Like pro-wrestling and revenge, the best fish is served raw. Put sushi in a headlock with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi, sashimi, and Japanese cuisine at Yakuza in Chesterfield.
Bamboo wall screens, elegantly set tables, and warm-toned décor set an appropriate stage for the epicurean creations of Yakuza's sushi chefs, who possess more than 20 years of experience and unfurl resplendent menus of classic and inventive Japanese fare. The maki menu showcases specialty rolls such as the Cobra, filled with tempura shrimp, asparagus, and cream cheese and topped with eel ($14.95), and the crab-rangoon roll, wrapped in rice and seaweed and flash-fried by a highly trained lightning bolt ($7.95). Entrees corral pieces of sushi, fresh sashimi, or a combination of both onto one convenient platter or sushi-sporting boat, ($19.95+), and bento boxes come packed with vittles such as grilled salmon ($16.95) and pork katsu ($13.95), all accompanied by a california roll, seaweed, squid salad, and steamed rice. Guests can order domestic beers ($3.25+) or warm sake ($4+) off the drink menu to make meals as spirited as an all-poltergeist cheerleading squad.
Yakuza Sushi Bar
In stark contrast to Yakuza Sushi Bar’s otherwise low-lit dining room, golden lights flood the surface of a full-length bar where chefs busily roll together a menu of sushi and sashimi. Drawing on ocean-fresh ingredients such as scallops, octopus, mackerel, and crab, they craft their own interpretations of Japanese classics; customer favorites include the crab-rangoon roll and the aptly named Fire roll, whose spicy tuna complements a drizzle of volcanic lava. Aside from the restaurant’s flagship variations of fish, tempura vegetables and chicken and beef teriyaki serve as the centerpieces for traditional bento entrees.
13419 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017