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Member Reviews (4)
- Tomisushi RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Dec 30, 2013
Tomi Sushi is in the Mitsuwa Market mall on Saratoga Avenue, where all the local Japanese ex-Pats and Sansei shop for Japanese food stuffs. And that is a good thing.
That's because it is Japanese, or at least employs a predominately Japanese staff. It means that the feel of the place, its sensibility is Japanese, not Korean, or Chinese, or Vietnamese.
The place has a small sushi bar on the right with 3 chefs on weekends, and 2 rooms of tables on the left, first in the larger front room, then in the back in a cozier smaller room. It was busy on the Sunday night we went, but we only waited 15 minutes to be seated with no reservation.
I had been here for lunch months ago with my Mom, and this was dinner with my good friend this time.
Service was Japanese like, which means they acknowledge you and serve to your needs as best they can, which is probably one difference between the other ethnicities that run Japanese restaurants, where they focus on cheap prices and service is secondary, mainly because they aren't familiar with all the food or the Japanese nature of them.
The menu is good sized. They have the combo bento type dinners, although they are not served in a bento box, but in individual plates. They also have a pretty good list of appetizers, be it cold, deep fried, broiled, skewered, or otherwise. They always have a lot of specials, too, like daily ones, but also ones with signs on the walls.
We went with the 2 item combos, which comes with soup, salad and rice for $17.40. Between the 2 of us, we tried the Sukiyaki ($2 extra), Salmon Teriyaki, Sashimi, and Tempura. We also ordered the Baby Octopus appetizer ($8.90).
I wouldn't recommend the Sukiyaki, it was overcooked and the meat wasn't tender. The Sashimi was great, large slices with a little extra. The Tempura was plentiful, but the batter wasn't as light and crispy as it could be. The Teriyaki salmon was a pretty good size piece, perhaps a little dry. The Baby Octopus (Octopi?) was good, and came with a spicy cream dip. We drank green tea, which was refilled 3 or 4 times for us.
The crowd thinned out so we could relax, talk and catch up over Japanese food without being rushed by other ethnicities, although my dining partner happened to be one of those.
- Tomisushi RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 06, 2013
I like this restaurant. The Japanese chefs and the waitstaff are so friendly. Our group sit at the sushi bar. We start our dinner with some sake bombs. That went really well with their sashimi platter. I agree with many of the reviewers here. It was such an eye candy to watch how the Chirashi were being prepared. I know I will try some for lunch or dinner next time.
After a couple more drinks we ordered some rolls. We asked the server for their sushi rolls menu which is on a separate piece of paper. For those who are not familiar with sushi rolls, it could be a bit challenging to figure out what is what just based on the names. I heard there is a better English sushi roll menu with descriptions but we didn't ask for that.
We picked the caterpillar, spider, spicy tuna and unakiyu rolls. None of those disappoint. Their spicy tuna roll was unlike many others I have tried. It had a little bit more than just the standard mayo-based spicy sauce. Unfortunately my taste buds failed to decipher their secret formula.
The spider roll was a big surprise. The soft shell crab was fried to perfection. The batter were not too heavy yet it was crispy enough to create that explosion effect in your mouth. I bet their tempura dishes are really good.
Many people recommend their lunch bento and special Chirashi. I will be back again in near future to try those out.Recommended for:Foodies
- Tomisushi RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
Honestly, I went here in search of real wasabi......
So I went here with pinsan Jaye n Adam for lunch....wasn't that bad. The food was good and the sashimi was better however....something just lacked. Not that the sashimi wasn't fresh.....nor the sushi not filing......
Perhaps I just expected a more extravagant menu, however the choices that they did have were executed very well.
Maybe the dinner choices are different???
Sounds like another reason to go back...........
However the search continues....