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Member Reviews (2)
- Sen-ryoFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
I called my friend to find out where she wanted to eat for lunch and she told me "Look for Sanrio! It's a Japanese restaurant!" ???!!! A Hello Kitty themed restaurant? "No, it's a sushi restaurant!" Oh okay. I saw a signage that said "SEN-RYO." OH. No Hello Kitties for me. I almost got excited.
Located in Elements Mall that's reminiscent of IFC, Sen-Ryo is a chain which serves up sushi on a conveyor belt or a la carte from the several itamae chefs behind the counter. I'm normally not a fan of conveyor belt restaurants because the rice gets dry but I liked how Sen-Ryo had clear plastic covers over their plates of sushi. There was the requisite salmon/maguro/ikura nigiri/california rolls, but we wanted to order from the menu so we got scallops marinated in spicy yuzu sauce, soft shell crab handroll and agedashi tofu.
The food wasn't bad but it wasn't outstanding either. Service was a bit underwhelming - when we asked about certain items on the menu the server talked too fast and looked a bit put out that we even had to ask her anything.
The thing that impressed me the most was the self serve matcha powder green tea. There was a container with tiny spoon of matcha green tea powder which you spooned into your cup and then added hot water from a dispenser that was built into the counter. I also loved the grated wasabi which had a nice texture and was more potent than the stuff in the tubes. I'm not sure if I'll go to Sen-Ryo again to get my sushi fix but I just might go for the the tea and the hand grated wasabi which brought my rating up to 3 stars.