So they other day, my roommates and I went out for sushi at Izumis Sushi and Grill. I got more food than I’d like to admit, as it was happy hour when we went. Pictured above are a Tempura Spicy Ahi Roll, Chicken Kushikatsu, the last piece of a tempura platter (I got too excited and forgot to take a before picture), a platter with spicy ahi, and shrimp tempura rolls, and my roommate eating a piece of sushi, proving to the internet she is truly brave enough to try new things.
I should state now that I’m from Hawaii, so sushi is not new to me, and I have had some damn good, fresh sushi. I definitely take that into account when trying new sushi. For mainland sushi, this place was pretty damn good.
I started with the tempura spicy ahi roll, which is a deep fried spicy tuna roll. The outside was a good crunchiness, but by the time it got to me, the center with the spicy ahi had already cooked through. They topped it with spicy mayo and teriyaki sauce, both complemented the sushi very well. I was only a little disappointed in the tempurature/texture (but hey, it’s mainland sushi). The chicken kushikatsu was basically a kabob, dipped in egg and panko flakes, then deep fried. IMO, it had too many vegetables on it, and the panko flavor was too overpowering (there was no salt or pepper added to the flakes, as there usually is). The vegetable and shrimp tempura platter was delicious. The sauce they used was much more briney than I’ve had before, but I love that taste, so all was well. The carrot tempura was very interesting to say the least, but still very delicious. The regular spicy ahi roll was a little disappointing. In hawaii spicy ahi is almost a staple, and since it can be made so fresh, this spicy ahi did have some standards to live up to. The type of spice they used in it was too overpowering. It wasn’t so much that it was too spicy, it was just that not even the flavor of the fish could come through, and all I could taste was the heat. Very disappointing.
Overall, during happy hour, Izumi’s is a good deal, and you guys should definitely give it a try! For the happy hour prices you don’t have too much to lose anyways!
So guys I made a food blog. Y’all should go on ahead and follow it and look at the yummy bullshit I shove in my mouth.