Your Hosts
Ei, Teresa & Suzuki


Restaurant Hours

Lunch
Tue-Fri...11:30-2:30
Dinner
Tue-Thurs...5:00-9:30
Fri. & Sat....5:00-10:00
Sunday...5:00-9:00

Katana Restaurant
41 South Main Street
Midtown Village
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
For Reservations
(570) 825-9080

Gift Certificates Available

Look for our Weekly appetizer specials and featured drinks!
  Glossary
Sushi
Sliced raw or cooked fish, seafood, shellfish or vegetables served on a ball of vinegar seasoned rice; also general term for any kind of sushi roll
Sashimi
Sliced raw or cooked fish, seafood, shellfish or vegetables served without rice
Makki Roll (Norimakke)
Sliced raw or cooked fish, seafood, shellfish or vegetables rolled up in vinegar seasoned rice & nori seaweed & sliced into 4 to 6 pieces
Hand Roll (Temaki)
Sliced raw or cooked fish, seafood, shellfish or vegetables & vinegar seasoned rice wrapped up in a cone of nori seaweed
Nori
Dried seaweed used in making sushi
Vinegar Seasoned Rice
Rice seasoned with a mild Japanese vinegar
Wasabi
A VERY! hot green horseradish paste that is usually mixed into soy sauce for dipping sushi
Pickled Ginger (Gari)
Marinated, pickled ginger used to refresh the palate between dishes
Tobiko
Flying fish roe, a bright red, tiny roe usually added to a roll for it's crunchy texture and mildly salty taste
Ponzu
A Japanese vinegar dressing of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and lemon juice used for salads or as a dressing for fried foods
Tofu
A savory, protein rich custard made from soymilk, tofu comes in many different styles and is characterized by its ability to take on the flavor of the sauce or food it is cooked with
Shitake
An earthy, wild flavored and firm fleshed Japanese mushroom
Tempura
Seafood or vegetables dipped into a batter and deep fried
Katsu
Fried foods coated with panko bread crumbs
Panko
A coarse Japanese breadcrumb
Teriyaki
A sweet soy sauce that is used on broiled or pan sauteed meats and seafood
Gohan
Plain white sticky rice
Ocha
Green Tea
Sake (sah kay)
A traditional Japanese wine made from rice, served warmed or cold
Kon-nichiwa (koh nee chee wa)
Good afternoon. / Hello
Konbanwa (kon bah wah)
Good Evening
Domo (doh moh)
Thank you
Domo arigato (doh moh ah ree ga toh)
Thank you very much
Dozo (doh zoh)
Please
Hai (hi)
Yes (when spoken, the end vowel is cut off)
Itamae-san (ee tah mah ee san)
The polite way to address a sushi (or other Japanese) chef
Kampai (com pi)
This is the Japanese equivalent to the English "Cheers!"
Gochiso-sama (deshita)
This phrase traditionally closes a meal and translates as "it was a feast"
Sayonara (si oh nah rah)
Goodbye
 

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Owners, Ei and Suzuki, both from Japan, offer the area an authentic Japanese experience.

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