The Joint Experience
Sushi House is located in a strip mall in Wolflin Square. Some of the best Joints I have ever eaten at are in strip malls. There is something about the joy of finding a gem located between a shoe store and a mattress shop.
I love sitting at the sushi bar and watching them perform their craft. Experiencing the knife skills of a sushi chef makes me doubt everything about myself in my kitchen. “There is no way a knife is that sharp.” Oh, you don’t roll it with your bare hands into a lumpy, uneven mess and then smush it with a dull knife.” The thin slices of fish that come off their knives are a work of art. It makes me almost feel bad to eat it. Almost.
An Unagi roll is a given anytime I do sushi. In addition to that we had a Tiger Tear, Dragon Roll, and a Spicy Cowboy. All of them were spectacular. I am sucker for anything with eel on it, so my standouts were the Unagi and the Dragon Roll. The freshness of everything is a pleasure.
I have heard friends of mine who are scared to try sushi. “Ewwwwww…..Raw Fish!” I implore you to experience it. For God’s Sakes, they have a roll that is steak and fried shrimp; it doesn’t get more Texan than that. Amarillo has never been known for our progressiveness, especially when it comes to food. We tend to run about a decade behind national trends, but when we embrace them and they take root, the results can be spectacular. Sushi House is among the best in Amarillo.
Now, go order the Unagi Roll and tell the sushi chef to “Surprise Me” on the other one. You will be glad you did.