"Unique." The Weekly
's own intrepid editor used this word in a review to describe Yoshimatsu, a favorite of diners throughout Tucson who enjoy good food in a kitschy Japanese atmosphere. We think it fits perfectly. Where else in town can you sup while red teddy bears eyeball you? (If you find another place, please let us know.) This is also one of those rare restaurants where vegans can walk away just as satisfied as their carnivorous brethren. It's fun for everyone!
2. Sakura, 6534 E. Tanque Verde Road, 298-7777, www.sakuratucson.com
3. Takamatsu, 5532 E. Speedway Blvd., 512-0800
Sign of the impending apocalypse: Yokohama Rice Bowl, one vote