Restaurant Review: Sushi on Chapel

May 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sushi on Chapel is a popular place for students. I went there near the end of the semester to grab dinner with a couple of friends. It was a Monday night a little past 6pm, and the restaurant was only about 1/3 full. The place is located down some stairs, in the basement, so the lighting is rather dim. We were in a hurry and the waitstaff assured us that we could be out of there in an hour.

Prices were fairly reasonable for a sushi place. I started with the miso soup which was $2. It arrived almost immediately. The broth was fragrant and light, not too salty, with tiny chunks of tofu. It was a satisfying appetizer.

Next I ordered off the vegetarian roll section of the menu. The avocado and pickled Japanese radish roll sounded intriguing. Sushi on Chapel uses this special purple rice in all of their rolls. It is really nutty and chewy, very similar to brown rice. It added a nice contrasting texture to the creamy avocado and crunchy pickled radish. I really enjoyed each piece – the avocado was especially outstanding, perfectly ripe, rich, and smooth. This roll was $5.50. The pickled ginger on the side was standard.

Overall, I enjoyed my visit here. The service was quick and polite, and didn’t seem frustrated by the fact that we three college students needed to split the check. Additionally, there is a 10% off discount with a student ID. I definitely want to return next school year and try some of their other rolls.

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