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Izakaya serves up favorites in cozy spot

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    Executive chef Akito Yoshioka presents his 30-piece chef’s choice sashimi platter at Matsuri Japanese restaurant.

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    A Rockfish Nitsuke with a serving of Eggplant Nimono, left, at Matsuri.

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    Tempura of shrimp and vegetables is light and crisp at Matsuri.

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    A Matsuri Kotobuki roll — shrimp tempura, ahi and squid, topped with a slice of jalapeno.

For every hungry person who thrives on the culinary circus, noise and frenzy surrounding the latest restaurant sensations, there are probably dozens more who retreat from the crowds and lines in favor of quieter quarters and no-fuss meals. Read more

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