So tonight I was wandering around trying to figure out what to have for dinner, when I simultaneously realized two things: 1) I haven't had sushi in forever, and 2) I was only a couple blocks away from Sushi Inn. If I'd kept going with the Sushipalooza thing, Sushi Inn would've come in around Week 39 or so.
Sushi Inn is located on Cumberland in the heart of Yorkville. It's oddly separated into two levels that don't seem to be connected to each other at all, as if there just happen to be two restaurants with the same name located one above the other. Not sure what's up with that. I arbitrarily went into the upstairs one.
Feeling slightly adventurous, I decided to get an appetizer that wasn't Mixed Tempura or Gyoza. Instead I got this lovely Ika Sugatayaki (grilled squid). It managed to avoid the rubbery fate that befalls too many squid dishes, and the ginger sauce was quite nice.
Then, as usual, I picked some rolls off the Special Maki menu, starting with the "house special" Sushi Inn Roll. Made with eel, avocado, and salmon skin, I found it to be worthy of its headliner status. Definitely my favourite out of the dishes I ordered.
They also offered 3 variations on the Dragon Roll; I went with the salmon-topped version. The avocado was a little on the soft side, and the presentation was, shall we say, somewhat odd. But it was quite tasty. Not as good as the Sushi Inn roll, but enjoyable nevertheless. The Kani Salad Roll was visually quite appealing, but the flavour was a little underwhelming. Probably because it was wrapped in cucumber. Should've seen that coming.
There we go, one more sushi place down! At this rate, I will have been to every sushi place within a 2km radius of my house by 2019!