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Food La La: In search of cheap sushi
BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser
When it comes to food, I usually enjoy quality over quantity but there are just some days where I look into my wallet and wonder, “Where did all my money go”? So on those dreary days when my wallet is feeling light, I search for affordable places where I can still eat to my heart’s content and not feel bad.
Kaiten-style restaurant SushiSan recently changed their prices so that all sushi plates are just $1! I couldn’t believe it when I first heard about their new pricing, so I had to go and check it out for myself.
My friend and I got there right at 5:30 p.m. when they open for dinner. They were a few minutes late to open, so a small line had formed with people ready to chow down. I heard that it can get really packed during peak lunch and dinner hours so I would recommend going during off times.
All of these items were just $1 each! They are also BYOB too! They do have some other dishes like ramen and donburi that are not $1, but the main event is the super cheap sushi.
You can grab the plates straight off the conveyor belt or order items off the menu. The challenge, however, is finding a server to take your order. I think the next time I go back, I will place my order as soon as I sit down so I don’t have to waste any precious eating time.
Here are some of the items we ate:
The slices of fish are thin, which is how I think they are able to make their prices so cheap and still make a profit.
The garlic shrimp was my favorite because of the smoky, grilled flavor.
The salmon with onions was light and refreshing.
Only in Hawaii can you get pineapples at a sushi restaurant! The acidic taste makes for a great palate cleanser.
I always need miso soup with my sushi.
The fried tofu was toasty crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
I didn’t actually eat all of these plates by myself, but I thought it would make for a great picture!
Don’t expect Sushi Sasabune quality here, but for the price it’s actually pretty good. I was pleasantly surprised, and your stomach and wallet will thank you.
SushiSan is located at 1411 Kapiolani Blvd. and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for lunch and 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily for dinner. Call 944-0670.
Lindsey Muraoka blogs about food and drink for the Pulse. Contact her on Twitter or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.