At Hana Sushi House, chefs slice fresh salmon, scallops, and other seafood for sashimi and fashion the miniature filets into specialty sushi rolls. They also pan fry udon noodles and sizzle hibachi-style steak, lobster, and other proteins in the kitchen. Patrons can sip pours from the sake bar or relish the sweetness of red-bean ice cream or banana tempura. Complimentary WiFi keeps guests' devices connected throughout their visits.
Fulin’s Asian Cuisine was named Best Nashville Chinese Food in Best of Citysearch 2010 for its full menu of Asian cuisine including Chinese and Japanese dishes. Under the paper lanterns at the sushi bar, sushi chefs craft rolls such as the Honada, a deep-fried spicy-tuna roll with the chef’s special sauce, and the Rock City roll with shrimp tempura and avocado. Glasses of wine, sake, and signature cocktails from the full bar accompany patrons dining beneath the umbrellas on the outdoor patio or hiding beneath the tables.
Inside a cheerful restaurant decorated with yellow walls and streamers, culinary wunderkinds dish up traditional Mexican–style enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas. Green sauce, sour cream, and salsa drizzles over three types of enchiladas, and eight different burritos encase protein-packed mouthfuls of chicken, grilled steak, pork tips, and beans. Traditional desserts such as churros and fried ice cream celebrate the marriage of crispiness and sweetness, much like a deep-fried love letter. Barkeeps also pour imported beers, blend monster margaritas, and expound on the virtues, vices, and variances of more than a dozen tequilas stashed in their well-equipped watering hole.
Zaxby's menu of chicken-centric comfort fare demolishes cravings with its roster of eight hefty Meal Dealz. The Kickin' chicken sandwich kindles chicken tenders with Zaxby's popular Tongue Torch wing sauce, muffling the ensuing crackles between two slices of texas toast that are thicker than War and Peace after a Thanksgiving dinner. More flame-sensitive taste buds can indulge in the chicken-fingers-sandwich meal, which serves up chicken fingers with milder Zax Sauce on a toasted bun. Flanked by a side of celery sticks and ranch, boneless and buffalo wings set appetites aflutter with one of nine intoxicating sauces, including teriyaki and hickory barbecue. Cooks slice up all-white-meat poultry for the chicken-salad sandwich, layering it with lettuce and tomato inside a cushiony casing of honey-wheat bread. Golden crinkle fries and a 22-ounce fountain drink accompany each meal, calming the nerves of chickens preparing to make their table debut.
Wise Gyro & Grill's menu is a mouthwatering marriage of authentic Mediterranean fare and familiar American classics. The locally owned and operated eatery presents diners with a concise selection of grilled items ranging from thinly sliced gyros and crispy falafel sandwiches to juicy burgers and gooey philly cheesesteaks. In the kitchen, chefs bustle around the grill cooking each meal to order, a process that ensures every bite is as hot and tender as a haiku penned in magma. Once each meaty morsel quivers with juiciness, it's shuttled out to a bright dining area, where the walls pop with vibrant orange and yellow hues.
Bellacino's squad of culinary muses crafts casual Italian fare in its bustling kitchen. Ogle a menu of more than 20 grinders stuffed with meats and cheeses and flaunting billows of fresh-baked bread. The classic meatball creation ($4.19–$10.79) lobs mozzarella, pasta sauce, and green peppers down throats to quench hunger hovering at the edge of empty bellies. Roaring appetites may entertain up to 18 inches of grinder at once or applaud 16-inch pizzas ($11.99–$17.99) adorned with 18 toppings ($0.80–$1.55 each) and endless laugh tracks. Lighten up with selections from Bellacino's light menu or ride the waves of fresh-cooked pasta ($6.99–$8.49) on a surfboard of garlic toast.