Yama Japan Sushi & Hibachi is an unassuming hidden gem that is a great lunch time spot. Yama Japan appears to be family owned and operated. The food is fast, fresh, and delicious. I am a personally a fan of the Sashimi regular (pictured above) the quality, cut, and freshness are always excellent. Yama has a full lunchtime menue with many different options ranging from Hibachi to Sushi Rolls. Yama Japan is conveniently located near Central and Secor close to the University of of Toledo campus and many different shops and restaurants. Yama Japan is very quick, I am usually
Sakura is one of my top 3 favorite Sushi restaurants in Toledo. They offer a wide selection of Sushi, Sashimi, and several traditional hibachi grills with chefs who perform various theatrics while preparing the food. The prices are reasonable and the food is generally very good. Sakura has a few smaller locations called Sakura Express these express restaurants have a smaller menu and don’t offer the same Sushi selection as the original Sakura. However, the food is still very good and it can be a great lunch time treat. Same quality food, less formal, faster, and a bit cheaper.
Kyoto Ka (300 Madison Ave, Toledo, OH 43604) is one of my favorite lunch time spots. If you’re a fan of Nigiri or Shashimi they have a great Sushi Combination ($13.95) and Sashimi Combination ($15.95). Soup and salad are included and you can choose between a Tuna roll or a California roll. The atmosphere is upscale and classy. Most of the clientele during the lunch hour are from the downtown business crowd. The waitstaff are attentive, and the food is made with care and attention to detail. The sushi is fresh and proportioned well. This is by far my favorite