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Salt Lake City Utah Sushi Restaurants

Mr. Sushi at City Creek Food Court

 

Address: 28 South State street  City Creek Food Court, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 521-4354
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
Website: mrsushigo.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: 3.25
We were downtown at the City Creek mall and were wandering through the food court to find a quick bite to eat and when I think of sushi from a food court I pu it on par with sushi from the grocery store.  While both those seem a step behind a good sit-down restaurant I’ve got to say I was pleasantly surprised with Mr. Sushi.  The food was way better than I expected and it was the first time my sushi has been prepared in-front of me with a flaming platter, so A for presentation there. So if your downtown at City Creek and looking for an alternative to the Cheesecake Factory for a quick bite, check out Mr. Sushi, you may just be pleasantly surprised at how good the food is.

Quality: 3.5
I tried the Dynamite and the Vegas rolls.  the taste of the Dynamite roll was very good.  The Vegas roll too was on par with many sushi restaurants that I’ve been to and well above what you’d get in a grocery store. One in the win column for food court sushi.

Cleanliness: 3.5
This sushi restaurant is in City Creek which is a new property and pretty upscale.  It’s in the food court but over there isn’t a lot for the customer to interact with during their experience, so I’ve got to say everything looked fairly clean from my perspective maybe a little tight for room because it’s a food court and that can make it look a little cluttered, but I was happy with the experience from this standpoint.

Service: 3
The service was good. The greeting wasn’t the friendliest, but you’re dealing with mass quantities in a food court after all.  I’m still excited about the fact that my sushi was cooking in front of me in tin foil on a flaming platter and so the presentation points and service go way up.  The general lack of a friendly greeting and explanation of the process could go a long way to improving the experience, but then again this isn’t Takashi or Mikado.

Price: 3
You expect to get gouged at a food court for poor quality food but I was pleasantly surprised.  The food was good and it didn’t break the bank.  They have some affordable specials that make it easier to try a number of different rolls.  The meal also comes with two free sides.  I had the edamame pods an some fried vegetables.  The quantity of these sides wasn’t over abundant, but it was a nice touch to the meal and I was pleased.

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Dynamite Roll Mr. Sushi at City Creek

Dynamite Roll Mr. Sushi at City Creek

Rice Basil Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

 

Address: 2335 E. Murray Holladay Road, Holladay, Utah
Phone: (801) 278-8682
Website riceutah.com
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Teriyak

 

Salt Lake City Asian Specialty and Grocery Stores

Asian Specialty Foods & Asian Grocery Stores

 

While we do love sushi we love all different types of Asian foods and what’s more fun than trying to cook some of these amazing dishes yourself.  In order to do that we thought we’d provide some links to some great Asian grocery stores here in and around Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Southeast Market
  • Salt Lake City Chinatown  – Utah’s largest Asian Markets
    measuring 30,000 square feet. “Continuning with our commitment to provide authenticity and the unique beauties of Asian Cultures the supermarket offers high-quality live seafood and fresh fruits and vegetables that are very much a part of the traditional Asian kitchen The average Utha shopper will not only find great foods and dry goods but also grand variety of never-before-seen Asian products.
  • Japan Sage Market
  • Kim Long Supermarket -The store is a foodies paradise. The coolers are filled with fresh seafood like squid, shrimp and whole red snapper. The shelves are loaded with authentic noddles, Kim Chi, homemade banana cakes, an assortment of candies like pocky, a thin cookie sticks dipped in chocolate.
  • Hong Phat
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Freestyle Sushi

 

Address: 1961 E Fort Union Blvd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
Phone: (801) 849-1240
Website: freestyle-sushi.com | Facebook
Cuisine: Sushi

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Menu: Freestyle Sushi Menu

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. Important to note that an average restaurant will get a 3 rating. Our rating for this Restaurant is as follows:

Overall Rating: 4.0
I just happened across Freestyle Sushi in a Facebook search and found their listing for a new sushi restaurant that opened in the Fort Union area and I was excited to check them out. Freestyle Sushi is not your ordinary sushi restaurant. They specialize in made to order sushi. You can select from their standard menu or you can have a roll made with only the ingredients you want. You move down the line selecting your protein, vegetables and then sauces and sides just like you would at Cafe Rio.  Another great item is they know that sometime you’ll bring your children and they may not have developed a taste for sushi.  They offer an Peanut Butter and Jelly roll that I know crave.  it’s a very odd experience at first to taste the combination but you’ll find yourself thinking about it days later.

Quality: 3.5
Although Freestyle Sushi provides quality sushi and reasonable prices very quickly they are not what I’d call fast food sushi. The fact is that most of the sushi restaurants in Utah get their food from the same supplier and so their sushi is as fresh as any other restaurant. While they are a new restaurant and learning they are very eager to provide a quality product. I’ve seen behind the counter here and seen the lengths they go through to provide quality product and I’ve seen their processes that are higher than what I’ve seen at other restaurants.

Cleanliness: 4.0
The restaurant is very clean as it’s a brand new restaurant. Everything is new and clean and they go through a lot of effort to provide a clean experience.

Service: 4.5
The service at Freestyle Sushi is great. This is one of the best parts of grabbing a quick bite for lunch. Many sushi restaurants can take 10-15 minutes to get you your food. If you don’t have time for lunch or dinner to wait you will love Freestyle Sushi.  Another thing I liked over traditional sushi restaurants is that they are extremely friendly, welcome you into the restaurant and make for a great experience that helps you through the process especially if you are new to sushi and not sure what to order.

Price: 4.0
The price is another great point in favor of Freestyle Sushi as you pay about the same price as you would for any other restaurants sushi rolls but they give you a generous 10 piece roll. It’s easy to be satisfied with one roll and completely full with two. Also if you compare the price to what you’d pay at other restaurants around the area you get a great deal of healthier food for the same price.

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The Happy Sumo Sushi Restaurant &Sushi Bar

 

Happy Sumo at Old Mill Village
Address:
6572 S. Big Cottonwood Cyn Road  Cottonwood Heights, UT
Phone:
(801) 733-9661
Website: happysumosushi.com
Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

 

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: 3.375
The Happy Sumo is a nice sushi restaurant with lovely decor and atmosphere.  They have a wonderful website with full color photos of what their sushi should look like.  I went there with a group of friends for work and they were very accommodating even though we were early for lunch.

Food Quality: 3.5
The food here is good and everything tasted fresh.

Cleanliness: 4.0
This is a newer restaurant even though it’s not the first in the building.  The dining area is clean and everything looks nice.  No worries about eating here.

Service: 3.0
The hostess was nice and even let our large group in early for lunch.  We had some nice drinks and talked while we wait but our orders were taken quickly and our food came out quicker than I anticipated.  Of course we were the only ones in the restaurant that early but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Price: 3.0
Happy Sumo is in a business park and is priced that way.  While they do have some specials that are nicely priced, this isn’t a half-off sushi restaurant.  You pay full price for good sushi.

 

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Simply Sushi is Simply Amazing

 

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Simply Sushi is simply amazing. Almost every time I think about going out for sushi I’ll look at sushi restaurants around me, check out their website and read their menu. Then I look at the prices and it’s hard for me not to think of Simply Sushi’s slogan, which is true. For the same price as one or two rolls at most other places you can get all you can eat sushi. Their sushi lunch is $14.95 and dinner is $21.95.

I recently went there again for lunch and as always was completely satisfied. I tried a few new items and fell in love with the Rangoon Roll. Is it the best sushi in the state, probably not. Is it the best all you can eat for the price sushi in the state, I’d say yes. The quality is always high, the service is lightning fast especially if you sit at the sushi bar and the chefs are fairly friendly which is important to me. I will always consider how I was treated the last time I ate at a restaurant before going back, so that is important.

So whether you are starving and want an all you can eat sushi restaurant for a quick lunch break or ready for some really good sushi for a nice dinner out on the town check out Simply Sushi.