Musashi Japanese Steakhouse

$ $

The “Japanese steakhouse” was an early introduction to a complex, multifaceted cuisine for a lot of Americans, and the time-tested Musashi evokes the spirit of that era. It’s in the tourism corridor across from the Hughes Center, so there’s easy access for locals and visitors alike to dine amid classical decor with colorful Japanese accents. And it’s open until 3 a.m., so you can drop in – or stagger in, as the case may be – after other adventures.

You can center your meal on chicken, salmon, scallops, prawns, lobster or one of three cuts of beef, or opt for one of many combinations, such as one with prawns, scallops, calamari steak, lobster and fried rice (whew!) or a classic New York steak and prawns. Kobe beef and lobster is a more luxurious pairing.

There’s a broad selection of sushi rolls, too, such as the Rolling Stone (shrimp tempura with scallops on top) or the adventurous Party In Your Mouth (deep-fried banana and tuna topped with crab, sweet mayo and sweet seafood flakes) or the Wet Dream (shrimp tempura, spicy tuna and cucumber topped with albacore and salmon and finished with ponzu-masago sauce and slivered green onions).

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