The Hungry Bunny •
17 Dec 2013 • 579 reviews • 20 followers
Read more reviews at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.comItacho Sushi
opened to much fanfare and tiresome snaking queues. I'd heard good stuff about them but waited till the crazy long lines dwindled before we decided to dine here. We were curious as to how the Japanese fare here stacked up against Sushi Tei
, the frontrunner in the mid-priced, mass market, casual Japanese chain restaurant market.
As it turns out, the food here is a little overhyped. I wasn't particularly impressed with their stuff and left baffled as to how some people actually queued up an hour for this. Granted, I only dined on their cooked foods, so maybe Itacho
shines in the raw foods department. However, based on the random sampling of the menu, my take is that Sushi Tei easily trumps Itacho Sushi
The Grilled Salmon
($8) seasoned with spicy miso, was saccharine and overwhelmed the natural taste of the salmon. Worse still was that it was overcooked, resulting in a somewhat dry piece of fish.
($2.80) should have been an easy peasy dish, but because it was unsalted, it was consequently tasteless.
The Shrimp Tempura
($5) fared much better. Light crisp batter swathed the fresh bouncy prawns.