Asahi Sushi in Orem Utah

Asahi sushi restaurant looks typical on the outside.  

However it is a different story on the inside.   
    

Here is a pretty good shot of their menu for sushi special rolls. Hard time finding their menu anywhere else. 

Asahi sushi menu in Orem Utah    

We tried the Honeymoon, Twilight and Spicy Tuna rolls. 
    
    
    
    
 

 

Dinner at Mikado

It was a momentous occasion the other night. Not only was I celebrating a birthday with dinner out at a sushi restaurant with my family, it was my oldest son’s first real trip out for sushi.

If I can get a thirteen year old who has historically been a picky eater to try sushi and like it I think I’ve helped spread the joy of sushi to another person in the world. I think he actually ate more than I did which is no easy task.

I knew it was his first time so I wanted to play it safe with some standard rolls including a Playboy, Vegas and Tempura Crunch Roll. To our surprise he didn’t even bat an eye at eating the raw fish in and on the rolls. I think I’ve found a new sushi buddy, I’m so happy.

My youngest son ordered the mac and cheese bento box, so my work is not done…he said with a twinkle in his eye.

 
Honey Badger at Tsunami

Tsunami Union Heights

7628 S. Union Park Ave. (1300 E.)
Midvale, UT

Phone: (801) 676-6466
Fax: (801) 676-6468
Email: unionheights@tsunamiutah.com

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Website: tsunamiutah.com

 

Utah Sushi Roll Expert Review:
Our expert reviews take into account four factors: food quality, cleanliness of location, service and price. Ratings are on a 1 to 5 scale with 5 being outstanding. Our rating for this Restaurant is as follows:

Overall Rating: 3.8
Stopped by for a nice lunch for my first visit to Tsunami at Union Heights and I was pleasantly surprised.  I’ve heard a lot about Tsunami over the years but have not had the chance to sample their sushi thus far.  I have to say the restaurant lived up to the hype.  The quality of the food, service and price are all spot on.  I made sure to get a VIP card as I’ll be back again…soon!

Quality: 4.5
The quality of sushi at Tsunami is a step above the rest to be honest.   Even on a simple roll the quality of the ingredients and preparation were top notch.  The combination of ingredients created some distinct and tantalizing flavors in my mouth.

Cleanliness: 4
The restaurant is in a fairly new area and the inside is nicely decorated and everything seemed very clean.  It’s a high-class establishment.  No small stoves and tinfoil hanging off the shelf here.  Very tidy and pleasant to sit down and enjoy some sushi.

Service: 3.5
The service was great.  I had a new waiter that was being trained but they were very attentive and my glass was never empty.  Service was great and I didn’t want for anything.

Price: 3.5
For a higher end sushi restaurant I would have expected the prices to be much higher.  Tsunami has been able to bring a quality product to their customers with some personal touches at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

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Some great veggie rolls at Sushi Express

I saw a number of new rolls that I’ve never tried and wanted to have a bit of adventure today.

I tried the Horenso which is a spinach roll, Natto with fermented soybeans and a Ume Kyu roll with pickled plums and cucumber.

 
Ume Kyu Roll

Ume Kyu Roll

Ume Kyu Roll
pickled plum and cucumber
Category: Standard Roll
Level: Beginner

Description:  The Ume Kyu roll is a wonderful roll. It has a very unique flavor.  Like a pop-rocks sushi roll.  The pickled plum has a sparkling sweetness to it.  Combine that with the tasty cucumber and it’s a nice tasting simple roll for vegetarian and beginners alike.

 
Natto Roll

Natto Roll

Natto Roll
fermented soybeans, rice
Category: Standard Roll
Level: Beginner

Description:  The Natto roll is a nice roll.  The flavor isn’t really strong but packs a lot of protein from the soy.  Good veggie or beginner roll.

 
Horenso Roll

Horenso Roll

Horenso Roll
spinach, rice
Category: Standard Roll
Level: Beginner

Description:  The Horenso is an interesting roll.  You already have green veggie with most the nori or seaweed in most standard rolls but adding a bit of spinach still gives it a different taste.  Not a very strong taste but a pleasant roll if you like spinach.  It’s a great vegetarian sushi roll and is good for a beginner.  Add a little soy and wasabi to spice it up!

 
Ute Roll

Ute Roll

Ute Roll
Mackerel, tempura shrimp topped with tobiko
Category: Specialty Roll
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Description:  The Ute roll should be a big fan to any Utah Ute fans.  It’s a tasty roll with some nice fish and tempura crunch.

 
Big Sumo Roll

Big Sumo Roll at Happy Summo

Big Sumo Roll
Tempura shrimp, cucumbers,and Sumo sauce topped with five types of sashimi, fresh shrimp, avocado, spicy crab, green onions & sweet sauce

Category: Specialty Roll
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Description: The Big Sumo Roll isn’t the biggest roll I’ve had but it is a nice sized roll.  It had some great flavors with the tempura shrimp, fresh shrimp, spicy crab and avocado.