However, our hostess was both friendly and professional, giving me hope that Sashimi had upped the ante. We were quickly seated at one of the many vacant tables, and our waitress found us for drink orders almost immediately. But, while perusing the menu, I noted how long it was, and my stance on menus is the shorter they are, the better.
When our waitress returned with beverages, she took our appetizer order: a plate of gyoza, edamame, and a salad with ginger dressing. The salad was what you’d expect: a pile of lettuce in a bowl with a typical ginger dressing; so too were the edamame of the usual steamed variety. The gyoza, though, were crispy all over and rather flavorful, with or without added sauce.
After taking our appetizer order, the waitress left for a bit, finally returning for our main order. I selected the Valentine Roll, a specialty option with coconut shrimp, mango, and a strawberry sauce. Though I generally like mango with sushi, this iteration was underwhelming. There was nothing particularly offensive about it, but it was overall too sweet, and the strawberry sauce added an odd overtone. I didn’t even eat the last bite, which, when it comes to sushi, is saying something.
My companion ordered the Tiger Roll at the waitress' suggestion. He’d asked for a list of their spicier options, but the roll had almost no heat. He also ordered a Dragon Roll, which I didn't try, but I was told it was even more lackluster than the Tiger Roll.
If you’re looking for either a quick meal or an exceptional dining experience, you’ll likely be happier looking elsewhere.