Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Roe, Roe, Roe your boat . . .

At this point, I've sampled sushi from several different places in Durham and in Chapel Hill, and even in Atlanta, but so far the best, as far as I'm concerned, is at Sushi Love in Durham on Erwin Road.

Lenore blogged about Sushi Love twice at her place, here and here, and Carpe Durham blogged about it here. So naturally I had see what all the fuss was about. I went along with my 2 best sushi-eating pals. And, I might add, they concur with my assessment of it being the best sushi so far that we've tried.

Here's our boat of sushi. I thought the boat was very cool, but I like boats of almost any description anyway. If I can't be at the helm, at least fill it up with sushi and put it on table!

And thanks to Jack's hard work (thanks!), we have this illustrated picture of the sushi we three enjoyed (you can click it twice to make it larger):

The rolls tasted exceptionally fresh, crunchy when they were supposed to be, and soft when they were supposed to be. The rice was good and soft but held together well.

And one last observation. Our server was very patient with us. We wanted to really look at the menu thoroughly and make our choices together, so it took us a while to get our order together. She was very pleasant about that and I appreciated it.

I think overall I liked the Insane Eel Roll the best. We agreed that even the pickled ginger tasted above average.

We'll be back for sure.


Anonymous said...

You're making me drool on my desk at work. And it's not even lunchtime.

Jack said...

If that wasn't the best sushi I've ever had, it was at least the best I've have in recent memory (say, the last 7-8 years). The Insane Eel Roll was really good and I have to say that it was probably tied for my Number 1 Favorite with the Poseidon Roll and the Wasabi Roll. All three were just excellent. As mentioned in the other blogs, the sushi was BOGO. The stated prices were a little higher than most of the restaurants in the area, but the two-for-one deal made them less expensive than the others.
I'm DEFINITELY going back.

Zack said...

My favourites were the acapulco, wasabi and poseidon.

Can't wait to see what the sushi situation is like here in K-vegas....

~ Z