My review of Sushi Express Cafe – this little restaurant reminds me of the small and easy places to eat at in Tokyo where there were limited seats but the food was delicious. I found that the food was fresh and the presentation was stunning for each. Even though it’s an express cafe, the chefs took great care in making sure the dishes were up to a foodie’s standards.
The salmon and tuna tartare was very appealing where the presentation of it was very precise and neat. Both the salmon and the tuna were fresh and tasted just how they were supposed to. The avocado was still green and perfectly riped.
The tako tako salad or the octopus sashimi salad was amazing. The octopus was laid beautifully on top of fresh and bright lettuce. The salad was light and easy to eat. The vinaigrette dressing was also light which was great so that it was not overpowering any of the natural flavours.
The salmon carpaccio was basically salmon sashimi with a beautiful sauce drizzled on top. The sashimi was sliced thinly so that was what made it different from the salmon sashimi.
The salmon sushi tacos were new to me and I know that this isn’t what you normally see at a Japanese place. This is why it is named the sushi express tacos as I am sure it is exclusive to only this restaurant. The taco shells were crisp and the salmon and lettuce filling was delicious.
I am so glad that I saved enough room for dessert as the desserts served here were unique. I am in love with matcha flavours and this is why I had to get the tiramisu and the cheesecake. The matcha tiramisu was so good, I found that it was way more delicious than the regular tiramisu. The bitter sweet flavours of the matcha made the cheesecake perfect. It was almost a savory flavour and I just loved it.
Finally, the avocado creme brulee, who knew you could use avocado to make a delicious brulee? The avocado in the creme brulee was smooth and had the perfect consistency throughout.
This restaurant deserves a rating of 5/5.
I ordered the salmon & tuna tartare for 45DHS, miso soup for 10DHS, tako tako salad for 36DHS, salmon carpaccio for 33DHS, salmon sushi express tacos for 30DHS, matcha tiramisu for 34DHS, avocado brulee for 24DHS, and the matcha cheesecake for 34DHS.
The pricing of the dishes served here are very well priced for a Japanese place and I found it cheap for the excellent quality of the dishes.
The service was wonderful with two staff members always around making sure that our dinner was doing perfectly. The beverages came out quickly and the same goes for the food.
The ambience of this restaurant was cozy and small with a few counter seats. At the counters, you can view the sushi chef a preparing your dishes live, as well as a window to the kitchen where you can see the chefs work their magic. Outside the restaurant, were tables with a lot more seating capacity. When the weather gets better, it would definitely be better to sit outside. Located in the Gloria hotel, this restaurant was easy to find.