Wasabi crunch roll – Pei Wei Asian Diner

Wasabi crunch roll - Pei Wei Asian Diner
Spicy tuna roll topped with tempura flakes and crushed wasabi peas, sweet teriyaki sauce, wasabi aioli. 4 pieces $4.29
Pei Wei Asian Diner, Sterling VA

This was pretty good for a chain restaurant’s version of Americanized sushi. I did like the flavors although the sushi rice had a weird consistency. Douse it in enough sauce and forget about the finer details, lol!

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Caterpillar roll & Crunch California roll – Tokyo Express

Caterpillar roll & Crunch California roll - Tokyo Express
Caterpillar roll: shrimp tempura, sliced avocado on top. Crunch California roll: tempura crunch, crab salad, avocado, cucumber. Served with side salad an miso soup. Wednesday Daily Special $10.99
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

Again, not the best sushi, but it does the trick for a quick and relatively cheap (for SF FiDi) lunch.

Rainbow roll & nigiri – Tokyo Express

Rainbow roll & nigiri - Tokyo Express
Served with miso soup and salad. $15
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

I know I promised never to return to Tokyo Express for lunch, but I was really craving cheap sushi and this place is fairly close to my office. The food was surprisingly palatable this time around! The fish, although certainly not the freshest, was much better than the last time, and the rice was less sour and more moist than previously. Kudos for the improvement!

Special combo 5 – Tokyo Express

Special combo 5 - Tokyo Express
Nigiri sushi, Tokyo Tower roll, and Spicy Tuna roll. $15
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

The nigiri was disgusting! The fish was not fresh and the sushi rice was grossly sour. They should really automatically provide you with wasabi, ginger, and soy sauce to disguise the low quality of their raw fish and to help you actually eat it. Gross! The sushi rice in the rolls was also very dry. This was a horrible lunch especially since it’s over priced for what you get. #fail

Caterpillar roll & Crunch California roll – Tokyo Express

Caterpillar roll & Crunch California roll - Tokyo Express
Caterpillar roll: shrimp tempura, sliced avocado on top. Crunch California roll: tempura crunch, crab salad, avocado, cucumber. Wednesday Daily Special $10.99
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

This definitely wasn’t the best sushi by any means, but it was passable and priced pretty cheaply for the FiDi. The rice was kinda dry and the rolls weren’t very flavorful, but it was a welcomed change from my usual lunch spots.

Side salad an miso soup - Tokyo Express
Served with side salad an miso soup.