Thursday, December 9, 2010
I am excited to say, there is great sushi on the east side.
Bamboo Sushi is the first certified, sustainable sushi restaurant in the world, which is pretty impressive. They also only use hormone free, organic, grass fed, American kobe grade beef. So you start to like this place as soon as you sit down and the good news is it only gets better. The food, the drinks and the service are all great.
Let's start with the drinks. Bamboo has an amazingly impressive sake list, but I would highly recommend you try the Shōchū. It is a distilled beverage native to Japan, most commonly distilled from barley, sweet potatoes, or rice. Usually it contains 25% alcohol by volume (weaker than whiskey or vodka but stronger than wine and sake), but I think theirs contained 35% alcohol. I got the sweet potato version and it was very smooth; I would suggest on the rocks.
Now to the important stuff, the sushi. The salmon and special trout nigiri were excellent. We also tried a couple of specialty house rolls. The highway 35 - red crab mixed with spicy sesame aioli, avocado, cucumber and asparagus, rolled and topped with sake poached pears, eel sauce, tempura crunchies and tobiko was amazing as was the California sunset- a California roll topped with spicy tuna, spicy mayonnaise, and tempura crunchies.
I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our meal and how nice our server was. I only wish they took reservations, then it would be perfect.
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