Hidden treasures await
Japanese Kitchen is doing something right. The well-established restaurant has barley a glimpse of street view—and from Americas Parkway, at that. Buried in a nondescript business cluster across Louisiana from ABQ Uptown, Japanese Kitchen is spread between two kitty-cornered buildings that are separated by a shaded plaza. Despite their near-invisibility, Japanese Kitchen’s sushi bar and steakhouse get quite busy—even rowdy at times, especially in the teppan corner.
Los Ranchos rises early
Now that spring is upon us, Mina Yamashita’s gathering up recycled shopping bags, empty egg cartons and pocketfuls of small change and heading to Los Ranchos Growers’ Market.