by Maggie Mae
San Diego, California
March 20, 2002
I’ve only been eating sushi for the past year, so I let someone else do the ordering. My friend and I started with a bowl of soy beans, that we dipped in soy sauce and nibbled to get the sweet bean out of its shell. On the order sheet that was left at our table, we picked out the spicy tuna roll, caterpillar roll, Philadelphia roll and something with Eel, but I can’t remember the name of it. It took longer than I expected for the food to show up so it gave me plenty of time to look around and really get a feel for the place. We had dinner reservations (highly recommended if you want to get a table) and sat at a small table in the middle of the restaurant. There was a long sushi bar that looked fun to sit at, because you can tell the sushi chefs exactly what you were in the mood for. My dining companion had been to the restaurant before and sat at the bar and told me that he needed a quick pick me up, and the chef served him something out of a Martini glass that was just what he needed. It certainly wasn’t quiet, but it was neat, clean and fun for people watching.
All the food showed up at the same time and the presentation was spectacular. We had also ordered two fried shrimp heads that were placed in the center of the platter. The rolls melted in your mouth and were delicious. It was really good. We ordered just enough food that we were happy, and not too full. I didn’t pay the bill, but I know that it was not cheap. A great adult night out.
From journal Something Special in San Diego