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Tomodachi Sushi

July 12, 2010

I think sushi is the perfect anti-stress food. It’s somehow calming, grounding, light and nurturing. I’ve had a stressful few days, so tonight we drove up north to Tomodachi Sushi to sample their fish delights. It’s a tiny spot in a little shopping center… I really wish this was in our neighborhood, because I think we’d belly up to the sushi bar at least once a week. It’s nice and cozy in there… unpretentious, friendly and relaxing.

Of course we had some miso soup to start…

And Justin had to have Asahi black, though there was a nice selection of sakes.

We had some avocado and shiitake mushroom tempura with a lovely gingery dipping sauce (Yep, that’s a whole wedge of avocado, lightly fried. Mmmm)…

This is the Screaming Orgasm (really, that’s what it’s called), tuna tataki with an amazing creamy sauce.

And this is the poki, much like the poke we had on Oahu: tuna, sesame, seaweed, and a bit of heat. So very good.

We had salmon, yellowtail, and escolar nigiri. I loved the fresh wasabi on the yellowtail… why isn’t all wasabi served fresh like this? Chef Riad noticed that Justin ate his nigiri without soy sauce, and recommended that we let him know beforehand next time, and he’ll serve it up with a sprinkling of yuzu and sea salt instead. We also tried the Double D roll, with shrimp tempura, spicy crab and spicy tuna.

Chef Riad told us that the best time to stop in is on Thursday nights, when he gets a variety of fish shipped in from Japan. He will also do an omakase menu for you on request. We’re definitely going back on a Thursday night very soon!

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7 Discussion to this post
  1. Darius says:

    Ah, looks good. Thanks for sharing another place I’ve never even heard of before, we will have to try it out sometime.

  2. Wei-Wei says:

    Mm, I love sushi! Does omakase mean tasting? And… LOL. “Screaming Orgasm.” Was it really that good? :D

    Wei-Wei

    • Crystal says:

      Yep, omakase is like a chef’s tasting… I think it means “it’s up to you.” So you let the chef decide what you eat. I love tasting menus… you get whatever the chef thinks is best! As for the Screaming Orgasm, it was great, but… :)

  3. Nicole says:

    Darius and I decided that we had to go eat here tonight and it was SOOOO AMAZING! We just asked them to do a little omakase and we had so much deliciousness I can’t even describe it all.

    You need to try the “Naked in the Bathroom” roll. I’m usually not even that crazy for rolls, but it was holy cow amazing good.

    I pretty much wish I could eat here every single day.

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    • Crystal says:

      Yaaaaayyyyy! I’m so glad you liked it! I’m super excited about going back for omakase. It’s so nice and cozy in there! I will definitely try that roll next time. :) Thank you for letting me know you liked it!

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