Dragon roll & California roll – Tokyo Express

Dragon roll & California roll - Tokyo Express
Dragon roll: shrimp tempura, eel, avocado, tobiko. California roll: crab salad, avocado, cucumber. Served with side salad an miso soup. Tuesday Daily Special $10.99
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

This wasn’t horrible this time around. The rice was fairly decent (at least not hard), and the rolls tasted good.

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.

Afternoon snacks – Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel

Afternoon snacks - Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Assorted sushi, soy chicken, pumpkin dumpling, Shanghai soup dumpling, shrimp dumpling. Complimentary in Executive Lounge
Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel, Beijing CHINA

Again, the Renaissance had a great variety for afternoon snacks as well. Nothing was spectacular though, and actually everything was on the dry side. I did like the fried dumplings because they were prepared to order.

Fried dumplings - Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Fried dumplings.

#29 roll – Ebisu

#29 roll - Ebisu
Yellow tail, salmon and shrimp wrapped with soybean paper, deep fried, with tuna outside. $13
Ebisu, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

This was actually decent for airport sushi. The fish wasn’t the most fresh but I liked the combination of ingredients. I’ve also never had a fried roll that was then wrapped in more rice and tuna – pretty cool.