I took the afternoon off for a dentist appointment but decided to get a sushi lunch first. I had Misato on my mind, but I drove up to a closed restaurant (they were on vacation for two weeks). Crap! So I went to my trusty Urbanspoon App to see what other sushi restaurants were around the area that was also on my wishlist and came upon this place. It was a fairly warm day so hot rice bowls were definitely not on my mind, but I was craving for sushi really badly!
Here’s what I ordered today:
I believe this came with my sushi combo. Your very standard mixed green salad topped with a tangy vinaigrette.
Salmon Mango Roll – $7.25
I thought the sushi combo wouldn’t be enough, so I ordered a couple more rolls as well. Now, in general, I never order rolls with fruits – I’m not a fan of funky or overly innovative rolls. I don’t know why but I wanted mango on my roll that day. You have the choice of tuna or salmon and I think mango and salmon is a better pairing. This was actually quite decent. The mango was nicely ripe and sweet – it was refreshing against the cool and fresh salmon. The avocado was there to add more creaminess to the entire roll. I like how the roll wasn’t overly packed with rice – it was just the right amount!
Negi Toro Roll – $4.95
Negi-toro is one of my favorite rolls since I love toro. The one here is really good – the toro is super creamy and oily and just melted in my mouth. Hmmmmmmm. I think it could use a bit more chopped onions but that is a personal preference.
Sushi Combo – $12.95
My main. I was pretty full at this point. When I try a new restaurant, I always order their assorted sushi combo (or chirashi) just so I can try out an assortment of nigiri for a lower price than ordering it individually. I will admit that this is not my favorite combination, but there was nothing else that features an assortment of nigiri. However, this restaurant didn’t say it specializes in sushi so I have to be reasonable with my expectations. This was a decently made sushi combo – the nigiri are a good size. The fish was sliced to a decent thickness and there was maybe just a little too much rice underneath. Didn’t matter to me since I only ate the fish :p The California Rolls are pretty standard – I like my crab mixture to be really creamy but I definitely didn’t get that here.
Prices are ok – I thought the rolls were a bit pricey but at least they tasted good. Service was really good and the servers are friendly. The restaurant itself is a bit run down so it’s very casual, and they have a patio. I would love to return for their rice bowls when it’s a bit cooler :p Although the location is quite far from where I live, I can also go to E Mart and stock up on groceries afterwards!