Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi

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Sakura Teppenaki and Sushi
Lincoln Park

The easy thing to do here would be to simply choose between sushi and teppanyaki (think hibachi-style grilling, à la Benihana). Not so fast. Here's the game plan: (1) Cocktails. They're vaguely tiki-ish (mai tais, Singapore slings), quite large and fairly strong. (2) Sushi sandwich. It's a spicy tuna roll in the shape of PB&J. Sounds terrible, tastes great, plus it's easier to eat than a roll. (3) Filet teppanyaki dinner. Why? Because the meat is far superior to the seafood (scallops, salmon), and because if you're going to let a chef with incredible knife skills throw balls of rice at you as he preps your meal, you may as well enjoy your dinner.

Venue name: Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi
Address: 730 W Diversey Pkwy

Cross street: between Burling and Halsted Sts
Opening hours: Dinner
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey. Bus: 8, 22, 76.
Price: Average main course: $20
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