Sushi Hirosuke’s seasoned chefs whisk taste buds to uncharted territories with a menu of traditional Japanese plates and more than 50 sushi rolls of varying sizes and complexities. Tempura flakes erupt from the seaweed-paper surface of the shrimp tempura roll as lava-like streams of spicy mayo and eel sauce run down its surface toward waiting plates and scale models of Pompeii. Chopsticks pencil-dive into Japanese plates such as chicken teriyaki, and jugs of hot sake grace tables in varieties such as Ozeki dry, Hakutsuru, and unfiltered nigori. Chefs slice and dice creations into existence at an intimate bar, preparing rolls with Model T–like efficiency and F-150–like thickness before diners’ approving eyes.
Since 1979, Teru Sushi has treated diners to a menu of fresh seafood prepared with traditional Japanese recipes and served amid elegant zen-like décor. Prep palates with a dish of steamy edamame before helping chopsticks to specialty rolls such as the Dragon Ball, which disguises a classic california roll in a costume of freshwater eel and avocado. The 911 sets taste buds ablaze by bundling shrimp tempura and avocado with spicy tuna, fanning the flames with even more spicy sauce that yields only to the placating coos of crispy flakes and sweet eel sauce. Rice-free morsels such as the albacore-wrapped Geisha Lips and the cucumber-bundled Twilight roll cater to special diets, while piping hot carafes of sake or a dessert of tempura-fried ice cream balance palates better than a perfectly seasoned triple beam.