After honing his sushi-making skills for decades at Sayaka Japanese Restaurant, Miguel opened his own restaurant with his own style of sushi. Sushi Miguel's Style means artful rolls topped with crumbled tempura placed delicately on a granite tabletop. Miguel's style is thick hand rolls bursting with spicy tuna and nigiri topped with bright-pink salmon and doused in tasty sauce, adding color and flavor to palates.
Sushiya Japanese Restaurant and Bar's culinary craftspeople concoct an extensive assortment of sushi rolls, hot and cold Japanese appetizers, noodle dishes, entrees, and salads. Inspired by Tokyo’s combined restaurant/sports clubs, Sushiya divides its interior between a dining room and an entertainment area with televisions broadcasting the latest sporting events, news programs, and goldfish beauty pageants. A full bar pairs cuisine with authentic Japanese sakes, exotic beers, and international wines hailing from locales such as Spain, Argentina, Chile, and California. Flanked by custom-designed fixtures, hardwood floors fashioned from exotic woods cradle rows of tables as lamps and candles conjure an intimate eating atmosphere.
Taking their cue from a metallic shark that adorns the sushi bar's back wall, diners ravenously devour a sea- and land-based selection of pan-Asian entrees. Boasting classical culinary training and more than 20 years of experience, chef and owner Jay Bai personally designs all of the menu's sushi rolls and word-search puzzles. Despite mixing all of his own sauces in-house, he elects to use them sparingly and highlights his fish's freshness instead, prompting the University of California, Riverside Highlander to write that "it was almost unbelievable at first to find that sushi this delicious had come to Riverside."Some sushi creations incorporate such flavorful touches as peppered salmon, baked scallops, or spicy mango sauce, but other pan-regional entrees provide more traditional tastes. Grilled steaks sport a glaze of teriyaki sauce, and deep-fried orange chicken combines tart and spicy flavors.