Sushi PLEEEZZZEEE

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  1. Chickpea

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    I am going to gripe for a minute only - there is no good sushi in Sowal - there are some that are passable, ok, but nothing that blows your taste buds away.
    Fish out of Water - sashimi is good but sushi is utterly banal
    Fish House - not good even though some people rave about it - just not good enough
    Blue Buddha - too much rice, not enough fish and not creative enough
    Basmati - again just OK - not great

    I know I am picky but does anyone have any other suggestions for someone who loves sashimi and sushi and the above listed places just do not cut it??
     
  2. John R

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    i too was at a loss for great sushi.

    blue buddah, never been. never know when they will choose to be open.
    basmati's, the sushi was a little mealy, and warm
    fish house, haven't had it
    fish out, so long ago i can't comment

    but, nick and his co-worker at 331 are turning out some stellar product. limited fish types, but as fresh as you can get, and inventive in presentation.


    jr
     
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    Cafe 30A has sushi. We bought some and enjoyed it but we are not sushi experts so maybe it was just that we were down in sowal and enjoying ourselves anyway. The little sushi trailer is not at Seaside anymore...we never tried it when it was there.
     
  4. Chickpea

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    You are right that sushi at 331 is better than most - still though - I know I am spoiled but nothing like one finds in any big city - oh well (sigh!)
     
  5. John R

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    yes, i could see being spoiled by city sushi's inventiveness, but if you're here, you gotta go where it is best.

    wetwilly, i've never been in cafe 30a, i'll need to give it a try.


    jr
     
  6. wetwilly

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    Yeah up in the open air bar overlooking 30-A with the gulf breeze coming at you....it was pretty good sushi from what I remember but it might be just because we were in sowal (paradise)...heck Publix sushi is pretty good in Seagrove (even though it does not compare with the big city stuff)...lcation, location, location
     
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  8. SHELLY

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    Try Hawaii. The sushi and sashimi there is No Ka Oi!!
     
  9. Teresa

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    someone mentioned a new sushi bar at Baytowne (don't know if its good). also the Japanese restaurants in Destin (can't remember the names).

    331 has an excellent sushi bar...
     
  10. aquaticbiology

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    dang long drive between the islands! :razz:

    been there done that, didn't really like their sushi too much either - too westernized

    best sushi I ever had out was at (including blanched shrimp stuffed with tilefish! yummy!) - 'super no 1 china buffet' in scottsboro alabama (on sunday afternoon)

    even better:

    go to the fish market and get some really nice fish

    pick up some rice and ground carrots and whatever seaweed wrapper you like at the grocery store (in the veggie section)

    clean and very thinly slice the fish then julienne the slices, cook up the rice and leave it sticky, and dice up a carrot, I like to zap the carrots very slightly in the microwave to remove the bitterness but some don't, assemble on a freezer-chilled plate and serve ice cold with 2 bottles per person of hot draft sake (something else you can't get out)

    heaven!
     
  11. Chickpea

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    Best advice i have seen in a long while - thanks!
     
  12. Uncle Timmy

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    I agree. It really is the best sushi in sowal. I have also had good luck at Harbor Docks in Destin, the yellowtail tuna sashimi is awesome!
     
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    We eat at Osaka a lot, and have always enjoyed it. So assuming the new place has the same high standards, it's probably worth a try.
     
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    grrrrrr mmmmmmmm droooool
     
  16. CastlesOfSand

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    I wanted to try the sushi when we were there in October. I will have to try it next trip. I had the blackened fish I believe it was seabass on steamed spinach instead, yummy!!!!
     
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  18. Chickpea

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    IS this every day????? Pleeeeeaaaase tell me and I am there!
     
  19. Amp22

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    I was wondering that too. I guess it is but I will call them today to find out.
     
  20. Smiling JOe

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    Yeah, that is my question? If so, I know where my dinner is for the next however-long-they-are-running-it period. I am having dinner with Nick (Sushi Chef). :D
     

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