My wife and I chose Okura Japanese Restaurant for our Valentine's Day evening for many reasons. We love the food, the great service and decided it wouldn't be as busy as the steak and seafood places. Imagine our surprise when we arrive and there's one table available! Okura owners Victor and Amy did a wonderful job creating an enjoyable evening for all who were there. Long stem roses were given to the ladies and they had some very creative specials for the evening.
My wife ordered her favorite "Steak Teriyaki", tender strips of beef in a teriyaki sauce with broccoli, bean sprouts and rice. I was there for the sushi. Their chef, Kailon is one of the areas best sushi chefs. I usually ask him to make me something original but tonight I stuck with the menu and very interesting Specials. I ordered the Valentine Roll,(tuna and eel inside and more tuna on the outside with spice mayo shaped into a heart), Killer Roll,(inside tuna, crab, caviar, scallions and spicy mayo topped with shrimp, eel, avacado, wasabi and spicy mayo, tempura flakes and caviar), 2 tuna, 2 salmon and 1 eel sushi. We were told it would be 25-30 minutes for the sushi so I got a salad as well. My wifes meal came with Miso soup and a salad.
While waiting one of the owners, Amy, asked if we liked spicy food. Soon after a plate of "Bang Bang Shrimp" arrived. The small lightly battered shrimp were topped with the spicy mayo and Sriracha hot Chili sauce. It was done just right and had just the amount of spicy kick to compliment the shrimp.
Our evening was very enjoyable and as special as going to anyone of the "theme" restaurants with a limited menu and high end menu. So next time a special holiday comes around, don't pass on Okura. They will show you a great time, everytime.