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Fifteen-year restaurant veteran Jin Kye opened Kaki Sushi in May 2007, a timely moment since kaki is Japanese for “blooming season.” Kye watches all from behind the sushi bar, wielding his chef’s knife, instructing the staff, and chatting with customers. The eight-page menu has a picture for every dish. Quite a few creative names fill the maki pages, like the Chuck Norris, the Lion King, and the Big Mac—a 10-piece roll of hamachi and crab topped with white tuna, avocado, and, of course, special sauce. The Sexy Sexy roll is a bold combination of spicy tuna, eel, cream cheese, shrimp tempura, and spicy wasabi sauce, but the oversized pieces are too much to eat in one bite, leaving the diner looking anything but sexy. Lunch Mon.–Sat., dinner daily.
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