The Bardstown Road location of Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi may not the noisiest restaurant in the city, but it certainly ranks in the top 10.
Some of that noise is kitschy entertainment. At the teppanyaki table, flames rise with a whoosh and knives fall with a clatter as groups take in the showy slash-and-grill hibachi cookery. Every once in a while, a drummer leads processions of servers to a table where diners are celebrating festive occasions. And the noise is magnified by modern design elements glass, metal and hard-edged surfaces.
But some of that noise is crowd-sourced MORE
Like so many great culinary masterpieces, sushi traces its origin to the most prosaic of sources, according to sushi expert Dave Lowry, author of the useful pocket-size handbook, “The Connoisseur’s Guide to Sushi.”
“Legend credits the invention of sushi to an old woman who was worried that bandits might steal a pot of her rice,” Lowry writes. “She shinnied up a tree and stashed the rice in an osprey nest until the threat passed. When she retrieved the rice, it had begun to ferment. She also discovered that some of the ospreys’ fish scraps, which had fallen into the rice, were not only edible, but also, as far as comestibles left exposed to the elements in the living quarters of messy birds of prey go, rather tasty.”
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Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5 p.m to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday-Wednesday, 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 5 p.m.- 12 p.m.