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Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar Restaurant Review: This La Quinta eatery is a marriage of Japanese and California cuisine with a motif that is modern and elegant with Asian overtones. A menu of traditional sushi and innovative fusion dishes gives the place its wide-ranging appeal. Try the palate-awakening Serrano hamachi carpaccio and the tobanyaki rib-eye with saké, soy and yuzu juice, made in a toban and brought to the table to complete its cooking. Crowd-pleasers are the crispy tuna and the "dynamite" mussels with spicy cream sauce. There are numerous sakés as well as a decent wine selection. The ambience is elegant and the bar scene buzzing --- not surprising, considering the range of martinis available. We particularly like the ginger cosmo, especially during happy hour, held daily from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., when drink specials start at $4.95 and small plates at $3.95.