Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet unites a kaleidoscopic array of courses and dishes onto one sprawling, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord. Signature dishes include sushi and hibachi-grilled beef and chicken, while appetizers, desserts, and other styles of entrees beckon competing cravings. Chefs base their menu in Japanese culinary traditions, but the buffet brims with unexpected dishes, too, and features so many of them that the locale has become a staple destination for large groups.
For the past 30-plus years, Inter China Restaurants has operated its Midlothian location in the style of the classic Chinese eatery, with golden swan statues, crisp white tablecloths, and bright red paper lanterns dangling from the ceiling. In the kitchen, chefs whip up a fittingly classic menu of Chinese favorites, from sweet and sour pork to tender Peking duck. The chefs cook dishes to order using fresh ingredients and obligingly modify dishes to accommodate varying dietary restrictions and preferences—such as a distaste for spicy peppers, no MSG, or an emotional attachment to snow peas.
Located on the coast of Scotts Creek, Dock of the Bay served up sumptuous seafood dishes and a great view.?The restaurant prides itself on sourcing only the freshest seafood, which the chefs then take and turn into dishes such as shrimp-tempura tacos, crab cake sandwiches, clam chowder, and shrimp and scallop ala vodka. Guests can savor this impeccably fresh fare in the nautically-themed dining room, or while taking in the cool breeze on the covered patio.
Although Keith and Terry Wygant look to the Mediterranean for 905 Cafe & Grill’s culinary inspiration, they strive to use ingredients that are close to home. Locally sourced fish sizzles in the kitchen, homemade burger patties never see the inside of a freezer, and the house chili—which, the menu asserts, should have its own Facebook page—simmers under Keith's careful supervision. Blackboard specials such as popcorn-shrimp po’ boys, meanwhile, add unpredictability to the menu, shifting alongside the bar's catalog of seasonal beers and cocktails.
From breakfast hashbrowns to Cajun tartar sauce, many meal components are homemade, fueling the restaurant's neighborhood charm. This laid-back vibe becomes even more palpable on the outdoor patio, where music often accompanies bites, or on Sangria Saturdays, a popular alternative to other restaurants’ Tap-Water Tuesdays.
The aromas of freshly-cut raw seafood fill the 100-seat dining room at Daiwa Sushi. That, of course, is because the eatery's sushi chefs craft more than 30 traditional maki rolls and 22 sashimi selections. They don't just follow conventional recipes, however—they also express their creativity in 22 eclectic house rolls, many of which feature fish and veggies that have been seared, fried, or marinated in spices. As sushi chefs do their thing, the cooks in the kitchen emit their own melange of tempting scents as they prepare traditional Japanese dishes that range from udon noodles tossed with chicken and tempura shrimp to fish cakes and crab. The dining room hibachi grills, meanwhile, send up plumes of fragrant steam and smoke around simmering morsels of steak, shrimp, and scallops, allowing whoever steals the last piece to vanish unnoticed into the night. To help diners wash down their bites, Daiwa also serves domestic and imported Japanese beers, and curates a compact, yet diverse list of sakes.
Located in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Tokyo Fresh Asian Bistro & Bar populates its lengthy menu with modern and traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisine. Amid modern decor that features an indoor fountain and a long, snaking bar, chefs dish out two-piece sushi orders such as smoked salmon, white tuna, and octopus. They also whip up specialties, including honey-walnut shrimp and the Seafood Festival in a Nest—lobster tail, scallops, and shrimp served in a nest of smashed potatoes.