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Ambrosia Restaurant Review: He doesn’t smile or say much, but sushi chef-owner “Masa" rarely takes a night off, accounting for the consistent quality of the food at this stylish place. In addition to classic choices, Ambrosia's extensive list of sushi includes local fish and shellfish not often found in sushi bars, like stone crab, conch, sweet shrimp and white tuna. Those who favor sushi that features the fish's own flavor should mostly stick to nigiri, as many makis, while crowd-pleasers for diners with Americanized tastes, are overwrought with fried items and cream cheese. However, some makis do allow fresh seafood to shine, such as in the Hamachi Heat roll incorporating snow crab, hamachi and jalapeño tempura. There are also a few unusually interesting vegetarian makis, like the simple ume shiso (rich plum paste balanced by astringent fresh shiso leaf). For those with more earthy preferences, the pork or chicken “katsu” cutlets, chicken or beef teriyaki, or any of the delicately crisp tempura options offer plenty of alternatives. Choose a seat in the bar area for light dining or to focus on the wide selection of limited-edition boutique sakés. Plus, the barstools offer the best view of the spacious, modern-design room complete with glass waterfall and undulating steel walls.