At House of Genji, talented chefs whip up sumptuous steaks, fresh seafood, and tasty fried rice before diners' eyes in impressive displays of dexterity. Each cook is part culinary master, part showman, and part Level 32 food wizard, slicing and dicing Japanese steak-house treats such as thin-sliced beef chiri-chiri ($17.95/dinner) in stunning tableside shows of fireballs, super-accurate food-flinging, and acrobatic knife work. Seafood and landlubbing fare peacefully cohabitate the list of hibachi delights, with juicy cuts of filet mignon ($22.95 for dinner) sizzling in an appetizing aroma alongside tuna steak ($23.50 for dinner). Each hibachi dinner arrives with an edible entourage of soup, salad, steamed rice, veggies, and piping-hot green tea, with most dinners available in teriyaki style. For an additional fee, customers can order the steak and lobster entree ($36.95) or Genji seafood combo ($37.95) for the hibachi dinner option.
The family-owned and family-operated sushi shop has been slinging high-quality fish into the mouths of omega-3-craving San Joseans at their new location in Willow Glen since 2009. Traditional and creative concoctions inhabit the extensive lunch and dinner menus. Starters such as the ika kara-age, with its tender, fried Monterey calamari and balsamic soy sauce ($5.25), offer a pleasing beginning to any meal. Redeem your Groupon Tuesday–Thursday for a complimentary edamame appetizer. The Sushi combination dinner ($16.25), which includes one entree plus your choice of two rolls (choose from California, tekka, and kappa), makes a perfect base to absorb any of Yuki Sushi's sakes. A bountiful selection of bento combos are available. Noodle lovers will slurp sublimely from their selection of udons and sobas, and herbivores can peruse the fish-free vegetarian entrees for a selection of palate pleasers. For those preferring a dash of color in their carbs, brown rice is also available.
Seated at the long, curving sushi bar, diners at Super TGI’s Sushi get a close look at the chefs’ artistry: slicing and artfully arranging plates of fresh sashimi, perching lacy tempura atop bowls of udon noodles, and, of course, rolling dazzlingly colorful maki. But their most impressive feat might be entirely mental—they also must have a command of the nearly 100 types of specialty rolls on the menu. Of course, the ultra-creative names might well be a good mnemonic aid. No one will look askance if you order, for instance, a Mammamiya (unagi and hamachi), an eBay (a classic California roll plus shrimp and tobiko), a Miss Netscreen (tuna, salmon, and shrimp rolled in cucumber), or a Brian (seven kinds of fish, not counting the shrimp tempura).
Seafood doesn’t exhaust the abilities of the restaurant, a new outpost of the original TGI's Sushi in Campbell. Beyond the sushi bar’s red paper lanterns, groups sup on hot dishes such as sukiyaki, teriyaki, and the classic breaded pork dish tonkatsu.
For 35 years, streams of loyal customers have flocked to Michi Sushi, savoring the crispy tempura seafood and veggies, the sushi culled form freshly flown-in fish, and savory bowls of udon soup. Like misunderstood genius folk art sculptors, Michi's chefs create traditional products from innovative and inventive ingredients, resulting in dishes such as barbecued eel over beds of macadamia nuts, or Bay Area-themed makis dressed with spicy Korean sauce, tempura crumbs, jalapenos, and avocado. Diners gather amid the restaurant's charming Japanese wood and paper-screen décor to chow down on mango salmon salads and beef teriyaki or order catered feasts for weddings and parties.
Despite a tucked-away location inside the Ramada Silicon Valley, Infused Sushi & Tri-Burger attracts customers into its spacious, brightly lit dining room with the promise of zesty, Asian-American fusion. In the kitchen, traditional Japanese flavors mingle with American classics to yield customer favorites such as the Japanese-style fried chicken and the Tri burger, which piles sautéed mushrooms and onions atop a triangular patty and bun. Chefs flaunt artistic talents behind a lengthy sushi bar, wowing onlookers with gorgeous cuts of fish and their elementary school artwork. Open until midnight on most nights, the eatery serves appetizers and shakes house cocktails until closing.