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New sushi restaurant in old Cirxa space-review

DB | Apr 19, 200602:47 PM

We were walking by last night and saw a sign saying that is was their first night open to the public and so we wandered in. Sat at the sushi bar. I think we got a hamachi roll, some halibut, something called a common understanding which was shrimp in spicy mayo on pieces of crispy rice, a crystal shrimp roll which was what appeared to be krab with avocado in a roll topped with shrmip tempura and spicy mayo and a rainbow roll. We're fans of both traditional sushi and of rolls, but when we tried to ask the sushi chef what was good last night, we didn't get a lot of response. He actually told us that it was all pretty good and fresh since it was only their second night serving. Hmmm. Not sure how well that bodes for people who make it in on the tenth night, but it was pretty funny. They also had run out of unfiltered sake which seemed odd given that, from the sign outside, it apperead to be the first night open to the general public. The food tasted fine, although not anything memorable at all. The rolls were also fairly tiny in circumference and really unevenly cut. The service was very friendly, pacing of the food was very slow. Bill for the food and two large bottles of hot sake was $53. I love the idea of a new sushi place so close by that's so much cheaper than Saito but the execution, at least last night, fell short.

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