Sasipim and Noppol Areechot opened Yakuza Modern Japanese and Thai in January 2016. The style is a modern twist on traditional Japanese cuisine. Sasipim has worked her way up in the restaurant business. She started hosting, busing tables, and serving when she was 16 years old. Her husband Noppol is is the head chef at Yakuza. He has a passion for cooking and Japanese culture. Their goal is to serve the best quality food at a fair price. They know that people in Pompano Beach appreciate good food and they want to give locals a close by place to get the quality theyíre looking for. Yakuza offers nine different kinds of fish at all times which is a rare thing to find at most restaurants. Noppol serves the fish simply with small perfect bite sizes instead of whole pieces. He wants to highlight the flavor of the fish and not cover it up with extensive amounts of sauce. The food is always neatly and beautifully plated. To the owners, food is an art form, so presentation is just as important as taste. Their sushi is a must try. Customers love the Lobster Lobster Roll, which is lobster tempura, with fresh vegetables, wasabi cream, and spicy mayo. Sasipim recommends the Beef Tataki, which is made with their filet perfectly seared and sliced, and topped with truffle, micro chives, caviar, and gold flakes. Yakuza has a full bar and crafts delicious specialty cocktails. Their best seller is the Hawaiian Lava: a spin on a margarita, made with patron, blackberry-ginger shrub, honey, and their citrus which is squeezed daily. They use yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, in their cocktails to create and authentic flavor. They also have an extensive list of sakes. Sasipim says sake gets a bad rep for being too strong, so she wants to serve the best cold sakes in order to get her customers to appreciate it.The staff at Yakuza are highly trained to be super friendly. The restaurant is the whole package: quality food, beautiful presentation, and friendly service. They are open seven days a week. Stop in for happy hour Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 PM. Come to Yakuza Modern Japanese and Thai for upscale cuisine and outstanding service!
2515 E Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33062