When the first Sarku Japan location opened its doors more than 25 years ago, few people were conscious about the benefits of eating foods without trans fat, MSG, or Play-Doh. With strict standards that call for fresh ingredients and eschew potentially harmful unsaturated fats and additives, the chain has since expanded to more than 200 locations throughout the United States and South America.
The trick to the franchise's rapid success may lie in its ability to prepare traditional teppanyaki grilled seafood and meat without sacrificing nutrition and quality. Cooks prep everything made-to-order, using fresh vegetables and vegetable oil, even in their tempura breaded shrimp. Some locations feature a sushi bar, where chefs hand-roll sushi.
Behind the sushi bar at Suishin Restaurant, chefs prepare hand rolls from a menu of more than 50 different kinds of sushi for onlookers, positioning each piece of sushi and sashimi in artistic displays inside a glass case. At dark-wood tables with leather chairs, sprays of steam blossom from pots of broth, in which crab meat, beef, and vegetables cook. The communal style of eating fuels chatter, which floats past a full bar with purple lighting and sand-hued brick walls. The modern decor complements sleek bento boxes, whose compartments brim with sushi and shrimp tempura. On an outdoor patio, chopsticks click together with the sound of a tap dancer having a pleasant dream, pulling noodles from bowls of ramen-noodle soup.
Cure your sushi craving at Sakura Restaurant and Sushi Bar, an upscale sushi restaurant.
Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Sakura Restaurant and Sushi Bar's menu does not offer low-fat options.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Sakura Restaurant and Sushi Bar's drink list.
Bring the whole clan to Sakura Restaurant and Sushi Bar — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Sakura Restaurant and Sushi Bar has all the room you'll need to be comfortable.
If time is of the essence, Sakura Restaurant and Sushi Bar's take-out option may be a better fit.
Catering services are also available.
A meal at Sakura Restaurant and Sushi Bar will typically set you back about $30.
Sakura Restaurant and Sushi Bar accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Serving up a wide variety of sushi and sashimi, Taiko Sushi Bar offers the freshest fish in town.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — Taiko Sushi Bar has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Taiko Sushi Bar is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
For those in a rush, the sushi spot lets you take your food to go.
The sushi spot also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Taiko Sushi Bar to your next party or event.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Taiko Sushi Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Oodles of noodles abound at Saint Paul's Tanpopo Noodle Shop.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Tanpopo Noodle Shop, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Tanpopo Noodle Shop — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
No need to dress up for a trip to Tanpopo Noodle Shop — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
If time is of the essence, Tanpopo Noodle Shop's take-out option may be a better fit.
You'll find your bill at Tanpopo Noodle Shop to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
For fresh maki, Saint Paul's Saji-Ya has got you covered.
For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Saji-Ya's menu that can cater to your needs.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Bigger groups gravitate toward Saji-Ya, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration.
The patio tables outside of Saji-Ya are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Saji-Ya also offers catering.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
The average check at Saji-Ya will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.