I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat at the Sushi Station in the Sunrise Village shopping center- unless you’re in the area.
The sushi itself wasn’t bad, but as most conveyer belt sushi goes, it wasn’t great. Thankfully, the just okay sushi was made more appealing by the fair prices. Patrons have the option of $1.50 up to $5 plates of sushi, each with about four pieces of sushi on it. If you’re on a budget, watch the plate colors that are going by, since each price has a corresponding colored plate. Depending on which plates you choose, you could have a filling meal for pretty cheap.
There were definitely plenty of seats in the restaurant and everything was clean. It’s a great place to go get lunch or dinner with a friend and talk without feeling pressured to leave the table so someone else can have it. One downside to this eating experience was the hostess spoke so quietly that I wouldn’t have known she was talking if I hadn’t seen her lips moving. It caused a few moments of uncertainty but nothing that couldn’t be figured out.
To be fair to the hostess though, the Japanese pop music was playing really loudly. Eventually I was able to tune it out, but for anyone interested to some cultural tunes, I’d say Sushi Station is the place to go.
If you’re in the mood for desert, I recommend the raspberry cheesecake. It’s cheaply priced at $2 per slice and though it’s not awesome, it’s pretty good. Whatever you do though, don’t try the mochi ice cream. I ordered it just to try something new and I sure regretted that decision. Mochi ice cream is a ball of ice cream that is, according to Google since I was unable to identify the substance when I saw it in person, wrapped in a sheet of pounded sticky rice. The encasing was disgusting, and difficult to eat if your teeth are sensitive to cold and biting into the mochi ball isn’t an option.
Overall, my dining experience at Sushi Station was good. I walked away with a full stomach, a not much lighter wallet and the knowledge to never let another mochi ball cross my path again.
I give it: Three out of five stars
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