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Amakara doesn’t look particularly Japanese, with its polished stone floor and big leather dining chairs, but the food is the genuine article. Starting from the rice, which is satisfyingly sticky and only slightly sweet, the sushi is done right, with gleaming fresh fish and crisp veggie ingredients. Even the ginger is superior, with its clear bite of palate-cleansing spice. We loved the red tuna and its upscale cousin, toro. The spider roll came topped fetchingly with three colors of fish roe, but we found the yellow too fishy for our taste. Sitting at the sushi bar is the way to go here. Items from the kitchen were good, too, but a little less so. Tempura was light but a little greasy. The salad had a delicious dressing, but the greens were tired. Lunch Mon.–Fri., dinner Mon.–Sat.
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