August 26, 2005
There are two separate parts of the restaurant, a small cozy section of intimate tables that seats no more than twenty diners at a time, and around the corner, a unique sushi bar that has variety of sushi, sashimi and salads rotating around the bar table on a conveyor belt. The plates are color coded to designate price, which ranges from $2 to $4 per plate. You just grab what you want as it passes by you.
In the restaurant section, the menu includes nigiri sushi, sashimi and rolls, ordered individually by the piece, box lunches, and rice/noodle bowls. Box lunches include a steaming bowl of miso soup, salad, baby bok choy, fried rice, a few pieces of sushi roll, and the entree of your choice. I had sushi, which was very fresh, and sized perfectly. Other options include sashimi, tempura, teriyaki, or combination plates. The price for a box lunch is between $10 and $14. Rice bowls are priced from $9 to $12 and include miso soup and salad as well.
Because of its small size, the restaurant was a bit on the noisy side, and the fire alarm was being testing during my entire lunch. That aside, the food more than made up for the atmosphere. It was fresh, tasty, and well-priced. I'll definitely eat here often.
From journal Penn Quarter - Cultural and Urban Revitalization