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Tag: Westgate dining


Korean, Japanese and Chinese? All sharing real estate on a single menu? Flying Fish Sushi Bar & Grill in Westgate delivers just that

Flying Fish sushi chef Peter Oh displays clockwise from left: monkey brains, halves of deep fried avocado stuffed with cream cheese, imitation crab and spicy tuna; two types of amigo roll, one containing imitation crab, avocado and green bell pepper and the other featuring salmon, tuna and mango sauce; in the center is orange blossom roll. Photo by DREW PERINE/Staff photographer

Everyone has a go-to teriyaki restaurant.

And that’s because they’re everywhere.

Strip malls here can’t even seem to get a building permit unless they include a requisite teriyaki place, a nail salon and a check cashing business. OK, OK. I exaggerate.

My point: Teriyaki here is ubiquitous, an everyday quick, cheap and filling fast food. We don’t give it much thought beyond that.

So when I was driving down Pearl to Ruston and saw the plastic banner announcing “teriyaki” at Flying Fish in Westgate, I didn’t really give it a second glance until I noticed the storefront sign announcing “Sushi Bar & Grill.” Read more »