Gulf Gate has a growing food scene, with restaurants and specialty shops proliferating on several blocks around the Sarasota Pavilion shopping center, and this sleek, small Japanese gastropub is one of the best of the lot. You’ll find some of the city’s finest sushi, and daytime and late-night happy hours with unique items like two-for-$4 sake floats (order the lychee mist with lychee sake and lychee sherbet). Until 6 p.m., grab $4 sushi rolls and $4 Japas (Japanese tapas). Late happy hour runs from 10 p.m. until closing with $4 beer floats (say yes to the chocolate ice cream scoop dropped into the stout beer). Bust out those chopsticks and take a seat at the bar filled with friendly strangers.