Nami

Japanese in Old Town, Corktown & Distillery District

Nami, meaning 'wave' (as in tsunami), is unmissable for its cool blue-neon wave on the outside of the building. Bustling about the black-lacquered interior are kimono-clad hostesses and intense sushi chefs, who make only small concessions to North American palates. Robatayaki grilling is a specialty, so this is the place to try home-style sukiyaki hot pot.