This place goes above and beyond to create a beautiful dining experience. We were looking for a quick bite before seeing Despicable me 2 on July 3rd (must-see with kids!) and did a Foursquare search for Sushi in Niles. Mizu came up in the search and the reviews looked good- they were close... this place is great!
Instead of cramming all of our rolls on to one plate like many other locations do, the 3 Mizu sushi chefs took their time, decorated the rolls and sent them out on elaborate individual plates! The fish was fresh and our usual items seemed to tasted even better with their attention to detail.
The large rolls are priced so low! We are accustomed to paying $13-$18 for a large roll like a volcano, but here the most expensive was $11.95- well worth the price, especially with the beautiful presentation. Overall we only spent around $70 including tip- rather than our customary $100 for a dinner like this.
Our kids loved the Shrimp Tempura and Philadelphia rolls as well as the Spider roll (which came out on a web of sauce!). The Volcano roll was my husbands favorite (with lobster tempura on top and an actual volcano of sauce drawn on the plate) and the sweetheart roll stole my heart- beautifully made and the spice of the roll was off-set by the extremely fresh salmon wrapping the heart shaped rolls to perfection. The plate was also decorated with elegant sauce design reminiscent of a cherry tree. We were very impressed- though we were a little let down on the Wasabi Tobiko- didn't have the kick we are accustomed to.
Service was stellar until the very end when they got super busy, we waited a little long for our check. The soda's came out in cool tiki faced cups which the kids Loved!
The only drawback to this location is the 'echo' in the dining room. Everything seems loud and you can hear all the other tables. There was even a girl on a video chat on her phone practically yelling 3 tables down! That really dampened the atmosphere over all. With some sound dampening cosmetics, this could be a perfect location- though we WILL be returning soon and often for the price and extravagant looking rolls.
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