The menu has dozens of entree choices, plus the lengthy sushi list, and 21 starter selections. The Dragon roll is brash and great with slashes of fire tempered by sweet eel and avocado while a sly hint of salty roe seduces the crispy soft shell crab on the Spider roll.
The focus at AZN is high-quality Asian-themed food. The menu offers the best of expected Asian cuisine: pad thai, Hong Kong fried noodle, Korean short ribs, Malaysian panang curry and sushi. But for patrons seeking the familiar, there's also dishes like General Tzu's Chicken, Kung Pao shrimp and lo mein.
The sushi is fairly rudimentary, with the bright visual exception of the Cherry Blossom roll. The artfully plated rolls extend to the pork dumplings.
The snappy tofu cubes with dashi sauce will quickly disappear, while the skewers, especially the young scallions rolled in sirloin, are delicious too. Several ramens, and other soups, are served all day, and Chef Minoda prides himself on his 16-hour tonkotsu pork stock.
Features a fairly standard roundup of typical sushi eatery items with one exception: the Okonomiyaki Japanese pancake. Also on the starter list is a series of yakitori (skewers), which are well-matched with the offerings from the bar.
This west coast styled sushi bar offers traditional sushi and grilled hibachi items.
Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m
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