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Chef Noboru Kidera works a kind of alchemy at his University City restaurant. The deft movements of his hands as he works at the bar, chatting with diners, demonstrate just how... More »
SanSai makes a great case for the introduction of Japanese fast food. This outlet of an incipient chain (there are four other SanSai operations, all... More »
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Sushi chef Jong Wook Lee creates miniature, edible art amid a traditional yet contemporary setting in the Washington Avenue club district. A huge mural of Mount Fuji... More »
Chef Naomi Hamamura's spinoff from his popular Central West End restaurant is bright and meticulously appointed, featuring Japanese standards and an excellent... More »
The local outpost of a Memphis-based chain, Sekisui is the most cosmopolitan of South Grand's ethnic restaurants. Chef Kenji Nemoto's selection of nigiri sushi and sashimi is... More »
Saying Noodles & Company serves noodles is kind of like saying Albert Pujols hits home runs. The Denver-based fast-casual chain treats the humble noodle... More »
Tani Sushi Bistro features the expected selection of nigiri sushi, sashimi and rolls both familiar and unique, as well as a few appetizers and non-sushi entrees. The... More »
An izakaya is a specific type of Japanese restaurant that serves, for lack of a better term, bar snacks. (A tapas bar is a common comparison.) Izakaya Ren splits the... More »
The Clayton mainstay has received a burst of energy from new sushi chef Eliott Harris. The familiar assortment of nigiri sushi, sashimi and standard rolls... More »
The calamari looked innocuous enough when our server brought the appetizer: familiarly curled squid rings breaded and fried to a light golden brown, with aioli for dipping. My wife ate a few. I ate a few. We looked at each other.
"Where's the squid?" she asked.
"I don't know," I said and took a close look at one of the rings. It looked like fried calamari, but beneath the...
When I visited Ocha Thai & Japanese Cuisine for the first time late last year, its name was House of Thai. The sign above the entrance still read Tachibana, the Japanese restaurant that had occupied this west-county strip-mall location for several years. New owners had taken over Tachibana in...
Sometimes, at a sushi restaurant, reading over the menu of "special" rolls, my eyes will glaze over, and I will slip into a reverie in which I imagine wrapping whatever is close at hand — chopsticks, my cell phone, my wife's purse, a small child — in nori, topping it with salmon, avocado, maybe a pinch of that teensy orange flying-fish roe and a drizzle of eel sauce, and then...
I used to live in Japan so I've eaten some really fresh sushi. If you walk into a sushi bar and it smells like fish, leave. Fresh fish doesn't smell or taste "fishy." I was visiting family in Ballwin and decided to give this place a try.
Nice atmosphere, great service and very good food. Not cheap but not too pricey. Sushi is something you really...
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