After hearing good things about this place from @DrJennyFever of There is Always Room and her review here I was eager to check this place out seeing I’m in the area a lot and don’t have a solid sushi joint in the neighborhood.
The space is bright and is shared with their sister restaurant the Urban Grill-a Mongolian grill type restaurant and you can sit on either side of the restaurant it seems for sushi service. The staff is attentive, friendly and efficient.
The menu here is pretty big with all the standard items you would expect to find in a sushi place but the presentation is stepped up here from what I’ve seen on the plates coming out. Food wise I went with a deluxe bento box for $10.50 and I must say it was one of the better bento boxes I’ve had in a while.
The salad is the standard salad you get in bento boxes and the dressing is light and refreshing.
Next up in the box is gyoza. This was OK but the wrapper was a bit thick and the sauce took away the crispy texture of the pan-fried side but the filling was good and seasoned properly.
The tempura here is really nice, the batter is light and not to greasy, you get 2 pieces is ebi, a piece of zucchini and a piece of sweet potato. All were enjoyable but I found the zucchini a bit grease logged~this is usually the case with all deep-fried zucchini.
I chose the chicken teriyaki but you also have the choice of beef. It was a nicely garnished with white and black sesame seeds. The chicken was cooked perfectly and had a nice crispy side with a teriyaki sauce that wasn’t too sweet.
Lastly for the roll in the bento box, because I chose the deluxe bento it came with a dynamite roll, this one also had tempura yam and sweet/tangy mayo that gave the roll a great creaminess. I really enjoyed this and would order it again for sure.
From this visit I would definitely come back to Urban Sushi and am looking forward to trying some of the other items and roll’s on the menu.