The porridge is: lukewarm… the boats are fun and the seared salmon is delicious!
Sushi Boat is a kaiten sushi restaurant, meaning there is “rotating sushi.” I used to go every once in a while back in university but have not been back for years. This past Tuesday I was craving some salmon and decided to head to Sushi Boat before going to the movies. It was quite busy and we were seated at the very beginning of the sushi “circle.” This meant that we had a few seconds after each boat came out to grab something quickly! Kaiten sushi has never felt so rushed, haha.
The sushi is priced by plate colours. The prices ranged from $1.95 for green plates to $4.95 for gold plates. You take whatever you want from the boats and the server will count your plates at the end. If you don’t see what you want on the boats, you can also order directly from the menu.
Salmon Skin Roll $1.95 Green plate
This was average. The rice was a bit strange and as you can see in the photo, the roll wasn’t even round! They use a machine to flatten the rice… which sort of takes the art out of it, I think. The salmon skin was crunchy but also a little bit sticky.
Creamy Scallop Gunkan $1.95 Green plate
I was really excited to try this because of the overflowing creamy scallop! There were a few plates going around with so much topping that the gunkan were falling over… maybe that’s a bit much. The scallops were sweet but there was too much mayo. Because the sushi sits around on the boats, the seaweed on these were already soft and no longer crisp. I still enjoyed these but two pieces were enough.
Salmon Nigiri $2.95 Red plate
The salmon was decent although not as fatty as I would have liked. I ate four pieces with no problems but my sister got a bone in one of hers. She accidentally swallowed it too, yikes! I think I was more shocked than she was because at the end of the meal she still happily said “that was pretty good.” Oh sisters.
Seared Salmon Nigiri $3.45 Blue plate
This was my favorite of the night. The salmon was perfectly seared and broke apart in your mouth. My sister thought these had too much mayo but I’m personally a big fan of Japanese mayo and thought they were perfect. The rice still fell apart when you picked it up but I didn’t mind in this case because the salmon was so delicious.
Salmon Roll $1.95 Green plate
These come in sets of 4 but I forgot to take a photo first. I thought these were also average. The cuts of salmon seemed good but the rice was quite sticky.
Green Tea Ice Cream $1.95 Green plate
This ice cream was really creamy! It was also quite a large scoop for $1.95. The green tea flavour wasn’t extremely strong so I think most people would like this. I still remember when I worked at Baskin Robbins and recommended their green tea ice cream to customers… lots of people made faces and handed the unfinished samples back to me.
I didn’t like how this had “unappetizing ice crystals” on top (and I quote Baskin Robbin’s employee training video) which could have been prevented by “giving the scooper a shake after taking it out of water.” But that’s just the BR employee in me talking.
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