So my hasband and I were really sad to see our old favorite neighbourhood sushi place being replaced by a Pho... so we decided to give Sushi Shelter a try and what a pleasant saturday afternoon surprise. It was even better than our last place and a much better deal.
The ambiance was wonderful - trendy, but didn't make you feel too out of place. We just a baby, so getting out is difficult and being a "mature mom" really messes with your age identity... so this place made me feel right at home. The tables are even shaped like your dining room table, so when we sat down with kid in tow, it felt just like our dining table only in a much hipper place.
The food was OUTSTANDING! The detail included savory sauces, strawberries and slices of lotus root.
My husband had the seafood ramen and spoonful after spoonful gleamed a cheshire cat smile as he just kept bringing up seafood treasures: muscles, fish, clams, chicken, salmon, scallops, prawns... it was wonderful and all for under $10!!!
We have found a new favorite. The food and presentation is amazing. Their lunch specials (under $9) is not your typical Japanese box lunch with no-fresh salads and overly greasy tempura... this was just awesome and super filling - the amount of food was satiating and the presentation was tantilizing to the eye. True works of art. I just let their "sunshine" tempura (yams and sweet potatoes) and the chicken karage just sit there a minute so my eyes could feast too.
Thank you Sushi Shelter 101... now if I could just figure out what's with the name... my husband says it's a reference from a video game. I think it's just a shelter from all the crummy sushi places out there and reinvents Japanese foods and teaches us to re-love old favorites... kinda like English Literature 101.
Yeay Sushi Shelter!!