Daikoku – LCM 42 Winter 2016

tepanyaki_01_Daikoku Cabo_Karina Urquizo phLike many of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, Los Cabos is home to a diverse community of expats. And, lucky for us, a good number of them have opened restaurants that showcase the flavors of their respective motherlands. At Daikoku, which opened in 2014, the owners have created an impressive setting—you’ll want time to explore the Zen garden—to go along with a rather impressive traditional Japanese menu. Enjoy a lunch or dinner alfresco or opt for the air-conditioned dining area, where you will walk over a Zen garden created three feet below the glass-bottom floor. A square-shaped sushi bar offers 60 choices, while the dinner menu is filled with all manner of delectable items from the Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese-born chef Taka’s dinner menu becomes available at 6 p.m. Myriad soups, salads, fried rice, noodles, beef, chicken, seafood, and fresh fish await the hungry palate. Try the tempura of shrimp, squid, fish, or veggies—or a mixture of all. Other items include baby squid filled with crab pâté and red chile pepper, as well as thick and thin slices of sashimi. Now through October, guests can enjoy a 20 percent discount when dining noon–4 p.m., and Daikoku recently introduced cooking lessons. The Daikoku Facebook page is a wonderful resource, where fans can keep track of not only limited-time-offer promotions but also upcoming events. Plaza Nautica, Blvd. Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-4038, www.daikoku.com.mx. Daily noon–11:30 p.m. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $$–$$$ S.A.B.