It’s been a while since I’ve posted. This new phase of delayed adulthood is taking up a lot of my time. BUT I have great news for my fellow foodies! I’ve been exploring new spots around Abu Dhabi and have lots of thought for food coming to you in the next few weeks! Living in the heart of the city has made new places more accessible, and I’m really enjoying taking my taste buds for a ride more frequently than ever before.
First to make it to FilmyFarah in 2019 is SushiSan – a cozy, modern Sushi spot all the way in the Holiday Inn – Embassies District. Stumbled upon it somewhere on the internet while browsing for a dinner spot last night. What I did not see online was that Tuesdays are Sushi Nights with a set menu of all-you-can-eat sushi for AED 135. They do NOT have à la carte on Tuesdays.
We made our way down at around 7 PM on Tuesday, and were warmly welcomed by the hostess. Although we were seated immediately, we were a little clueless as weren’t told about their Tuesday special, nor were we given any menus. We waited for a few minutes before asking them for menus, and that’s when they explained their all-you-can-eat deal. Although it was never made fully clear, from what I understand, the appetizer, all-you-can-eat mains and dessert from the set menu are brought out to every table, but there are add-ons passed around to everyone in the restaurant from time to time. These included deliciously crunchy, golden brown chicken spring rolls, fresh tuna sandwich maki and unagi maki rolls. The assorted sashimi platter had tuna, salmon, squid and prawn. The fire tuna roll had a tinge of sweet and spicy from the sriracha and teriyaki drizzled on it. What a feast it was to have unlimited Japanese delights.
As part of the set menu, we were served a beautifully presented plate of Japanese cheese cake each. I didn’t know such a thing existed, but what a perfect end to our meal – the cake was not too moist, not too dry, not bland but not too sweet.
Overall, I’d say SushiSan is great when it comes to flavor, presentation and ambience. I was slightly disappointed in the service – we waited too long to get started even though they weren’t busy at all and were told different things by different servers regarding the menu. Despite this shortcoming, were all very warm and friendly. If they stepped up their service game, I could see myself becoming a regular. Never enough value-for-money fresh and tasty Sushi places in the capital!