One of the only meals that I'll never turn down is sushi. I have to be in the mood for pub food, pizza, Mexican or fine dining, but it's a rarity when I say "no" to some delicious raw fish. Of late, our favorite spot to go is Sushi Nami Royale. The quality of sashimi is great – important since we eat so much of it; there is a pretty good variety; and between 3-5 pm and 9:30-11:30 pm, they have a Tsu-Nami menu, where food AND booze is 20% off! Ding, ding, ding! It's a no-brainer.
We make a serious effort to try different things when we eat at Sushi Nami, but one thing stays the same: the Sashimi Appetizer – a great deal at the regular price of $9.95, and even better when it's 20% off. The pieces of tuna are like candy and the salmon is plump and supple on your tongue. I'm not a huge fan of the Surf Clam, but do love the little parcels of snapper wrapped around pieces of cucumber.
Sashimi Appetizer $9.95
2 Salmon, 2 Tuna, 2 Snapper & 2 Surf Clam
We also generally try to have a salad (or two!). On this occasion, we order both the Kani and Sunomono salads. SN also does a good size portion of the Hiyashi Wakame (Japanese Seaweed Salad) for $6.95. The Kani salad is delicious and creamy. With shredded crab meat, and long strands of carrot and cucumber, I like to twirl it around my fork like spaghetti. The good amount of avocado adds another creamy layer while also playing the role of the 'cherry on top'.
Kani Salad $7.95
Crab Meat, Cucumber & Flying Fish Roe
The Sunomono salad is pretty delicious too – but definitely not for the faint of heart as serious octopus tentacles are involved. Again, the texture of the shredded seafood is what I really love, paired with the slight crunch of roe. The sauce here is based on soy and is quite mysterious.
Shrimp, Cucumber, Crab Meat, Octopus & Seaweed
And because a good roll is always nice, we opt for the Spicy Scallop roll which is pretty tasty with the spicy sauce and tempura bits. A spicy salmon/tuna is a good 'go-to' as well, but the Fusion rolls are really special. I'll have to make another trip to Sushi Nami soon to illustrate what they are all about!
Spicy Scallop (6pcs) $ 5.95
Chopped Scallop, Green Onion, Tempura Bits & Spicy Sauce
But you can't have sushi without a bit of deep fried…so we try the Karakuchi Shrimp Fry – three large shrimp stretched on skewers and deep fried in tempura batter, then coated with a spicy sauce. What a crunch!
Karakuchi Shrimp Fry 7.95
Lightly fried Shrimp and coated with the house Spicy Sauce
This is such a great deal and is really one to take advantage of. How can you go wrong with a guaranteed 20% off almost everything in your order? I say "almost" as there is a specific Tsu-Nami menu with limited items, but I'm sure your palate will be more than satisfied with those available.