Tank’s Sushi Bistro is owned and operated by chef Ge “Tank” Tang with his wife Jennifer.
They are a young, energetic couple dedicated to making people feel welcome and serving traditional Japanese food.
Tang learned how to cook Japanese food from Kashuke, his master in Japan.
“My first teacher showed me how to cook sushi like my father taught me how to walk,” says Tang.
The Bistro offers something for everyone. There are more than 30 sushi rolls offered such as the Mango Manica roll served with spicy lump crab and mango.
You can also enjoy traditional sake, or the contemporary fizzy-infused peach sake with your meal. The bistro also offers a selection of domestic and international bottled beers.
Tank’s Sushi Bistro is a small, popular place and reservations are recommended.
How would you describe the restaurant’s atmosphere?
We wanted to make the Bistro feel like your kitchen where we take care of the cooking part. In Japan, people will come in and order a pot of tea or sake while they talk and relax. We want people to linger over their meal savoring the taste of the traditional Japanese fare. The decor is low-key, because Tank’s is about the delicious simplicity of the food.
What is your food philosophy?
I want people to like what they order. Customers are easily accommodated because my staff and I want you to delve into the many variations of sushi and sashimi. We want to surprise you by introducing a sushi or sashimi roll you might not have had otherwise picked. If you want to challenge your palate with a preparation of eel, I will offer it with cucumber and rice vinegar wrapped in cucumber served to ease you into a new flavor and expand your palette.
What type of food do you specialize in?
My special dishes dovetail with my philosophy of serving fresh seafood in the traditional Japanese way. Japanese food is complicated and seafood is seasonal, so I am continually able to offer something different. I have daily specials depending on what is available.
What is your signature dish?
My signature dish is fresh, traditional sushi and sashimi. I am happy to complement the menu with your individual requests. We serve a wide range of sushi and sashimi from individual pieces, to rolls, to platters.
What would you recommend for a first timer?
I would suggest a cup of miso soup and a mild sushi roll such as crab meat with cucumbers. With your meal, I’d recommend one of our imported sakes. The bistro has a dessert menu and green tea ice cream-is a good place to start. If you have a large party, I’d recommend one of our seafood platters.