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Featured Sushi Restaurant In Salt Lake City Utah

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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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!

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.

New York Roll

New York Roll at Sushi Monster

 

New York Roll
Tempura shrimp, seaweed salad, salmon and red and black tobiko

Category: Specialty Roll
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Description: The New York Roll is tasty and refreshing.  The lemon is a bit overpowering, so if your an intermediate this is a good roll for you.  You do get some of the other flavors but the lemon is very strong.  Paired with the crunchy shrimp and seaweed this is a great tasting roll.

Sushi Vampire Roll

Sushi Vampire Roll

 

Shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado topped with baked spicy baby lobster tail, eel sauce and negi

Category: Specialty Roll
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Sushi Vampire Roll Description: This is a great tasting roll, I loved the baked spicy baby lobster tail.  It has a warm rich flavor that leaves you craving more.  Great Roll!  Get it at Itto Sushi!

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Green Globe

 

Thinly sliced avocado, crab salad, tuna, topped with tobiko

Category: Specialty Roll
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Green Globe Description: This is a beauty to behold.  Tona Sushi in Ogden, Utah is not you typical half off roll sushi restaurant.  They do everything a little different.  It’s sushi with a flair. Not your typical roll or a roll at all.  It’s a large ball of sushi grade tuna on a pedestal of crab salad.  Then the outside is layered by thin slices of avocado.  It’s topped with some nice orange and green tobiko on a plate with sauce and tomatoes.  It’s a very interesting dish both visually and to the pallet. It’s just plain Yummy!

Sushi Rock and Krab Stick Roll with Yum Yum Sauce

Sushi Monster Farmington

 

Address: 320 North Station Parkway
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: (801) 451-2880
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian

 

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: 4.5
Sushi Monster gets a high overall rating because the food was very tasty, very fresh and they had a good lunch special.  This is a great fit for a Utah restaurant as Sushi Monster has the equivalent of Utah Fry Sauce for sushi.  Their Yum Yum sauce is just that, like fry sauce for sushi rolls.  Now I love fry sauce and I love sushi, but I instinctively turned up my nose at this combination.  I thought it a bit of a travesty to put fry sauce on sushi.  It conjures up images of ketchup and sushi for some reason witch just sounds wrong. I was pleasantly mistaken though with their Yum Yum sauce.  Especially for tempura rolls, this is a great combination.  I’m not saying this works well for every roll and all the time, but it was a nice departure from the standard soy sauce or even eel sauce.  I’d highly recommend it and say give this Utah original a try.

Quality: 4
Sushi Monster has a great selection of sushi long rolls as well as bento boxes and other asian delights.  The quality was top notch.  The vegetables popped right out to me.  They were larger Julienned style slices and they tasted super fresh.  The quality was top notch.

Cleanliness: 4
This is a brand new restaurant so it’s spotless.  The decorations are minimalistic and there’s not a lot of surface to get dirty.  Everything I saw was clean and added to the overall experience of the restaurant.


Service: 4

The service was good, not the most overwhelming, but nice.  There was a little longer wait than normal to get our food, but it’s also one of the busiest sushi restaurants I’ve seen at lunch time.  Typically you’ll see 2-3 other customers during a weekday lunch, but we saw at least 10-12 people dining with us.  This also leads me to believe we nailed the quality and overall rating.  If a small sushi restaurant in Farmington Utah can support this kind of traffic they must be doing something right.

Price: 4
The price is typical for a sushi restaurant, but what made it good is the lunch special where you could pick two rolls from a healthy list of options.  We tried the Rock and Roll Roll, Dynamite Roll, LA Roll and the Krab Stick Roll and were delighted with each.  After tip we were looking at a $25 bill.  A bit hefty for lunch, but this wasn’t McDonalds and I feel we definitely got our moneys worth.

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