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Sake Cafe Restaurant Review: Sake Café offers a long list of unsubtle Americanized rolls, filled with fried batter, smothered with several sauces, and covered in a rainbow of fish and caviars. Flashy perhaps, but skip them and go for the sushi and the sashimi: still-pulsating scallops taken fresh from their shells, marbled toro, and aji (small, silvery mackerel) served tempura-fried with their heads and skeletons intact. Cocktails, wine and saké shape the beverages component, but the efficient servers never let cups of green tea go empty. The wine list is surprisingly extensive for a sushi restaurant, and well-thought out. We could make a dessert of some of the plum wine selections, but you will probably want to opt for tempura cheesecake with strawberries. Contractors working architectural miracles transformed a drab drugstore into this ambient Japanese restaurant with dim corners and concentrated lighting, a lounge-like cocktail bar, and a comfortable upstairs loft. One thing they smartly left alone: the ample parking lot.