Sushi Joe Strikes Again!

Some things never change. We always enjoy going to Sushi Joe. They prove that being a great sushi bar boils down to a couple of simple ideas; great food and friendly service.

We returned to one of our favorite sushi bars, Sushi Joe for “Occupy Sushi Joe” – our version of grassroots movement. This small place in Doral, FL is staffed by super friendly people, although this time Mickey, our usual sushi chef was on vacation.

We were fortunate enough to get to try Sushi Joe’s take on Sushi Pizza (below)

Yes it was terrific. The “crust” was crispy, a rice crust fried just right! The spicy tuna version shown above was so good too. There was also a salmon version which seems to be popular, but we preferred the slightly spicy tuna with scallions.

Just like last time, we had some special rolls to sample. Luckily for us, they put together a sampler with four new types of rolls, not yet on the menu. Judging by the reaction of the folks who tried the sampler, I’d say the chances of these rolls making it onto the next menu are pretty good.

Here’s what one of those rolls looked like — the Captain Louis Roll. It was fabulous.

Inside was breaded white fish, shrimp tempura, cream cheese, avocado, tempura crunch, and krab salad. And on the outside was tuna, salmon, white tuna and avocado with spicy mayo and eel sauce.

Next on the list was the new Wakame Roll, which of course was topped with hiyashi wakame with spicy mayo and eel sauce. On the inside was tempura shrimp, eel, cream cheese, and avocado.

The other rolls included a coconut shrimp roll, which was super tasty. It sported deep fried coconut shrimp, krab salad, avocado, spicy mayo on the inside. And for the toppings – masago and sesame with tempura crunch and eel sauce.

Last but not least they served us an Eagle Roll. It was made from tempura lobster, tempura flakes, cream cheese, crab stick, asparagus, and masago all inside. And on the outside it had sesame, eel, shrimp, avocado with eel sauce and spicy kimchee sauce.

The kitchen food is always good at Sushi Joe too. This place has “sushi” in the name of the restaurant, but they have plenty of great non-sushi Japanese food that’s well worth a try. The kitchen manager is from Hakata (Fukuota city), and cooks a mean Hakata Ramen, shown here.

All in all, it was another wonderful time at Sushi Joe. We ate some fresh uni and anago (sea eel) nigiri, drank some sake and enjoyed an evening with a bunch of nice sushi lovers. What could be better than that!

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