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Sushi Tatsu - a report


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Sushi Tatsu - a report

Walnetto | Oct 1, 2002 09:44 PM

OK, it's Monday night, Geido is closed and we have a yen for sushi. What was once Tokyo (for a few weeks) has become Sushi Tatsu and they're offering 30% off, so we take the plunge.

We order edemame for starters; I order the sushi platter with miso soup, and my friend orders an assortment of spicy maki -- tuna, salmon and (I think) vegetable. We share a small bottle of cold saki on the side.

To begin with, they forgot to bring the edemame. The miso soup was standard and I thought my sushi platter was fresh and tasty, with the exception of the shrimp, which was suspiciously mushy and limp. My friend didn't care for the maki. It was impossible to tell the difference between the tuna and salmon, by either look or taste, and they'd mixed mayonnaise in with the fish. She considered this a no-no, though I have to admit it didn't taste bad -- just different. I felt, however, it could have been spicier. The outside of the maki had been coated with something crunchy which added a nice textural kick. (Rice cracker crumbs?)

Is cold saki supposed to be ice cold? It was more cool than cold. Otherwise OK.

With the exception of the missing edemame, the service was fine.

With the 30% discount, the entire meal, with tip and tax, cost us each $12. You can't beat that!

The rest of the menu is similar to many other average Japanese restaurants, "love boats," bento boxes, etc. The place is tiny, the atmosphere pleasant, though my friend thought it a bit too warm.

Would I go back? If it were Monday night and I simply had to have Japanese food, I would try it again. But more likely I'd simply wait till Tuesday. (And I can always get sushi across the street at Sea Land.)

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