Swordfish Contemporary Sushi

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This sushi and seafood spot blazes with brilliant color before you even see its fireplace. Rocks and waterfalls figure under high ceilings and exposed pipes in the 4,000-square-foot restaurant serving sushi, sashimi and cooked Japanese contemporary cuisine. Ceiling-high bamboo and giant copper leafed fixtures adorn the walls.

Swordfish features more cooked items than its sibling, Wildfish. The menu mixes contemporary maki rolls with Japanese entrees focusing on fresh fish. House rolls include: Dragon Fire (soft-shell crab and fresh-water eel wrapped with yellow fin tuna served on a pool of flaming Bacardi 151) and White Dragon (ultra-tender super white tuna stuffed with shrimp tempura). Black rice is used in place of less nutritious sticky white. Along with sushi, you can sample zesty dishes like the blackened seven-spice filet mignon and grilled sesame seven-spice-encrusted swordfish. The mochi sampler features a parade of raspberry, strawberry, coffee and mango ice cream balls.