Sushi is my favorite food, hands down. Maybe my standards are higher because of that. I've had some of the best available (they don't exist on the main line) and some of the worst. The best are so few and far in between that one has to settle for average sushi, at least if you are going to indulge regularly. And, for the most part, average is totally acceptable.
I would have expected O-Toro to be at least average-to-good. But it wasn't on my first (and only) experience.
First, the restaurant has a subtle stale fish odor. So it's a sushi restaurant and you'd expect it to smell like fish, right? Not necessarily in my long experience of eating sushi.
The rolls are pretty creative, but they just don't quite have all the tastes right - they seem to miss the 'umami', which is that pleasant savory flavor that typically results from the combination of fish, soy, and vinegared rice. Perhaps its the quality of fish being served.
The scallops were totally flat and tasteless. Never had a scallop so lacking. The salmon was the best part - smooth and creamy.
I had lunch there - half price sushi. Maybe they use the half-price fish for lunch and reserve the better for dinner. I will never know as there are much better alternatives for 'average' sushi on the main line.
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