From Our Editors
There’s a sense of presentation that permeates Hanayuki Japanese Restaurant. The bright orange and red colors and geometric shapes that inform the decor are almost plates of sushi writ large—colorful fish arranged with flair sit next to rolls drizzled with zigzagging lines of eel sauce. Dragon rolls contain tempura shrimp topped with eel and avocado, whereas spicy-tuna rolls are packed with tuna, cucumber, and spicy sauces. In addition to sushi, chefs grill entrees featuring both seafood and chicken or beef. They coat teriyaki chicken and steak in sauces made from scratch and mingle shrimp, scallops, and chicken with rice or soba noodles. Amid the elegant trappings of the eatery—wood trim wraps its way around plush booths and flat-screen TVs embedded in walls, and backless shelves offer glimpses of other dining areas—servers deliver consistently friendly interactions along with the beautifully presented food.