8470 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Himalaya Roll & Fusion Roll - $12.99
Regular Sashimi Dinner - $19.99
This is a review of an Asian Fusion Restaurant & Bar called Sushi One located in the Lafayette Village Shopping Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. It's the shopping center with the mini Eiffel Tower in the front with shops that have exteriors that have a European look. Sushi One has a health score of 97 which is very good. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am until 9:30 pm. Friday and Saturday they stay open one hour later and on Sunday they don't open until 5 pm and close at 9:30 pm. We arrived around 3 pm on a Thursday. There were only a couple of other customers. We were immediately greeted by a friendly Asian man and seated at a booth.
The friendly American waitress arrived shortly after we were seated and told us about the specials. Buy one get one sushi rolls sounded good to me, so I ordered the Himalaya Roll & Fusion Roll. The Himalaya Roll is described as "salmon, shrimp, avocado and cream cheese rolled in nori, tempura style and topped with crunchy, creamy sauce, eel sauce, tobiko and scallions". This was my favorite one, it was very tasty, but it had a ton of rice. It was very filing since it had so much rice. There were only six pieces, but they were very wide. The toppings were a tasty addition. The Fusion Roll is described as "salmon, cream cheese and avocado prepared tempura style and served with eel sauce and spicy mayo. It was tasty, but the piece of salmon in each roll was very small. It had a ton of rice. I deconstructed them and just ate the filling since I was getting too full on rice. At this point I was regretting my choice and wished I had ordered the sashimi instead. I've had better sushi from grocery stores, so I don't recommend ordering sushi here unless you like a lot of rice filler. It seems sashimi is a better bet when trying out a new sushi restaurant since they can't hide the lack of fish with rice. I'd much prefer a higher price for rolls with a decent amount of fish than inexpensive rolls filled with mostly rice. Hubby ordered the Regular Sashimi Dinner which is described as "11 pieces of fish, chef's choice". It included seared white albacore tuna, ahi tuna, yellowtail and salmon. Hubby enjoyed the sashimi and recommends ordering it. It also comes with your choice of miso soup or salad. Hubby chose the miso soup and he said it was very tasty and it was served warm. The waitress was very attentive and our entrees arrived seventeen minutes after we ordered.
For me it was a disappointing meal, but for Hubby he enjoyed his sashimi. We wont be returning, our favorite sushi & sashimi restaurants are Sushi Thai & Ajisai. What's your favorite Asian restaurant in the Triangle?
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