I had to work all weekend, so on Saturday I went for a much-needed sushi lunch! This time we went to Sake Hana in Westborough, which was a short 5 minute walk from work. We were the only ones there so we sat right up front at the sushi bar, meaning we were able to watch all of our sushi being made! We started with an appetizer, on the house, which was a spicy tuna avocado ball: spicy tuna wrapped in avocado with a crunch. Delicious!
We then asked the sushi chef to surprise us with something. He served us tuna with a “special sauce” over sliced cucumber. It tasted like it was grilled (slightly smoky) and we loved it!
We asked the chef to surprise us with some sashimi, since I had never tried it. We were served salmon, yellowtail and striped fish. Basically you are just eating big pieces of raw fish! The salmon was doable for me, but I didn’t like the other two. I think I will stick with my sushi rolls, but I am glad I gave it a try!
Since I wasn’t a fan of the sashimi, we asked the chef to surprise us with sushi rolls. He made us a volcano roll (spicy tuna, crunch, shrimp tempura, avocado, wrapped in pink soy paper) and another roll which I don’t know the name of, but it was deep fried with various sauces on top and was delicious! I liked both of these rolls a lot.
Next, even though we were stuffed, we got another roll for the “presentation”…it was served to look like a lobster! It had green beans in it, which I didn’t like, but other than that it was good. The presentation was by far the best part; they even put lights under the lobster head so it lit up purple. Very cool!
Overall, I thought the sushi was very good. Not the best place I have tried, but I enjoyed letting the sushi chef surprise us, as well as being able to watch first hand as he made our rolls. And I was glad I mustered the courage to try sashimi, even though I wasn’t a fan (gotta be adventurous sometimes). My only complaint was that the waitress sort of hovered around us while we ate; possibly for translation purposes with the sushi chef, but it was a bit much. I think if we were there at a busier time of day that wouldn’t have been an issue. But I would definitely go back again!