Do you have a hankering for Japanese cuisine today? Then reserve your table at Akira Back’s sophisticated Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge. The lovely wood décor envelops you in another world, and the modern menu selections will thrill.

To begin, try the tataki salad, which features the titular yellowtail, big-eye tuna and salmon. There are several shared plates on the menu, but the big-eye tuna pizza is one of the most popular. Jeju domi, a Korean red snapper, is accented with chojang (a spicy Korean red-pepper dipping sauce) and orange masago.

There are numerous other options here, but sushi is a huge draw. Some of the most attractive rolls include the Popping spicy crab, with Pop Rocks!; the angry salmon, which adds in serrano pepper as well as cucumber and avocado; or the crispy kalbi, incorporating Korean short ribs. But you can also order up a yellowtail scallion roll or the unagi (freshwater eel), with eel sauce, as well as many other sushi and sashimi options.

If you wish for an entrée, Jidori chicken, wagyu, or Kobe beef short ribs are excellent choices. Try the crispy kimchi Brussels sprouts for an intriguing side. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be a satisfying night.

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