bar serves Japanese beer and prosecco, the Italian sparkling wine that is a nice accompaniment to Japanese dishes, especially with fish. The restaurant serves only Pacific bluefin tuna. Considered the emperor of tuna, bluefin is used especially for sushi and sashimi. The taste is different; it’s sweeter than other tuna with a creamier texture. The belly of the tuna is called toro and is the best part with a high-fat content. The more common yellowfin is more tender and milder in taste. Other house specialties include fresh oysters on the half shell, live lobsters, and abalone. Take a look at the live tanks on the sushi bar, and, besides the lobster tank, you might be surprised to see giant clams larger than a man’s fist. Although an oddity to see, they are tasty. Order the whole clam, and it can be prepared as sashimi, sushi, and cooked in butter. This might be for a special dinner, perhaps in the cava or wine cellar, with its entrance off the Japanese garden. Walk over the koi pond, through the door and down the spiral stairs into the lovely room that can be reserved for one table or can accommodate 10–15 people, depending on the occasion. Private dining can also be arranged 70 Los Cabos Magazine | Spring 2016 in the outdoor dining area for a special event with the lovely Japanese garden in full view. Take a few moments to look around at the beautiful Japanese trappings; your eye will surely stop at the Hina doll and Tsurushibina display on the far wall near the sushi bar. Each doll is made by hand, dressed in kimono, and has special meaning when a Hina doll is given as a gift to a daughter. An annual doll festival is held in March in Japan. Each of the hanging Tsurushibina ornaments has a meaning with a special wish for their daughter to grow up healthy, wealthy and full of happiness. D I N I N G Court esy Daikoku by Karina Urquizo (3) Clockwise from top: Daikoku now boasts two teppanyaki tables in the Japanese garden. Each seats six, and there is a complete teppanyaki menu; for dessert, select from flamed apple, strawberry, banana, or cherry served on top of ice cream; another new addition to the Cabo San Lucas Daikoku is a mobile sake cart from which the house rice wine is served from a container that is rolled around to the individual tables.
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