Best of CSU: A Delicious Roll Call

Suehiro won the Best Sushi award for the Best of CSU survey. Photo by Lauren Martin.
Suehiro won the Best Sushi award for the Best of CSU survey. Photo by Lauren Martin.

If you’ve never tried sushi or have been looking for that perfect place to cure your California roll cravings, you can look no further than Suehiro Japanese Restaurant. What makes Suehiro the best among its competition? Here are our top reasons why they are more than a great ‘catch of the day’:

  1. Suehiro offers a ‘Learn to Make Your Own Sushi’ class
    If the thought of rolling your own sushi freaks you out, have no fear. Suehiro provides a class that offers a hands-on experience in the art of personal sushi rolling. For $50 a person (which includes your own sushi roller that you can take home), you can learn the basics in sushi rolling as well as how to make miso soup and cucumber salad. The experience gives you a chance to try a variety of unique japanese ingredients and will leave you with a great feeling of accomplishment.  Can’t think of a gift for your sweetheart for the upcoming holiday? Their next class is Nov. 24.
  2. They now offer late night sushi and sake
    Forget the street meat. Next time you are wandering around Old Town in need of a late night snack, head over to Suehiro’s new late night restaurant Hachi. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Hachi is a great way to break away from traditional bar food and try fresh appetizers and simple rolls. Hachi offers specials every night that they are open, including a chance to Rock, Paper, Scissors the bartender for deals on drafts and hot sakes on Thursday nights.
  3. The atmosphere is great for any occasion
    Whether it’s for a date night, business meeting, or quiet afternoon with a friend, Suehiro has an atmosphere with the ability to cater to all. The restaurant is divided into different sections including a tea room in the back, bar area to the east and social area with the sushi bar in front. More importantly, the decor and mood of the restaurant gives goers a warm, traditional japanese feel.  When walking into the restaurant an array of fresh smells instantly hit your nose (and stomach), validating your time there is unlike any other and will keep you coming back.

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