Every good shogun knows that you don't get to rule Japan without taking a hearty evening repast every day. The team behind The Shogun Lounge also know is that Beirut is short on decent, independent Japanese restaurants that don't cost a bomb. Enter the Shogun Restaurant and Bar, a sleek, trendy Downtown joint that combines sparse Muji-esque decor with a solid menu of traditional Nipponese cuisine. On the menu, you’ll find enough varieties of maki and nigiri sushi to sate the most rabid pescatarian. The restaurant also offers a number of other traditional Japanese dishes – teppanyaki, teriyaki, tempura – to ensure that those who prefer their meals cooked don't get a raw deal.