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.:
The chefs at Mixx craft an internationally inspired menu of modern classics such as house-made pastas, sushi, and wood-fired pizzas. Start off with the calamari fritti tossed with sundried tomato vinaigrette, basil, and lemon-caper remoulade ($9) before surprising your palate with the stuffed cannelloni fiorentina bursting with ground chicken, veal, besciamella cream, three cheeses, and spring-loaded rubber snakes ($10). House-cured salmon snuggles into a sushi roll with mascarpone cheese and a spicy lemon-caper tartar sauce ($10); the Alexa wood-fired pizza hoists a hefty serving of pesto and goat cheese, bacon, rosemary roasted apples, and caramelized onions ($13).
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).
Good food has a name, and it’s Daruma Japanese Steakhouse. With familiar favorites like Teriyaki Steak and Chicken on the menu, patrons can find something that they know they like. With Daruma’s fresh ingredients and knowledgeable chefs, customers will like it even more than before! At Daruma, great attention is given to detail and the staff is dedicated to make sure that patrons leave happy and feel good that they got what they paid for. With chef recommended options like shrimp, scallop and lobster paired with chicken and steak, customers can find a combination that suits their taste-buds well. Daruma offers a great kids' selection too, so if dinner for two becomes dinner with high chairs, it’s very affordable. The bar and beverage menu at Daruma is impressive with house wines and a host of imported and domestic beers. There are also selections for wine that range from Chardonnay to Shiraz. Whether you want soft drinks or fine wines paired with your beautiful, satisfying dinner, Daruma can accommodate!
For the people at Bento Café, it’s important for patrons to have an experience. A good experience, mind you, but a very memorable one when they visit one of the Bento Café locations. A ‘Bento Blue’ (some are blue themed, some are red themed, but all are unique!), Bento Café at Big Island Drive features a modern, fun ambiance with blue hued walls, floors and white-blue lighting (the light fixtures are pretty neat!) and a location that’s perfect for working professionals and shoppers alike! As far as the food goes, the menu leaves nothing to be desired. Bento Café’s sushi menu is huge, offering a lot of variety to patrons up to and including the large executive rolls! For those not in the mood for sushi, the kitchen menu includes the finest choices from the wok (like red curry or garlic soy) as well as noodle soup bowls, a great selection of starters, grill stir fry and of course, a kids menu! Bento Café also offers a good selection of non-alcoholic beverages to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Fuji Sushi in the Arlington area is a dine in/carry out Japanese chain restaurant offering a host of al a carte sushi, soups, salads, noodles, entrées and hibachi dishes. There’s even an assortment of bento box lunch and dinner options to choose from, for the diner who wants a little bit of variety. With several locations around town, this unassuming outpost is tucked into a strip mall in the Regency section, along Commerce Center Drive. But don’t be misled: Fuji enjoys a strong local following. Try the steak, chicken, shrimp or salmon teriyaki bento box options, which come with soup, salad and shumai or gyoza and rice. A large selection of raw fish and vegetarian rolls round out most of the offerings, making this a catch-all restaurant for most anyone looking for simple Japanese food in a casual, comfortable environment.