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 bursts with specialty rolls such as the Tsunami, packed with crab, jalapeño, and avocado and topped with a sliver of lemon ($13.95), and the crab-rangoon roll, wrapped in rice and seaweed and flash-fried by a highly trained lightning bolt ($7.95). All dinners, including sushi combinations ($19.95+) and bento boxes ($13.95+), come with a bowl of miso soup and salad. Chicken teriyaki ($13.95) and spicy Korean bulgogi ($15.95) accompany three pieces of california roll and a squid salad, and a velvety flank of unagi nuzzles against noodles and broth in the unagi don ($17.95). 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