Sushi seems to be a real craze right now. Not only is it cool with the downtown hipsters, it’s starting to boom among the not-so-cool suburbanites as well, me being on of those not-so-cool kids. To many, “sushi” is still a bad word. If it’s not the “fishiness” of it that turns people off, it’s yuppie stigma that surrounds. Believe me, I used to feel the same way until I was converted. I have never had sophisticated taste in food. Enamored with restaurants like Carls Jr. and Wendy’s, I guess you could say I am an All-American-burger-loving-boy. Just the word “sushi” would put my stomach in a knot. But that all changed when my friends dragged me to a place called Sushi House. Until that point, I thought the ultimate all-you-can-eat experience you could have was at Rodizio’s or Tucanos. But my mind was soon changed. At first I was reluctant, but as I let myself relax and start trying the food, I found myself completely surprised. I didn’t even notice that fishy taste I had been dreading. Instead my palate was flooded with an array of tastes and textures I had never experienced before. It was blissful.
I’ve been to several sushi places in my neck of the woods since, but the Sushi House remains my favorite. Their service is great, prices are reasonable, and their food is the best. All the employees are extremely pleasant and accommodating.
Top Five Rolls:
1. The Rocky Mountain: Topped with raw salmon, this might be a little too fishy for some. But if you can get past the texture, it tastes great.
2.The Vegas Roll: Though some think sushi is over-healthy yuppie food, the American in all of us can appreciate the fried varieties. The Vegas Roll is one such roll. Without the fishy taste, this is a safe entry roll for anyone trying sushi for the first time. It comes covered in a sweet honey like sauce and is filled with cream cheese, rice, and meat.
3. Crystal Shrimp: This roll is also safe for beginners. The crystal shrimp roll is rice and seaweed wrapped around fried shrimp. It’s one of the smaller portioned rolls, but it is so satisfying.
4. The Godzilla: For the spicy food lover, the Godzilla is a great choice. Topped with fiery red sauce, this fried roll tastes out of this world and can even please the adamant fish-hater in your crowd.
5. The Hurricane: This has to be Sushi House’s best roll. Everytime I go, I feel like I need at least two. Its rice and seaweed wrap is filled with crab, cucumbers, and chives. Though the menu labels this as spicy, it’s really not. It’s covered in a sweet dynamite sauce that really sets it apart from the other choices on the menu.
So if you’re new to sushi or are just looking for a new place to try, I have no reservations about recommending Sushi House. For $20 bucks you can have as much of the best sushi you could want. It’s a great deal and a fun experience. Let me know what you thought of them.