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Asahi Sushi in Fells Point--great value; BYOB

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Asahi Sushi in Fells Point--great value; BYOB

asun | Jul 23, 2002 12:47 PM

After a very enjoyable dinner last night, I'm heartily recommending Asahi sushi on Broadway (just down from Ding How). It's been around for over three years, but I had a habit of going down to Kawasaki. But it seems that the sushi hasn't been quite as good as Kawasaki, and when I ordered gyoza and shumai once and found them to be store-bought, I decided to try Asahi.

The sushi was fresh and generous; the gyoza seemed homemade (i've not encountered them in any grocery store); and above all, it's incredibly reasonable for the price. My wife and I got two orders of eel; an order each of salmon, yellowtail, and octopus; an order of gyoza; and cold seaweed soup (which I tried for the first time and found very refreshing since it was 80+ outside)--all for $32.00 and change.

Also, we had two big cans of Sapporo Reserve that we bought from Broadway liquours across the street.

It's a small place, with four tables in the front and a sushi bar that overlooks the kitchen where they make their noodles. In short, it's a whole different--and better--world than Kawasaki. Unless you want to sit down, I'd recommend Asahi before Kawasaki. I'm eagerly awaiting cooler weather so I can try their Udon.

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