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Yakuza Restaurant Review: Modern furnishings and muted lighting set a sophisticated tone for this Japanese cocktail lounge. Most of the menu is shareable---sushi, tempura and sashimi dishes are both intricate and delicate. But good luck sneaking a bite of your companion’s Yakuza burger, the restaurant’s most renowned dish. Paired with oozing chèvre and crisp shoestring fries, this all-American dish finds fresh life in an Asian atmosphere. You'll also enjoy the inventive house rolls as well as larger plates such as Kobe beef tartare, seared duck breast, and chilled soba noodles. Drinks are varied and stiff---take your pick from an entire wall of saké. A surprisingly welcoming place for children, there’s even a “kids’ happy hour” Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. Insiders know about the back patio that's a secret garden during warm weather days and nights.