Choose from three different Japanese dining venues all in one building. A favorite is the Tokyo room upstairs, where the sound of raindrops from a massive waterfall design evokes a sense of tranquility. There’s a notable selection of small plates, seafood specialties, sushi, nigiri and sashimi, specialty rolls, and desserts. Sip on a rare seasonal sake or a cold Japanese beer while savoring Panko Fried Soft-shell Crab with sesame dressing or Kara-Age Fried Chicken Thigh with Japanese mayo. The Tempura Banana Vanilla Ice Cream with nuts, chocolate sauce and caramel will further convince you that your visit to Nozomi will exceed your greatest expectations. Nozomi, 3050 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008; (760) 729- 7877; carlsbadnozomi.com; Asian Fusion; $$$.