From Our Editors
Shirasoni: A User’s Guide
- Roll: Happy Roll (shrimp tempura with jalapeño, salmon, and cream cheese, all deep-fried)
- Entree: new york steak, cooked on the teppanyaki grill
- Side: garlic fried rice
- Cocktail: lychee martini
Choose Your Dining Adventure
- Sushi bar: After selecting from a menu of nearly 50 maki, guests who pull up a chair to the sushi bar can watch their elaborate creations taking shape. Chefs belong to the maximalist school of sushi-making, and their rolls often pile as many ingredients on top as they hold inside.
- Teppanyaki grill: If you’re in the mood for a show—and especially if your party includes kids—gather around the tables with the big griddles in the center. A chef will show up to entertain the group as he cooks, demonstrating feats such as setting an onion aflame and flipping morsels of meat and veggies high into the air.
- On Tuesdays, kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
- Their martini lists runs 99 deep—something to keep in mind on Ladies’ Night Out Thursdays, when each martini is just $5.
Tamago: an omelet-like dish made from rolling together several layers of egg cooked with sugar and soy sauce, often cut into small blocks and secured to a portion of rice for nigiri
Tobiko: flying fish roe; its red-orange color and crunchy texture make it a popular garnish for sushi.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Shirasoni’s owners also run fusion-minded spot The Wishing Crab (2505 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood), but here the seafood also comes in steampots.