With a plethora of sushi restaurants in this college town, it’s hard to stand out. But 40 Tempura has managed to do just that. Located in a shopping center that was once a restaurant graveyard, this “outskirts area” eatery is now anything but. Soft music and subdued lighting make for a relaxing spot to meet friends and savor fresh veggie rolls packed with crisp cucumber, asparagus, avocado, and sweet burdock root. We liked even better the intense flavors and fiery kick of the flaming shrimp roll. And we couldn’t resist the light, crispy batter of the namesake shrimp tempura.