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Sushi lover does Sushiland

Skyflyer | Nov 8, 200311:08 PM

After reading Nancy Leson's article on Sushiland, I felt compelled to give cheap sushi a try. Been there twice, and it wasn't bad. Mostly clean, very stark setting, lots of seating, and there's always been a japanese student (or five) sitting at the counter racking up the plates along with me. Here's my bullet points:

The good - While there are expert cuts you'll find here, the salmon is always fresh and tasty (but don't bother with the salmon toro that comes out on the $2 plates, which is usually a brilliant orange but bland in flavor). Hamachi is so-so; the spider rolls are pleasing but tiny and the house rolls are amusing but forgettable. California rolls, crab salad, unagi (that you have to sauce yourself) and salty calamari will be my repeat selections. Drinks are huge and cheap.

The not-so-good - The fact that it's very hard to retrieve wasabi easily and with any sanitary measure is something you have to live with here. Service can be a little slow to nonexistent. Short people need to stand to see the plates through the plastic domes well. Occasionally you will see grayish fish that just doesn't belong anywhere. Sometimes things come up that aren't on the menu, and you have no idea what's in them. Blue and purple plates (more expensive selections) make rare appearances. Poor variety.

Overall, it's good, cheap food and I'd totally go back again. Floors me to think I've stuffed myself silly on sushi for less than $10. Have heard good things about Blue C - would love to hear some reviews from there.

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