When I moved to NJ, I was nervous about the take out/delivery options I would have. I got really spoiled in NYC with the plethora of choices around my home. I certainly wasn't expecting a close representation of the kind of places I had in Hell's Kitchen. But I did need to know if I could count on some of the basic meals I ordered frequently. Sushi is such a meal. When it comes to this delicious Japanese cuisine, there are kinds for me: moderately priced and high end. The latter is usually set aside for a special occasion. What I wanted was a moderately priced neighborhood sushi restaurant that I can count on. Now, you may have noticed that I didn't say cheap. In general, I do not enjoy cheap sushi. I think the quality lacks so much that it's worth paying just a bit more for something substantially better.
Next up, we ordered the pan fried gyoza ($5) which had a beef and vegetable filling. These were just okay. The wrappers were crispy all over which is a bit strange to me. I'm more used to a crispy bottom and soft pliable wrappers everywhere else. The filling inside was standard. Overall, just meh so I probably wouldn't order it again. There are plenty of dumplings in my freezer ready to be cooked whenever I want so I would very much prefer those instead.
At the end of the meal, they offered us a free sample of sushi that they were experimenting with. This is a fried California roll. The rice got really chewy and sticky almost like sweet glutinous rice. The inside was warm. The sauce on top was sweet and savory but mostly sweet. Overall, I didn't really like it. The texture and the sweetness of the sauce really threw it off for me.
266 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023