I'd like to give a little plug to the place I ate lunch today. Sushi Niichi on 24th st. between Guadalupe and Lamar. Right next to Momoko. As always, today I left with a warm fuzzy feeling from the tastiest miso soup, well prepared tasty sushi, peaceful atmosphere, and the wonderful service. You really couldn't ask for nicer hosts, and the prices are easy on the wallet.
This is the second time I've posted about this place, and I promise I am in no way affiliated with them . . . I just really like it, and business seems to be very slow when I go at lunch, and I don't want them to close or stop serving their tasty lunch specials. Sorry if you read my other post already. I just wanted to get the word out that this best-kept-secret is still there, serving up good stuff, and still seems to be a secret!
I grabbed a lunch menu. Here's an excerpt of their lunch specials (which they serve from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm):
Full bento boxes: (comes with miso soup, salad, veggie tempura, 4 pieces of california roll)
-- chicken katsu bento $6.95
-- fish katsu bento $7.95 (also comes with the above)
They also have a selection of smaller lunch sets (come with miso soup):
-- Spicy Fish of the Day Roll $6.95
-- Fish Katsu w/rice $5.95
-- Veggie Teryaki w/rice $5.95
Tell me where you can get a deal like those!!!
They have my favorite miso soup b/c it's full of green onions and other garnish. Miso soup is hard to mess up, but theirs is extra good. The salads are fresh and come with a delicious gingery house dressing. The place is small and very nicely decorated - modern, lots of light and bamboo/wood. Service is very warm and careful but not overbearing. They also have parking, a convenience in the campus area.
They don't seem to advertise, and it doesn't seem like the word has gotten out. Seems like if it did, they'd be mobbed the way Banzai used to be on the drag in the good ole days.
Anyway, thanks for reading the long post. If you like sushi or japanese food, and are hunting for a good deal, this is worth a try. Ditto if you work or eat near campus/downtown.