I was immediately greeted and sat when I walked in the door. I was put in a cozy corner in the restaurant. I was surprised when I started looking around. The building from the outside looks very unassuming and like what you would find in a typical strip mall location, but inside they made it feel modern and chic.
My waiter greeted me while I was looking at the menu and I ordered green tea, and then quickly changed it to jasmine and he seemed surprised that I knew what jasmine tea was and asked if I have been there before, I told him that it was my first visit however I have frequented several Chinese and sushi places before. We then talked about tea for a couple of minutes. The waiter seemed very nice.
The tea that came out was a very nice tea, it wasn’t something that you can buy 100 bags for $5 at the Asian market. It was a nice organic tea and you could see whole leaves inside the bag. I could definitely taste the difference between that and the cheaper teas that are usually served.
I decided on their Rain forest roll, I am a sucker for multiple vegetables in a roll. The sushi had cucumber, asparagus, kampyo, burdock root, and it was topped with seaweed, thin sliced avocado, and black sesame seeds. This sat on top of a sweet and spicy sauce, where the spice didn’t hit you until a few seconds later. It was nice, because to me it didn’t overpower the roll, or the sushi and wasabi I dipped my pieces in. The way I eat my sushi is I will grab a piece with my chopsticks and then dip the side of it in the soy sauce mixed with wasabi. With the seaweed and avocado perched on top this made it a bit challenging for me and I had to dig the seaweed and avocado out of their dark brown bath. Nothing major, just made me slow down a bit. I was hoping for more combination rolls, but the one I had hit the spot for me. At $11 it was a little pricy, and I could have gotten three different single ingredient rolls for the same price, but that would have been too much food for me.
They did have several vegetarian sushi rolls to choose from, and looking over the togo menu they had more vegetarian items on it other than the sushi and the edamame appetizers, but it was hard to find them on the togo menu and even harder on the long menu that they give you at the restaurant. If you my vegetarian and vegan friends do eat here, they have more to offer than just sushi, you just have to look for it.
Overall my experience here was very good. The service and atmosphere was really good, the tea was some of the best I have had at a restaurant; the kind I drink at home, the sushi was pretty good, and they have a good selection for vegans on the menu. If you are in the original Edmond / UCO area and are hungry for sushi then this is a good place to try. Just make sure you have some cash on hand because it can be a bit pricy.