This restaurant looks like it used to be a sports bar and they didn't change any of the decorations. The waitress was knowledgeable, but service was a little slow (one sushi chef). There is very little fish in the rolls; they use a lot of rice as filler. Just to give you an idea of the size of the rolls, my husband and I had 4 each when we normally have half that. But, you can't beat the price. During their Happy Hours, you get 2 rolls for $7. Not sure if we will come back or not.
I traveled over an hour with a group of teacher friends to try the sushi here. One of our friends had been going there for over two years and spoke highly of the place. From the moment we arrived we received THE WORST SERVICE we have ever had. Our waitress was a middle aged blonde woman. She was awful. She made frowny faces and even complained to several other waitresses that our table didn t fill out our form for ordering correctly. We had previously told her we had never been here before or ordered sushi. We waited over an hour and a half for our food and when we were finally served one of the people in our party was told that her chicken wasn t done and it was still in the kitchen. After nearly everyone had finished their sushi the chicken was served. It was not fresh. It had very obviously sat under a warmer for some time. She never once apologized for our wait or for the quality of the food. The sushi was pretty tasty but the lack of service will eventually kill this place. Places that employ servers like that can t stay in business. After our meal, we asked to speak to the manager and she would not come speak with us. The waitress said this is ridiculous, she is just going to laugh about this when you leave. If you are done paying, you can leave. I ve never been treated like this before. It was completely uncalled for. I can understand a server having a bad day but there were many opportunities for her to change her attitude throughout the evening as we were nothing but friendly and excited about the new experience. TERRIBLE....TERRIBLE experience. I would go elsewhere. I will NEVER go here again.
The best-kept secret of the southside sushi world. Where to start?
I guess we'll start with the decor, which is nonchalant; lots of Polaroids on the wall, a big TV in the main dining area. The bar looks like the place to be every time you come in, and usually has a handful of regulars ready to tie one on. I'm counting regulars as decor.
The service is some of the best I've had, despite one or two little issues. They have a male waiter that is truly one of the best I've ever met, and the (I think) owner is a sweet and hilarious older Asian lady.
Now, let's talk about the star of the show. Let's talk about the food. First of all: some of the best miso soup you can get anywhere. There's not even a match. The sushi sometimes tastes a little flat, and sometimes they overdo it on the tempura, but, you can't knock the creativity of the dishes, the hilarity of the names (Orgasm Roll!), and, luckily, 8 times out of 10, the taste. There are a few 'staple' rolls that I get here and there, and Sakebob has the weakest of those. You don't come here for your California roll. If you're looking for something adventurous, something new, though, you won't be disappointed.
Their happy hour special on Tuesdays and Thursdays also is without compare price-wise.