 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 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.

1950 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Mizu Sushi & Grill plumbs the endless fathoms of deep sea deliciousness, converting diners’ stomachs into culinary aquariums with its neatly rolled menu of savory sushi and Japanese cuisine. For dinner, curl up by the flames of the hibachi grill for a portion of filet mignon ($19.95), or satisfy your inner vegetable farmer by chasing scuba-diving rabbits out of a seaweed salad ($4.75).

14965 Old Saint Augustine Rd
Jacksonville,
FL
US

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.

10920 Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Sake house, in the heart of the Riverside district, is an unassuming sushi and tepanyaki bar housed among area antique stores and vintage shops. The restaurant has several locations throughout the city, and each is famous for its delicious hibachi grill options, from lobster and steak to shrimp and scallops. Noodles and vegetables hit the searing hot grill as well, while cold-dish entrées fall in line with rolls of sushi, served à la cart or as part of a larger lunch. A gleaming mahogany bar, dim lantern lighting and themed art round out the cozy, fun vibe of the space, while traditional low tables and floor cushion seating gives patrons a more unique experience on weekend nights. A beer, wine and sake list help to round out an evening inside.

824 Lomax St
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Sake House on Jacksonville’s south side is located inside The St. Johns Town Center Shopping mall. The fish is fresh and the sushi rolls and plate presentations are a work of art, while Hibachi-style dining is also available. Sushi is accompanied by a colorful rain forest of fresh vegetables, with a few drizzles of soy sauce in a mound on the side. Intrepid drinkers should opt for the sake bomb, which for the uninitiated is a shot of sake dropped into a glass of beer. You’ll earn cheers from the crowd scattered throughout the dining room, where warm wood floors, black tables and Japanese touches give off a decidedly friendly feel. The granite sushi bar is a fun spot to hang out and watch the sushi chefs work their magic.

10281 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Nagasaki Sushi & Grill is a full service sushi, teppanyaki and hibachi restaurant on the north side of Jacksonville. Dimly lit with lantern-style lights and low-wattage recessed lighting, Nagasaki offers lots of options for hungry neighbors. Large booths line the circumference of the main dining room, with smaller tables in the middle. With a minimalist dark wood décor and a few Asian touches, Nagasaki Sushi and Grill offers a full sushi menu in addition to its seared and grilled mains, including the ubiquitous spicy tuna roll, plus salmon sashimi and Alaskan rolls, a variety of soups, appetizers and teriyaki dishes. More traditional Hibachi plates might include steak or chicken, shrimp, scallops and assorted vegetables.

12400 Yellow Bluff Rd
Jacksonville,
FL
US