Member Reviews (1)
- Sushi EbisuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Sushi Ebisu opened in 2007 by the Nakamuras. Fumiya-san is the Sushi Chef and his wife is the cashier and head waitress.
Although the name implies sushi, which they do have a small sushi bar with about 7 chairs, this restaurant also serves a lot of other traditional Japanese dishes. This includes donburi, udon, yakitori, nabe and other dishes, most of which cost around $10 with miso soup and pickled veggies included, even for dinner. They also have a $10 lunch special.
Consequently, both Japanese tourists and local Chamorros and other Guamanians frequent here for the authentic Japanese food and the reasonable prices.
We had edamame ($4), Tempura Udon ($10), Sashimi Set ($18) and Chirashi ($19.50). The Tendon was good, and the Sashimi was excellent and good deals. The Chirashi was disappointing, as it wasn't served in a bowl, but a plate, and the Sashimi Set offers more fish and variety for less money, so order that instead.
We also had an order of Ikura (Salmon Roe) Sushi ($8), a soft shell crab ($8) and 3 green tea ice creams ($5.50 total for 3). The SoftShell crab was hot and tasty, but not the right texture. Perhaps the high humidity and heat of Guam rakes havoc on the tempura batter somehow, but the Tempura Udon and Soft Shell Crab weren't covered enough or light and crispy enough.
We also had 1 house hot sake ($6) and 1 house large cold sake ($18). They only had house, no brand names. I would guess they were both Shochikubai.
The decor was clean and new and comfortable for couples, foursomes or larger groups. A lot of locals go here, and it got pretty crowded even on a Monday night.
This is a good Japanese restaurant that offers decent value much less expensive than in the major hotels, and is Japanese owned and operated.