At Geisha Steak and Sushi Restaurant, fine dining mingles with culinary arts in a creative menu of Japanese specialties cooked over open flames or rolled fresh on the sushi bar. While juggling the entire food pyramid over the hibachi grill, chefs combine meats such as chicken and calamari, filet mignon and shrimp, and steak and lobster with steamed rice and assorted veggies. Meats sizzle as mounds of noodles brown atop the grill and mix with tangy sauces that land somewhere between salty and sweet, like a grizzled sailor’s love letters. The chefs condition taste buds to swoon over cylindrical foods by creating specialty rolls such as the flash-fried White Dragon roll with tuna, salmon, and avocado, or the Fuji-san, composed of shrimp tempura, snow crabs and spicy mayo. Their desserts—such as banana tempura, fried strawberry cheesecake, and mochi ice cream made from rice—deliciously round out meals, leaving otherwise noisy stomachs pleasantly subdued and receptive to patting.
Hanging lanterns spotlight sushi chefs in warm light as they stand behind an intimate sushi bar, garnishing freshly sliced sushi rolls with swirls of colorful sauces, sprigs of carrots, and plump portions of wasabi. In the kitchen, chefs peer over pots of bubbling noodles and simmering curries, meticulously adding dashes of spices and shoots of basil to procure complex and harmonious traditional Thai flavors. For dessert, the culinary artists pair sweet sticky rice with fresh mango and coconut ice cream.
Flowers of folded cloth napkins sit atop every table in the sunlit dining room, where dishes are joined by cups of jasmine and green teas. The restaurant is a BYOB establishment, enabling guests to bring their own bottles of wine.
Iron Chefs Hibachi & Sushi Bar invites customers to immerse their senses in a comfortable dining environment enhanced by a menu brimming with fresh sushi rolls and hibachi dishes. Behind the long, dark bar, sushi chefs ensconce fresh seafood with steamed rice to create intricate rolls. Guests gather around the center grill to watch hibachi chefs prepare meals with feats of culinary coordination.
Chef David Oh mans the sushi bar at Sushi Yokohama, where customers can watch him create and serve up fresh fish creations in sashimi, maki roll, and tempura form, all made to order to ensure freshness. He piles spicy tuna, crab and rice into towers that can be demolished as an appetizer and assembles combos for those who want to sample a whole school of fish. Land-based entrees get their due, as well; the menu includes teriyaki dishes and udon noodles.
Patrons at Fuji Steak House & Sushi Bar pull up blond-wood chairs to tableside hibachi grills where trained chefs chop, flip, and sizzle ingredients into display-worthy dishes from the menu. A house salad and shrimp appetizer warms up each diner’s taste buds before chefs practice spatula-juggling circus acts on a choice of entree ingredients, such as chicken, filet mignon, scallops, or vegetables. Pairs or quartets of mouths also munch sides of hibachi vegetables and steamed rice, taking back midriff space from the stomach’s inconsiderate roommate, the liver.