Sushi Nami is a Japanese fusion sushi restauarant serving top quality sushi and other Japanese dishes.
We stopped by here for dinner the other night. It's a new Restaurant, with banners and such outside saying Awards or something like that. So we figured why not?....
What a treat! The Decor inside was very nice and new. One thing though was sitting in the back, there was a bit of echo. They almost need something to soften up the interior. But, that's small details. We were greeted with a smile from everyone who worked there. Seated very quickly and served tea and drinks very quickly.
Ok, I'm the first to admit, I don't know anything about Sushi. But, this place was very good compared to everywhere else I've eat. The food was a fusion as they say. It wasn't the regular rolls and such, though they were availible. We started with Salmon Sashimi. It was great! Large Portions and very good. Sweet almost and didn't need any wassabi with it. We had a modified California Roll, suggested by our server. I forget the name of it, which is a shame, but, it had grilled Scallop bits on it. VERY GOOD. We also had this modified Dynamite Roll, which had this strange flaky crust, holy... was it every good. Lastly we had another roll with sliced salmon sashimi on top with salmon on the inside too. We had a egg plant yaki, which was egg plant, with chicken and scallops. I'm not an eggplant eater, don't care of seafood, but, I would've eaten that entire dish myself. My only complaint was the Spicey Chicken Kiragi, it was like Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls.
Caution to start, the rolls are very big. They come in a pretty hugh dish. We didn't finish them all, it was just too much. But, it's good, because, it's a really decent price for the kind food you get.
I would love to come back to this place. I think it's a great place to eat. I would recommend it to other people, but, I get the feeling that everyone else that eats there will probably do the same. I just hope it doesn't get so packed that I can't get a table anymore!
We went here because we thought it was OceanWise and thus would be good. It was not OceanWise or good. They said the salmon was wild, but not in the BC roll... huh? The veggie gyozas were suspect (what was in there?), the yam tempura only satisfactory. The spicy tuna was a mushy mess. We didn't finish it. Veggie roll was the only thing I enjoyed. :0( We ended up getting a yam roll just because it was a "safe bet" to fill up, and it was only eadible. The rice on all was too mushy for my tastes.
Hoping we'll find something better on the North shore!
Not sure what happened to this place as they started out to be quite good. The last few times I've gone the food has not been at all good. The miso soup is YUCK. I'm not sure but it tastes like its some animal type broth.. The rice is no longer right. It's very cold and tasteless and the rolls were falling apart. Spicy age dashi tofu had a large amount of presidents choice Memories of Thailand spicy chili sauce dumped on top. Not a good combination at all. May work on Thai food but this is supposed to be Japanese. They seem to have changed from quality first to quantity first. Just because you make the rolls really big doesn't mean they taste better. On a positive note the fish did taste fresh. Won't be back.
I don't ever write up reviews online, but I had to for Sushi Nami. This place has the most fresh sashimi I have EVER tasted. I have travelled to many places all over the world, and I can whole heartedly say that this place is in the top10 Japanese restaurants I have ever been to. I found out about Sushi Nami through a friend of mine who is a regular there. And I could not believe I hadn't known about this place before, since I live only a couple blocks away.
I ordered the Tuna Sashimi, and was recommended the Rocky Mountain Roll as a vegetarian choice by my server, who was overwhelmingly helpful. The tuna was unbelievably delectable - it was the perfect cut and just melted in my mouth. And the Rocky Mountain Roll tasted light but flavorful at the same time. The yam paste on top had the perfect amount of sweetness and tanginess.
The price range is higher than most other sushi restaurants and it may turn you off at first glance, but the unique flavors and the passion put into the food is totally worth the price. It is a must try people!
We popped in for lunch about 11:45 and were the first ones in the restaurant. We ordered a California roll, Rainbow roll, Chirashi Don, and Gomae for the two of us. The food took quite some time to come and they delivered the two rolls for my son first and by the time he was completely finished eating, they brought my Chirashi Don. The 2 waitresses working were pathetic. One of them dished out the most minuscule portion of Gomae (we're talking 1 unheaped teaspoon) and they tried to tell us it was because they had changed the portion sizes. I forgot to ask them if they had cut the price in third as well. Since my son had been there twice before and had Gomae both times and gotten a normal portion, her lie was even more ridiculous. Later on she thought better of trying to slide one over and brought us another portion of Gomae. Later on both waitresses were standing around staring into thin air while we waited for them to notice our tea pot was empty (I had taken the lid off... traditional Asian cue for a refill). My son finally had to wake one of them up to refill our tea. The saving grace for this place is that the food is very good. The rolls were both tasty and my Chirashi Don was nicely presented, the fish was good quality and it was very good value for $12.95. Still, I tipped barely 10% and I'm getting sick of tipping even that much when we would have had a more enjoyable meal if it were self-service. I did give the sushi chef the thumbs up on the way out for the food though, thinking he deserved the tip more than ther servers did.