For those of you who don’t know me well I have to say that Sushi is one of my favorite foods. The first time I tried it was at a high end restaurant in Minneapolis, MN. I hated it. When I tried is again while living in Anchorage, AK I couldn’t believe how delicious it was. I could eat it every day. With that being said I crave it sometimes and sometimes the husband is nice enough to take me out and get it. Since moving to Seattle we have had a hard time finding affordable yet yummy sushi that we like. The other night my husband took me to try a new place and here is my review on it.
That night my husband took me to Ten Sushi in Lower Queen Anne during their happy hour. It is a revolving sushi bar restaurant on the second floor of grocery store/apartment complex. When you first walk in you are given the choice to sit at the revolving bar or at a table or booth away from the bar. The ambiance is nice with a granite bar and leather chairs, sleek decor and modern lighting. We were seated at the bar right away by a friendly hostess, given menus and asked for our drink order. The menu is vast and has plenty of alternatives to sushi if raw fish isn’t your thing. You can special order any sushi roll if you don’t see it on the conveyor belt.
Once the husband and I were settled in we started grabbing stuff off the revolving bar. I have to admit the sushi was less than stellar. Everything was a California roll with different toppings and the crab filling was mostly mayo. I couldn’t stomach more than a roll and a half, when I can normally throw down 3 or even 4 rolls. I have to be honest, this was my third time eating here and the first time it was actually pretty good, hence why we went back. With every trip back though it got worse and worse. I don’t know if they changed their sushi chef’s up or if they are just trying to cut corners to save money but it’s not working for them. We even special ordered some of the happy hour rolls which included The 12 Man Roll which was nothing more than a California roll dredged in way to much dill. I had to tied myself over with the seaweed salad and edamame. At some point my husband just gave in a bought me a specially made tuna roll. It was good thing we were headed to the movies after dinner so I could fill up on popcorn and candy.
All in all the service is really nice, friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is welcoming. But, the food is just not up to par for my standards. I think if they cut back on the mayo and were more inventive with their rolls they would fare better. I hate to give them a bad review because the first time I went it was very good but I can’t honestly say that wasn’t a fluke with how they are now. If you are curious and want to try it, I’d give it a 50-50 chance of being good but I’m giving it 2 out of 5 stars.