My wife and I have been fans of authentic Japanese sushi for many years and have frequented Syun Izakaya in Hillsboro for many years now. Recently we heard about Maki Sushi in Tigard and figured we would give it a shot.
We went in for lunch and ordered their Sushi Lunch Special which consisted of a California Roll and 5 pieces of Nigiri. Now, I know what you are going to say, "Really? A fan of sushi and you ordered up a California Roll?" Yup, I sure did, because if they are going to screw up something as simple as a California Roll, nothing else will be worth it.
What we wound up having was honestly the BEST California Roll I have ever had. They use the traditional vinegar rice, real crab, and it is amazing. The 5 nigiri we had included tuna, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp and albacore. All fish was fresh, perfectly cut, perfect temperature and wonderful with the vinegar rice.
Service was fast, friendly, and she even commented on the fact that we were eating our sushi in traditional Japanese style. Being a Chef and loving food the way I do, I tend to learn the customs and etiquette of eating "ethnic" foods as I feel it adds to the overall enjoyment.
In the end, Maki Sushi deserves a try. I have been back a few times since, and have found it to be as wonderful on each return visit.
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