QQ Sushi is a new Japanese restaurant in the old Opera Sushi location.
I noticed this place while driving by so I decided to give it a shot. I remember going here when it was Opera Sushi but not for a long time. The ambiance is not much to look at but the place did appear to be clean. There is an open kitchen in the back of the restaurant with a grill and then a sushi prep area near the dining tables.
The sushi here is pretty inexpensive. They offer 19 piece sushi combos for under $6 and bento boxes for $6.50. I was going to get creative and order some individual items which is what I normally do but I opted for the cheapo bento box option instead. Everything in it was decent for the price but that being said, I prefer quality over price or quantity.
If you are on a tight budget and don't care so much about quality, this might be a good option. They don't do the huge portion thing, but the prices seem a little less than a lot of other sushi restaurants. I probably won't be back.
I've walked by this place several times and thought I'd do a quick take-out given that I finished the last of my X-Mas shopping at Chapter's.
There's really not much positive to say about my experience here. The food was sooooooo much like the multitude of other Asian ( Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese ) sushi places, there was nothing terribly wrong with the food, and nothing incredibly right about it either. I ordered their sushi special and I was struck by how mediocre the taste and presentation was, it could have been just another food court processed meal. Ho-hum.
The staff are Chinese, the so-called-kitchen is completely open so you can see one guy dressed sort of in a short order cook's beanie hat in whites toiling around the deep fryer,one guy in street clothes rolling your sushi, and on this day two waitresses taking orders from tables, working the till and helping to fill the take out orders. Efficiently run with in a very pedestrian sort of way, there's no happening/edgy/unique atmosphere, there are about eight tables closely grouped by the front half of the restaurant, the plastic menus are laid out on the tables, the walls are painted a muted orange, the open kitchen/sushi station/till are in the behind the tables. The music you hear is from a FM station. So pedestrian.
Would I tell you to pass on eating here? No. But I wouldn't say "you have to try this place, it's great" either. Ho-hum on this pre-Ho!-Ho!-Ho! day
My partner and I order take-outs regularly from QQ. The menu is quite generic across all cheap sushi places.
But what sets QQ apart from other cheap sushi dineouts is the higher quality of their sushi. Let me take an original avocado roll for comparison: QQ's sushi rice never fails to be prestine white, tender and lightly sweetened, and tart with a dash of vinegar. The avocados are well-chosen as they are always ripe with a healthy green color. My order of a sumptuous avocado roll at $2.95 can easily be jacked up to $3.5 or $4 at other sushi joints.
In fact, each time we order from QQ, we are doubly pleased that they haven't increased their prices.
The restaurant is clean with simple arrangement. The decor itself isn't much-not for a romantic outing, which is fine because that means what we pay for is the sushi service itself and not the overhead cost. I dislike having to pay $4.5 for a simple avo roll just because the restaurant is nicely styled and furnished. ya know what I'm saying?
Great value for Good sushi for lunch/dinner or short stop before night outings.
pricing of qq sushi leaves hardly any room for argument - yes, the food is mediocre, relies heavily on deep fried ingredients, but the rolls are large and the lunch specials are unbelievably cheap. for those who feel light in pockets, there is nothing else to be said for it - qq sushi does offer that.
I went there a couple of days ago, only because my friends and I live close by. My friends have been there many times and they like the food a lot. For me... it was another story. Food is OK, almost everything has mayo on it and I dont like it, so I might be biased. Anyhow... I gave it a try, not happy with the food but that was just me.
Regarding price, the basic sushi is cheap but the house rolls are more expensive than other places (my favourite is western style sushi in Kampachi and they are cheaper!), so there we were, four of us. Apparently they had a loooot of take out orders, because people went in and out. After more than half hour, we still didn't get our food. Our tea was not refilled at all... and the waitress was kind of rude to us. My chinese friend ask her for the bill in mandarin and she understood and then repeated, mocking him to somebody else. I didn't quite caught the whole thing because I couldn't understand, but my other friends did and they were surprised at how disrespectful she was.
So overall, sorry, but food aint't that cheap there and other sushi places are much better, so I'm not coming back. Also the place is not pretty at all to be dinning in. So my suggestion... just order take out!
I use to go here once and awhile because it was cheap eats that filled me up. However the service was never really good: lady never smiling; drinks never refilled; dirty looking environment; and more...
Today I went with a few coworkers here to get a quick bite to eat. As I placed my order with a male I pointed to the menu and said, "I would like the California Roll". Our orders came (various times, with 1 miso soup missing) and we began to eat. After the first 2/6 pieces of sushi I ate... I found 2 things that felt like shells in the roll. I questioned my coworkers, but we just kept eating. Since we were in a rush to go somewhere, we asked for our bill. When it came, I couldn't find my California Roll on the receipt, only the REAL CRAB California Roll. The thing is I am allergic to shellfish. I called the woman over (after eating 4/6 pieces) and asked her what I was eating. She confirmed that it was real crab. I told her that I did not order the one with real crab and that I am allergic. I would not order something I am allergic to... She did not ask if I was okay or if I needed anything. Instead, she said, "You can just pay the regular one." (she wanted me to pay for the regular roll still, instead of the roll with real crab). I was so surprised with her response that I said, "No, I am allergic to it. I did not order it and I am not paying for it. (i only ate 4 pieces, and couldn't finish the rest)" **I am also one not to say anything at let things slide, however this was ridiculous** She didn't say anything and went back and began talking to the male in Chinese about the situation. After my coworkers paid we just left without anything being said. HORRIBLE SERVICE!! I am shocked that she still wanted me to pay for the food.... I WILL NOT GO THERE EVER AGAIN.
this place is not fine dining so please don't expect much from this place. it doesn't make it self to be fine dining so if u want fine dining and lovely enviroment, may i reccomend Tojo's. the specialty rolls are excellent. his tempura is light as a cloud. the head chef is very polite and freindly. the waitress is rude and should have picked another job but unfortunately she is probably related to the owner in some form. so in other words u want honest good sushi for decent price, go here for take out.