It is evident that the north shore is home to many above-average sushi restaurants. However, some dip below the line of mediocrity. In this article, I’ll tell you the worst and best sushi restaurants in the area, and how to choose where to spend your hard-earned money.
Tchopstix is number four on my list. It’s my least favorite on the north shore for three reasons:
1) It’s pretty pricey all-around compared to other restaurants in the area.
2) Their service is slow, and food takes forever to come out.
3) When the food does arrive, it is not worth the price.
Moreover, the overall experience seems fabricated. Personally, I haven’t ever been to Tchopstix without leaving disappointed. Overall, I give the establishment a 5/10.
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#3 Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo is third on my list because of its very over-rated service. The poor service, however, is overshadowed by the spectacular food. If you’re looking for something simple that everyone would like, try the Igloo Roll, which is snow crab wrapped in barbequed eel and avocado. If you are looking for something more spicy, I suggest ordering the Burning Man Roll, which is spicy tuna, crunchy tempura, and sesame oil wrapped in peppered tuna, avocado, onion, ponzu, eel sauce, and chili sauce. It really is the perfect blend of spicy, crunchy and sweet. The last thing I suggest is if you’re looking for something special or weird, try out the Sushi Sandwich. The Sushi Sandwich is spicy tuna with crunchy tempura between two sheets of seaweed coated in rice. OveralI, I give Little Tokyo a 7 out of 10.
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Second on my list is Yujin, in downtown Covington. Yujin has great service and great food, but the building itself needs work and is not as aesthetically pleasing as it could be. That said, the aesthetics can be easily overlooked due to the of the quality of the food. Specifically, the freshness of their fish is unmatched anywhere else on the north shore. They also have a great seaweed salad, which is seaweed marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Their best roll is their specialty roll: the Blackjack Roll. It is tuna, salmon, and avocado wrapped in spicy tuna, snow crab, and smelt roe. It’s distinction comes from the sweet and spicy blend that comes from the snow crab and spicy tuna. The best dish at Yujin all-in-all is the Sashimi. It completely and utterly exemplifies the freshness of their fish mentioned above. Overall, I give Yujin an 8 out of 10.
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Number one and best in show on my list is Megumi. Megumi is all-around a fantastic sushi restaurant. Their service is good, their food is great, and both locations have beautiful layouts. The best thing about Megumi that earned it number one on my list is the presentation of their sushi. Every time I eat there, it’s like ordering a piece of fine art for dinner, and absolutely every dish is delicious. Furthermore, the combination of service, attention to detail, and flavor is unparalleled. Due to these attributes, I give Megumi a 9 out of 10.
“Food is art,” Chef Lulu of Megumi wrote on the company website. “It must first be eaten with the eyes; only then can it be fully appreciated.”