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45 S. Fair Oaks Ave. (Colorado Blvd.) Send to Phone
Contemporary dishes---salmon pizza and sashimi doused in truffle oil---are paired with traditional sushi and teppanyaki cooking.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Maikobe Restaurant Review

: In a stylish Japanese restaurant with colorful art punching up an understated black, grey and white palette, guests recline on banquettes with colorful silk throw pillows or around teppanyaki tables in a separate room. Some very respectable, artfully presented sushi is available, as well as more innovative dishes like a jalapeño-spiked tuna or salmon sashimi “pizza” drizzled with spicy aïoli and eel sauce. The flatbread crust is remarkably similar to a tortilla---puff pastry would have yielded a more sophisticated dish---but the results are satisfying nonetheless. Other contemporary creations include sashimi in truffle oil, “monkey brain” (a flash-fried hollowed out avocado stuffed with crab and tuna), and pan-seared scallops with wasabi cream. Around the teppanyaki tables, affable chefs prepare everything from red snapper to Kobe beef on a sizzling griddle. Desserts range from traditional mochi ice cream to elegantly presented green tea or black sesame crème brûlées.
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