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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food and Sushi
Zagat-rated Takara Japanese Steakhouse's menu includes a shumai steamed shrimp-dumpling starter ($5.25), salmon-avocado sushi rolls ($5.50), and entrees such as shrimp and vegetable tempura udon ($13.95) and a new york strip hibachi meal with a shrimp appetizer, soup, salad, and vegetable ($20.95). Takara uses certified Angus steak and dayboat scallops.
Takara Japanese Steakhouse
A waterfall bubbles into a rippling fishpond, its surface reflecting the colorful string lights on a sprouting tree. Around the rest of the dining room, lattice-style wooden dividers arc and bend beside traditional Japanese screens and the green wisps of plants. To pair with these decorative touches, Takara mingles traditional cooking methods from several Japanese regions in a menu of tabletop hibachi, teriyaki, and delicately wrapped sushi.
Wall sconces cast an orange glow on sashimi and maki rolls of tuna, scallop, and yellowtail, and tableside hibachi chefs slice and mince salmon, lobster, and filet mignon on a heated grill. After scooping up udon noodles from a steaming, kitchen-prepared hot pot, guests can catch the game on several high-definition flat-screen TVs, or test the bartender by asking for the little-known drink "Water on the Rocks."