Deep fried pork potstickers with gyoza sauce. Crazy Sushi, San Francisco
An order of gyoza at Crazy Sushi only comes with 4 potstickers, but they are delicious! Oh, how I love gyoza! Hey, you can’t go wrong with deep fried pork in a crispy dumpling wrapper. These were steaming hot out of the fryer, and dunking then in the salty/umami gyoza sauce puts them over the top. I could seriously eat a tray of these.
I don’t even like fresh oranges that much, but I do appreciate when sushi bars serve complimentary fruit like these segmented oranges because it’s nice when they take the time to cut and prepare extra treats for their guests. Yay!
Slice of sea bass on a mound of rice with a dab of wasabi and garnished with sliced scallions. $3.99 for two pieces
Slice of tuna. $3.99 for two pieces Crazy Sushi, San Francisco
Both these nigiri have such a beautiful pink color. I loved the maguro, and I recommend maguro nigiri to all the novice sushi eaters out there since I think it’s one of the least fishy tasting. Maguro is readily available at sushi places and is more forgiving on a squeamish palette. I’m definitely no sushi expert, but I try to eat out of my comfort zone. That’s why I tried the suzuki, and I’ll say that I’m not a fan. Perhaps Crazy Sushi’s cut wasn’t fresh, but it had an odd flavor that did not agree with me. I had to dunk that piece mulitple times into the soy sauce to get it down.
I love the free side salad at Japanese restaurants with the familiar sesame, ginger dressing. Yum!
And what’s a sushi dinner without some Japanese beer? Sapporo is my prefered choice, hehe!
Sushi roll with bbq eel, avocado, and topped with tobiko and unagi sauce. Crazy Sushi, San Francisco
Like most people, when I first started eating sushi I tended to stick with the rolls containing cooked items like rock ‘n rolls and California rolls because they were easier to stomach than the crazy, raw nigiri or sashimi (it doesn’t even have rice!). And I continue to say, “There’s nothing wrong with that.” I still enjoy ordering rock ‘n rolls because I simply love unagi! I also order unagi nigiri because bbq eel is delicious and the unagi sauce is an added bonus. I’ve since become more adventurous in sushi land – ordering more and more raw items, but I still take comfort and enjoy my inauthentic rolls. A word of advice: Nobody likes a sushi snob!
8 piece roll with spicy tuna, avocado, and topped with a seaweed salad. Crazy Sushi, San Francisco
When a sushi joint names a roll after San Francisco, I expect it to be amazing. This one didn’t blow my mind, but I did enjoy it. What can I say, I’m a sucker for spicy tuna, and the seaweed salad on top freshened it up and had a nice texture. I’ve been to Crazy Sushi before and I wasn’t impressed, but this time around they surprised me. All the sushi we had was fresh and distinct. And you can’t beat the price! Will definitely return if the quality remains high.
Here’s the assorted sushi we ordered. It not only tasted good, but I think that it looks good too.