Basil Asian Bistro is a contemporary Pan-Asian restaurant placing emphasis on freshness and food quality. The sushi menu, created by the classically trained Nobuo Kobayashi, would best be described as elegant, yet modern Japanese cuisine. Come visit one of Franklin's local independent establishments, and escape the norm.
There's no need to read a menu at Bodeli Sushi, a Franklin restaurant featured on 10Best. Instead, just turn your eyes to the rotating belt that carries dishes of sushi, dumplings, and Asian appetizers around the sushi bar. Diners select whichever plates appeal to them, tallying the cost by noting each plate's color-coded ring. The eatery's chef will also soon be introducing Korean dishes to the menu.
Ru San?s chefs blend the subtle flavors of timeless Japanese cooking with the artistry of contemporary cuisine, creating edible masterpieces of fresh sushi, umami noodle dishes, and tender-seafood steaks. Diners sample delicate morsels of roe or smoked-shrimp nigiri, or dive into plates of specialty sushi maki, artfully plated to create likenesses of cucumber flower stalks and red-tuna valentine hearts. Far from a mere sushi bar, Ru San employs chefs that can bring to life a wealth of savory ramen and soba soups, crispy, dippable tempuras, and elegant seafood dishes?such as the sweet mocha cake scallops, or soy-butter grilled sea bass.
Tokyo Japanese Steak House is a feast for the eyes, nose, and ears as well as the mouth. In addition to "laser lights in the lobby" and "sushi in martini glasses," as noted by Nashville Scene, hibachi chefs stand by your table and make theater out of food preparation, tossing around teriyaki meats and tofu dishes and making puppet shows with chopsticks.
There’s also a wide selection of sushi here. Try the signature Tennessee roll, which incorporates spicy tuna topped with fish, eel sauce, and tempura flakes. Also worth a try: the barbecue eel over sushi rice.
Batter’d and Fried Boston Seafood House isn’t a traditional seafood restaurant. Yes, they have traditional classics like Butterfly Shrimp Basket, a Fried Oyster Dinner and Salmon Steak; what makes this seafood house different is the Wave Sushi Bar located inside the main restaurant. This distinct feature makes Batter’d and Fried Boston Seafood House different from many other seafood restaurants. Though located in Nashville, guests will find themselves transported to the New England coast with fresh flavors that taste good long after the first bite. Groups and families are welcome, and separate children’s menus and catering packages are available. To make sure everyone can enjoy the New England flavors, gluten free and vegetarian options are offered. Reservations are accepted and encouraged. Get a taste of New England in Nashville at Batter’d and Fried Boston Seafood House.
You don’t have to know how to wield a sword (though that would be pretty awesome) to enjoy the authentic Japanese cuisine at Samurai Sushi. Samurai has been listed as one of the five best sushi spots by the Tennessean, and the Nashville Scene calls Samurai “out of this world”. Enjoy authentic dishes like Squid Salad, the California Roll or the Hawaiian Roll. Combination meals are available as well. Beer and non-alcoholic drinks are available. Gluten free and vegetarian options are offered as well. Reservations are accepted, and takeout is obtainable for those staying in to watch marathons of America’s Funniest Home Videos. After all, those baby and puppy videos are just so cute. Try Samurai’s sushi today.