Review of Ki Sushi 4/2008
One lunch visit; nigiri sushi only. Ki Sushi opened up only a few days before I went, so am not yet rating it.
So, Wildwood finally has a sushi bar. It is in a Dierbergs strip mall out off Hwy. 100. Moderate size, ~ eight seat sushi bar and ~ 20 tables. Light, kind of airy, moderately furnished. It’s deep rather than wide; bigger than it looks from the outside. Prices are surprisingly good for the region, but there is no sushi lunch special. Nanda (the chef) was formerly at Miso. Service was great, but then there were only a few customers. They were very friendly.
The rice was nicely textured, but any seasoning was not discernable - and I like it subtle. The fish was good but unremarkable. The nigiri pieces were fairly sizable, consistant with Nanda having been at Miso. Some friends came in while I was eating, and their views on their makis seemed consistant with my impression of the nigiri.
The good but unremarkable theme pretty much sums up my food. If you’re in the area and want some sushi, Ki will fit the bill but, IMO, not impress. Ki’s closest sushi competitor is the better Sapporo way down Manchester Road, so Ki should do well. While I have no burning desire to go back, I’ll probably wait a bit and give it another shot.