This might have been the worst possible sushi experience of my life.. And I am not even complaining about the wait, because we chilled next door at Destino and had a few Pisco Sours..
The Tuna they are serving is not Bluefin, they are serving you Albacore... You understand what Albacore is right? Its the shit they put in cans and then make sandwiches out of.. In fact, I dont even know of another sushi restaurant that even serves this garbage... I dont even know if you can find Albacore outside of a bait shop.
The rolls are the most disgusting combinations I have ever seen.. Mixing lime, rice, cilantro, fish,jalapeno, and avacado.. Leave out the rice, serve better quality fish and you have yourself ceviche...
Another g-d awful combination was rice, mango, Albacore, and macadamian nuts.. Why even add the Albacore?? It tasted like nuts and mangos..
This is not sushi, this is one mans idea of what stupid Americans eat.. Do you think this sushi chef, Al, goes home and makes himself some mango nut rolls.. He probably laughs his ass off with his friends when he tells them what he serves people.. This man isnt even a properly trained sushi chef.. His cuts are uneven, fish is often teared and ripped.. His fish to rice ratio was uneven from piece to piece.. I sat right in front of where he kept his fish and it was a mess.. I have never seen a sushi chef with less skill or organization.. Yes he is a nice guy, but so is my mailman..
The baked sea bass with mango.. Mmm.. mayo,cream cheese and chunks of mango with fish.. I could have almost puked..
Out of courtesy, we got all of our uneaten sushi to go.. On the walk home to the Hyatt down Market Street, passing all the homeless crack and herion addicts, I didnt have the heart to give this garbage to them..
The sake was cheap, so was the beer.. I would have spent the same amount of money on what we drank at a decent restaurant in New York, as the entire bill here.. So I didnt feel cheated, just puzzled on how this could have been so highly rated..