Shrimp tails fly through the air. A flaming onion volcano erupts. Chefs twirl spatulas and basketballs on their fingers. In other words, it’s a typical day at Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi, where the hibachi chefs don’t merely make your meal—they also perform a dazzling show for their lunch and dinner guests.
In addition to the wowing diners with their hibachi cooking show, they delight with artfully prepared sushi rolls, drizzling colorful sauces onto salmon-topped rolls or heaping seaweed onto baby squid rolls. These sushi and hibachi dishes, plus noodle and teriyaki dishes, pair with imported Japanese beers and sake cocktails. Located in the heart of downtown Richmond, they also offer parking validation.
At Kenji Hibachi and Sushi Bar, chefs are masters of every delicious part of Japanese cuisine, from fiery hibachi grill cookery, to delicate sushi creations, to beef noodle soup and chicken rice bowls. Sushismiths roll up seaweed, avocado, salmon, and softshell crab as hibachi chefs dazzle dinner guests with dizzying knifework, towering flames, and perfectly equitable portioning. Wall-sized murals of mountains and cherry blossoms ring the high-ceilinged space, where kimono-clad servers unveil appetizing plates of fried beef dumplings, breaded pork cutlets, and piping hot soba noodle soups.
Located in Richmond, Carytown Sushi is a Japanese café serving several varieties of fresh and delicious sushi. Giving off a hip vibe, college students will find their muse as they chow on sushi and ramen in this intimate atmosphere. Cold and hot sake are a delight to patrons, while Japanese beer selections provide a welcome departure from the typical beverages. Stir fried noodles and soup selections send scrumptious spices to the taste buds, while the hibachi dinners give a hearty feeling in patrons’ stomachs. Get on a roll with a sushi roll or hand roll to get your palette excited. Ask about happy hour specials and learn when to come for special deals on select sushi rolls. Guests can catch their favorite shows and chow down at Carytown Sushi every day of the week.
Mai Sushi is one of Richmond's real hidden gems. Ensconced in a shopping center, this authentic Japanese restaurant boasts a menu of over 50 fresh rolls. It also has an incredibly vast array of other mouthwatering options to suit your palate. From grilled, to fried, to tofu teriyaki, Mai Sushi has a meal for anyone with a taste for Asian cuisine. Stop by for the delectable Naruto roll and fall in love with the extraordinarily savory Orchid roll. Parking is ample and the restaurant is fantastic for group get-togethers. Mai Sushi also offers you the ability to place an order for pick-up directly from their website.
As diners look on, Hiro Sushi Japanese Cuisine?s chefs slice fresh pieces of sashimi, craft special rolls, and hand-roll maki filled with ocean-fresh tuna, salmon, urchin, and mackerel at central counters. Back in the kitchen, surrounded by open flames and the deep disapproval of Poseidon, chefs toil away building traditional Japanese non-sushi dishes, including noodles and fried rice. At lunch, they fill bento boxes with anything from beef or veggie teriyaki and shrimp tempura to crispy chicken wings. During dinner, they sear Chilean seabass on the grill and deep-fry pork tonkatsu. To add a sweet coda to meals, they whip up desserts, such as mochi or tempura-fried treats, such as green tea ice cream or New York?style cheesecake.
Sushi is one of the first foods people think of when Japanese cuisine is mentioned. Try the tuna Black Jack Roll, the spicy salmon-based Dancing Dragon Roll, or the Superman Roll with shrimp tempura. If you're in the mood to follow the crowd, try something off of the popular Top 30 menu. The sushi here is fresh, delicious, and creative, and there are platters big enough to feed a large group, so no one has to miss out on some sushi goodness. If sushi isn’t what you crave, they have mouthwatering noodles and steak as well. Wash it all down with one of Osaka Sushi’s famous cocktails or a glass of traditional sake. Guests will walk out of Osaka Sushi full and happy.