Unlike many venues that offer sushi as part of a mixture of cuisines, Yuki Hana is first and foremost a Japanese restaurant. Fabric hangings with images of women in kimonos adorn the walls. The chefs at the sushi bar wear traditional robes and headbands. Your server brings you a moist towelette soon after you sit down. You can order sake or big bottles of Kirin. The only thing missing is the shouted Irashaimase! when you enter.
The menu includes everything that you would expect from a complete Japanese restaurant, including teriyaki, tempura, sushi, sashimi, chirasi and udon. In addition to the traditional maki, there are "chef's special maki," like the "double" rolls that feature slices of fish both inside the roll and on top: the kind of maki that you might expect Homer Simpson to make if he were handy with a makisu sushi-rolling mat.
Although Yuki Hana is definitely a place for sushi, sushiphobes won't lack options. In addition to sushi, the menu offers a variety of Szechwan dishes like Hunan beef and kung pao chicken. An assortment of Pan-Asian dishes like Singapore noodles, Pad Thai and fried rice round out the fish-free options.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Alan Simmons