Nikkyu Sushi~Two of my favorite things

I found myself up in the Main and 14th area of town running some errands the other day and I cam across a $20 gift certificate in my backpack that I won last summer from the great people over at Food.ee for a nearby sushi spot and it’s always a perfect time to eat sushi so I hit up Nikkyu Sushi and Ramen.

The space is bright and comfortable, large banquet’s line the walls and table seating is plentiful.  I was the only one dining on my visit, my server was friendly and happy to answer any questions I had.

I started with the usual bowl of miso soup for $1.25, it was a good standard miso soup that wasn’t too salty, one thing I found is that my bowl had a lot of kombu in it but other than that it was good.

Now time for some sushi!, I selected a couple of the house special rolls~the Dragon Roll and the Angel Roll.

The dragon roll was basically a dynamite roll with avocado on top with some unagi sauce on top and the angel roll had tempura ebi, banana squash and cream cheese as well.  Both were very affordable~$4.75 for the angel roll and $6.50 for the volcano roll.  I liked the dragon roll more~they flavors were more pronounced compared to the angel roll that was kind of bland and lacked any noticeable flavor~the cream cheese really ruined it.

I was happy to see that they had ramen on the menu, they had a couple different variety’s  that I have never heard of before so I was eager to give it a try.

The ramen I chose was the Yokohama Miso Ramen with Chicken Katsu that was served on the side.  This was a nice simple bowl of ramen, the noodles were cooked perfectly and the broth was alright in the flavor department.  The chicken katsu was AMAZING!, the breading was crisp without being greasy and the chicken was moist and tender, it came with a thicker soy based dipping sauce that had an interesting seasoning to it.  I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to put the chicken in the soup but I ended up eating it on its own and at $7.50 it was a great value as well as a good bowl of noodles.

At the end of the day I had a good meal at Nikkyu, left with a full belly and my wallet wasn’t any lighter thanks to the good people at Food.ee.

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