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“Clean atmosphere and out-of-the-ordinary maki choices.”
Review of Sato's Zen Sushi & Sake - CLOSED

Sato's Zen Sushi & Sake
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I gave this new Japanese establishment a try. So far, it seems promising, based on the sushi selections we made.

There is a traditional menu for those who aren't fond of sushi, but Sato's Zen's specialty is sushi, and there are several rather unusual maki rolls. Among our choices was the Fashion Roll (a deep-fried roll) and the Tuna Symphony (spicy tuna inside, tuna and mango on top with a berry glaze). However, the standout entree for our visit was the Flying Sea Monster: fried shrimp tempura on the inside, braised fish on top, decorated with three different colors of roe and three different colors of wasabi sauce-- including blue! I included a picture, as it is indeed a nice presentation, one that will have people from neighboring tables asking what it is.

The service was only average, though; our visit was on a midweek early evening, and the servers were nowhere to be found on more than one occasion. The sushi chefs were nice enough, though, and the atmosphere is clean with modern decor lines.

The cost per roll is a smidgen more than what is found at the sushi bar at most Japanese steakhouses. Still, the unique fusion-style choices here can make up for that, from the viewpoint of an adventurous sushi aficionado.

We may come back soon, if only to try the heavily hyped 6 Feet Under roll, purported to be extremely spicy, and is apparently free if you can finish it in 10 minutes without drinking anything.

** Pro Tip **: This place claims to require reservations on Friday and Saturday evenings; based on the scarcity of the servers, I would agree on reservations and not chance a walk-in on those nights, as the service may become unbearably slow.

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