Thursday, November 29, 2007

Another reader writes about sushi . . .

"If you like sushi you should go try Wasabi Sushi on Hulen - close to the Half-Price Books. Locally owned, the food is fresh and fabulous. A little pricey, but what sushi bar isn't? Great atmosphere for the middle of a strip mall."

Which brings up the question: Is all sushi expensive? Is inexpensive sushi worth purchasing? My wife came home with a store-brand, pre-packaged, sushi tray the other day, knowing that I love it, and I threw it out. It was almost unedible.

The question to the readers is: the best value sushi is where?

It must taste good, be fresh and be relatively inexpensive.

6 comments:

Spanglocity said...

Good point on value!

My wife and I are avid sushi eaters. We started with Blowfish in Arlington, which late became Piranha. We loved it ... until the rolls started getting really small. They suddenly became all about the flash. Oh, and they opened a martini bar next door. So I guess they were more about the new business.

What we learned was that it is all about the freshness and the chefs. A good sushi chef will make their own sauces, which can make or break a sushi roll. One of the Piranha chefs from Arlington went to Mikado in downtown FW. So Mikado all of a sudden was great. (Sad postscript. Mikado shut down when the landowner would not renew their lease.)

Our latest place has been Edohana on South Hulen. The manager and wait-staff treat us great. They have this great lobster roll and several other specialty rolls that my wife and I really like.

There are several places that have been recommended to me that I haven't tried yet including Ocean Blue (?), I think is the name.

Francis Shivone said...

Spanglo: Great thanks. Just one question though. Are the prices essentially the same or close?

Spanglocity said...

Sushi rolls are typically the same price from place to place, ranging from $7 to $12 a roll. My wife and I usually order two to three rolls, some edamame (steamed soy beans lightly salted) and an order of sashimi (raw salmon). Our bills usually run between $30 and $50 every time, just about every restaurant. Now, that doesn't include wine or beer. It can run a little higher, of course, with booze.

So I guess, the bottom line is that what is important, since most are the same price, is freshness, presentation, sauces and unique menu items.

Francis Shivone said...

Thanks.

Jake said...

I always wanted to taste sushi but I found it was too dificult to eat it with hashi. I got empbarassed when i tried to eat with my friends...
I found this video that teachs how to eat in a polite way. http://www.weshow.com/r/us/p/24327/eating_sushi_in_a_polite_way
It helped me a lot :D

Grahamdaddy said...

Try Tokyo Cafe over on Camp Bowie. Great Sushi at a VERY reasonable price!