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“Great value, quality food and service to match.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Off The Hook

Off The Hook
2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
5305445599
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Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Locally owned and operated since 2004, Off the Hook has quickly become the locals' favorite spot for delicious food in a fun, upbeat, inviting atmosphere. Far from a traditional sushi restaurant, this California-style sushi bar puts a Western twist on an ancient Eastern food idea, offering so many unique flavors and ingredients you won't find anywhere else. There are over 40 rolls on the menu, but the Dragon Balls, Fire in the Sky and Gambler are a must try. The sushi is undeniably fresh as the chefs take the utmost care in breaking down and preparing the best quality fish available from whole into delectable bites for their customers. If sushi isn't your thing, the menu also includes a variety of cooked items, such as Tempura, Teriyaki, Bento Boxes, Udon Noodle Bowls, and cooked fish entrees. You'll even find Honey Walnut Prawns, Ahi Poke Salad, and Korean-Style Kalbi Ribs. The homemade desserts (tempura green tea ice-cream!)and extensive sake selection are as equally enticing! Located right in the middle of town on Highway 50, Off the Hook continues to strive to be a casual, yet high qaulity restaurant, cutting no corners when it comes to the customers' dining experience. Find out for yourself why Off the Hook has been voted "Best Sushi" by Tahoe locals for the last six years! Check out their Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 - 6 pm where many of their rolls, appetizers and drinks are discounted.
Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great value, quality food and service to match.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

If you want real Sushi then go to SFO and take a flight to Japan, but if you want Sushi that is good, has clean falvors and some exciting variations on some classics then then give this place a try - you should not be disappointed. Service is great, the place is clean easy to find right off the main drag (Lake Tahoe Bvd)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“OMG Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Made to order sushi. Comfortable and lovely decor.
California and Crunchy Granola rolls were faves!
Great value. special orders doable.

Visited April 2013
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Berlin, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good From Far, But Far From Good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

After reading so many great reviews, we were looking forward to trying a new sushi place in South Lake. Off The Hook is a nice looking place with a very friendly, attentive staff. The beer and saki selection is good and the fish was fresh, but we were really disappointed with the sushi rice and preparation of rolls. In another type of restaurant, poor rice wouldn't have been such a big deal, but with sushi the rice is a critical component. It must be cooked correctly, prepared with vinegar and properly rolled. Unfortunately the crew staffing the sushi bar the night we went had no idea how to cook rice for sushi and prepare maki rolls.

For all the disappointment in the rolls, the sashimi and every dish without rice was very good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best sushi we've had in months!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

These guys seem to put a lot of work into creative new rolls and theytaste excellent! Try the Gambler Roll. Subtle combination of tastes that make you wonder what else they can do. Also try the Kalbi Rib apppetizer. And beer. Don't forget the beer.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Loomis, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Been coming here since they opened. Consistently good. Happy hour is the bomb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

One of our favorites anywhere! We try to visit every time we stay at our cabin in the area. We'd eat there more often if we lived at Tahoe full time.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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