Thursday, 2 February 2012
Makisu Sushi 1517 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Today we decided it was time to try Makisu Sushi. For me I wasn't expecting a spectacular lunch. I don't really know why to be honest, but I went in to this venture with some-what low expectations. We were seated at our table and given the menus to fill out. All of us picked a few things we liked and then we ended up sharing everything. I ordered a spicy tuna roll, some sashimi, tuna and salmon, All of the food came fairly quickly. Wow! Its really really good tasting. We ate up our first order and ordered again. It was so dang good. Our second order was as big as the first and we all shared this order too. At this point I'm getting really full but we knew we should be polite and eat all that we ordered. I really like this buffet style sushi, it was really good quality, and tasted really good. The other Nomads will agree that this was such a good place to go. Its been a while since I've got back to work and talked and talked about how much I loved lunch. I will be back again, I thought it was great! "M"
Well I guess we need to amend the Sushi Trifecta. We have now completed the Sushi quad. I haven't read "M's" post yet, so there may be some repetition happnin' here. Domo arigato, ...Mr. Makisu. I know, a cheap 'Styx' rip off and not that funny. Anyways, I don't even know where to start man. Yum, yum, yum, yum.......get the picture. My tastebuds have been in a state of Euphoria all afternoon. We hadn't been here yet, not sure why but maybe just because of past restaurants that have been in this locale. I won't name names, but needless to say this location has been pretty gross for a long time. Well that's changed now that Makisu Sushi is here. I was very pleased with the simple yet adequate decor. I loved the menu system, I loved the Sushi, I loved the service, I loved the GFM I was in all afternoon, I loved how stuffed I was. I just ate my dinner and its after 10 pm. Holy Crap I ate a mountains worth of sushi! Hey are they still open? Maybe I could head there right now. As far as flavour is concerned, Makisu is as good as anywhere. As far as presentation, not too shabby. I really liked the wooden plate thingees. Next time I eat there I will feel like a pro at ordering. It took a couple of rounds before we felt we had it figured out. I was pleased to see people in there. Places like this need to stick around. I had miso, maki, sashimi, teriyaki chicken, and even some stuff I hadn't eaten before. Finished it off with some Mango ice cream. It's great here cause you can try things you normally wouldn't eat. I was surprised when I sent in an order of gyoza, and received a single gyoza. We kinda chuckled bout it. We ate in two rounds today. While we were sitting and waiting for round two to show up, we started feeling fuller and fuller. When the next order showed up our mouths dropped and we realized we had our work cut out for us. "M" was almost cross-eyed he was so full, but "J" and I were ready. It was time to 'Lock and Load'. We succeeded by polishing off every last spec of food. Thank You Makisu, I will definitely be back. "BA"
I'm sure the other Nomads have already said it all but I was pleasantly surprised with lunch today. I don't know why but I really didn't have very high expectations going here but I quickly changed my mind. Once we got the hang of the ordering system we started to roll, sushi roll that is. The rolls were a perfect size to fit in your mouth and great flavor. Spicy tuna rolls are my favorite and these were especially good. They had a little crunch to them and I loved it. I have a favorite sushi place already but these rolls alone may change that. I liked this way of ordering sushi because it allows you the opportunity to try things you may not normally order. The portions are a little smaller and and so you don't feel like you will waste something if you don't like it. I tried new things today and was very happy to be able to do so. I prefer to spend less than $15 for lunch but today it was worth it. Grab a couple of friends and give Makisu Sushi a try, you won't be disappointed. "J"