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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.