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It’s a Japanese restaurant that looks and smells like a Chinese restaurant. (You can smell the egg rolls from the parking lot.) The restaurant is part of a chain in a handful of locations around the Southwest, and the signs of heavy investment are plentiful—starting with the large glass fountain by the front door. Private dining rooms with cut-out floors beneath the table allow patrons tosit on the floor without actually bending their legs. A seafood soup in clear broth is as delicious as it looks. Although an order of hamachi was on the chewy side, the plate of sashimi it came on contained some of the larger chunks of raw fish to be had in this town. And here’s a penny-pinching math problem for you: Should you get the regular sashimi plate which contains 15 pieces for $20, or the deluxe which has 18 pieces for $30? We chose the regular, which actually had 17 pieces (what, you don’t count the pieces when you get sushi?) and spent the savings on rolls. (Alibi Staff, December 6, 2012)