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oc - sato sushi

thedeliciouslife | Mar 21, 2005 09:02 PM

went to a quiet neighborhood sushi place with family in fullerton:
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about sato sushi and the food...there’s a red neon “open” sign in the window, and the inside is lit with fluorescent lights. there is an attempt at “decor” with a little plastic window the floor that shows what looks like a fish pond underneath the floor, though i didn’t see any fish. it’s like the see-through walkway at crustacean in beverly hills, but looks much less sturdy, so i stepped around it.

the menu is standard: tempura, teriyaki, and noodles. the sushi bar serves all the regular nigiri and maki, and has their own special rolls, though most of them are simply adaptations of the california roll. the server brought us a little oshinko appetizer of seaweed, cucumber and crab (imitation) in a sweetened vinegar. everyone is first served a small bowl of the restaurant’s udon broth, which is salty and refreshing and a nice gesture on their part. the udon, with tempura on the side so it doesn’t get soggy, must have been good because it is very rare that dad doesn’t make a negative comment about his food. the steak and salmon teriyaki was sweet as it should be, and the tempura was crisp, though a little heavy on the batter. one thing that stood out to me was the spicy tuna roll. made with chili oil, it is hotter than most, and without mayonnaise, it didn’t gross me out. i was, however, grossed out by looking the uni, which i still have to get used to.

so that’s the kind of place sato is – nothing fancy, nothing i’d travel for, but it’s a good place to go when i’m already in orange county with my family, and don’t want to eat at islands.

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