Monday, August 20, 2012

Japanese for Fish 魚

This A.M. I still can't believe how much sushi was consumed over weekend! The Tampa Gang went to Sakana, a sushi spot in South Tampa on Saturday night. Sakana, which in Japanese means fish 魚, is a place we frequent for fresh multifarious Japanese food and hip, yet laid back ambiance.




They offer everything from sushi to eclectic Japanese inspired entrees, which makes Sakana not your typical sushi restaurant.  Having a large variety on their menu, got Steve, who has never been a fan of sushi,  in the door. I carefully picked rolls I thought he might like for myself while he ordered an entree. Small tastes of my rolls over the course of a couple visits to Sakana finally swayed Steve from 'not liking sushi' to really enjoying it, giving me the go ahead to order several rolls for us to share each time we visit.



 My favorite menu items are the Beef Tartar Asian Style (prime beef strip steak minced with hot chili, scallions, sesame oil and soy sauce) which has a little kick to it, the Red Dragon Roll (shrimp tempura, cream cheese, cucumber, rice, nori, topped with tuna, avocado, spicy mayo and tempura flakes) and the insanely delicious Tempura Bananas Foster. But they have specials and offerings that aren't even listed on the menu like squid, jawbone and other unique rolls and appetizers, ask your server for the low down... they are really knowlegable and friendly at Sakana.

My little insider tip is don't go home with out ordering Voodoo Chips or the Green Monster Roll, both items that aren't listed on the menu.







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