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Asahi Sushi in Baltimore--Great Value; BYOB

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Asahi Sushi in Baltimore--Great Value; BYOB

asun | Jul 23, 2002 12:55 PM

After an enjoyable dinner last night at Asahi Sushi on Broadway (just down from Ding How), I'm heartily recommending it. It's been around for three years, but I had developed a habit of going down to Kawasaki when I wanted sushi. Lately, though, it seems that Kawasaki has declined somewhat, and when I ordered gyoza and shumai last time and realised that they were store-bought (and the cheap stuff at that), I thought I'd try Asahi.

Even though it was a Monday night, the fish was fresh and the portions generous. Best of all, my wife and I had two orders of eel; one order each of yellowtail, salmon, and octopus (the octopus was a little chewy for our taste); a house special spicy tuna roll with crab (eight pieces); an order of gyoza (which was good not great but at least I've never seen them in stores before); and cold seaweed soup (my first time trying it; it was very refreshing considering it had to be over 80 outside)--all for $32.00 and change.

Plus, since it was BYOB, we bought two big cans of Sapporo Reserve from Broadway Liquors across the street.

Asahi is a small restaurant, with four tables in front and a small sushi bar which overlooks the kitchen. I believe the owner is the chef and his mother works with him as well in the kitchen. In short, it's a whole different--and better--world than Kawasaki, and unless you wanted to sit outside, I would pick Asahi over Kawasaki. I can't wait until the weather gets colder so I can try their tempura udon!

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