Friday, May 29, 2020

Ahh Sushi!/O’shucks  The menu features classic sushi, plus trendy combos. Try the Asian “tapas.” Then there’s the beer bar side of things, which accounts for the peanuts. 22 E. 100 South, SLC, 801-596-8600. $$

Ichiban Sushi  Sushi with a twist—like the spicy Funky Charlie Roll, tuna and wasabi filled, then fried. 336 S. 400 East, SLC, 801-532-7522. $$

Kobe Japanese Restaurant  This is Mike’s place—Mike Fukumitsu, once at Kyoto, is the personality behind the sushi bar and the driving spirit in the restaurant. Perfectly fresh fish keeps a horde of regulars returning. 3947 Wasatch Blvd., SLC, 802-277-2928. $$

Kyoto  The service is friendly, the sushi is fresh, the tempura is amazingly light, and the prices are reasonable. Servings are occidentally large, and service is impeccable. 1080 E. 1300 South, SLC, 801-487-3525. $$

Koko Kitchen  This small, family-run restaurant is a genuine, low-key noodle shop. The ramen is outstanding. 702 S. 300 East, SLC, 801-364-4888. $

Naked Fish  Fresh, sustainably sourced fish is the basis of the menu, but the superlatives don’t stop there. The richest Kobe beef is a highlight, and so is the yakitori grill and the sake collection and the exquisite cocktails. 67 W. 100 South, SLC, 801-595-8888. $$

Shogun  Relax in your own private room while you enjoy finely presented teriyaki, tempura, sukiyaki or something grilled by a chef before your eyes. 321 S. Main St., SLC, 801-364-7142. $$

Simply Sushi Bargain sushi. All-you-can-eat sushi, if you agree to a few simple rules: Eat all your rice. No take-home. Eat it all or pay the price. 180 W. 400 South, SLC, 801-746-4445. $ – $$

Takashi  Takashi Gibo earned his acclaim by buying the freshest fish and serving it in politely eye-popping style. Check the chalkboard for specials like Thai mackerel, fatty tuna or spot prawns, and expect some of the best sushi in the city. 18 W. Market St., SLC, 801-519-9595. $$$

Tosh’s Ramen  Chef Tosh Sekikawa, formerly of Naked Fish, is our own ramen ranger. His long-simmered noodle-laden broths have a deservedly devoted following—meaning, go early for lunch. 1465 State St., SLC, 801-466-7000. $

Tsunami  Besides sushi, the menu offers crispy-light tempura and numerous house cocktails and sake. 2223 S. Highland Drive, SLC, 801-467-5545; 7628 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy, 801-676-6466. $$

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