Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Kabuki Sushi and Teriyaki

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Food find: Kabuki Sushi and Teriyaki

I've had a hard day and decided to splurge. I walked over to National Place's cafeteria and settled on sushi for dinner tonight at Kabuki Sushi and Teriyaki.

I've had great success with the food court here. There's all kinds of choices -- burgers, Asian, Indian, cafe foods and pizza. I think it's a little weird that there are offices that overlook the food court, but I enjoy the multitude of television there that makes it so characteristically DC -- can't live a minute without the news.

Anyhow, I ordered a fashion roll that came with shrimp tempura, cucumber and avocado. I also got a spicy California roll. I thought the fashion roll was pretty -- but it's a little funny to see the shrimp tails sticking out. I did see them cook the shrimp right before assmebling the roll. The roll was warm, then, when I got it, but it was still delicious. The crunch of the tempura along with the cool bite of cucumber and creamy avocado pieces was a nice combo of tastes and textures. I also liked the toasted sesame seeds on the outside.

The spicy California roll was doused in spicy mayo and salmon roe. I thought the spicy part would be in the inside in the form of wasabi, but I gave it a try. It was far too spicy for my taste. It really overwhelmed the rest of the roll. I scraped off most of the mayo and it turned out to be quite tasty -- the sushi chef just needs to practice moderation, it appears.

All in all, a good sushi experience, especially for a food court. Next time, I think I'll get one of their combo meals. My meal was $9, but for $10 or $12, I could have gotten a mix of nigiri pieces and a roll. Next time, I'll choose better.

28 comments:

Eileen said...

Love sushi! Thanks for coming by my blog as well.

Patti said...

hey kelly...thanks for the visit, and just in case you don't know, ringworm isn't an actualworm, it's a fungus. still pretty gross though!

All moments remembered said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! OMG that sushi looks sooooo good!! I am not needing a sushi fix!!!

Sandy Carlson said...

Hi, Kelly,
Thanks for the description of this wonderful meal. Blows me away it cost less than $10! Good for you.

Your recipes look wonderful. Your blog is an inspiration.

E! said...

9 dollars for tasty sushi? Sign me up!

Tracy said...

I've been eating mostly vegetarian for 6 yrs now...Sushi has been hard to give up--LOL! Happy weekend :o)

I Cook4Fun said...

Kelly, thanks for dropping by to my blog. Hubby and I just love sushi. Wow, $10.00 for sushi that is really cheap.

March to the Sea said...

hey thanks for stopping over and commenting on my blog..i'll do some poking around here...and as food lover..well this should be a hit!

Trish said...

Ok well...now I'm hungry.

How could people get any work done with their offices facing the food courts?

Joanne Rendell said...

thanks for visiting my blog too.

this one makes me crave sushi, even though its morning and i've just eaten a big bowl of cereal!

icanseeclearlynow said...

hi there kelly. i LOVE sushi! and this pic on your post looks absolutely delish! thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment on my blog. hope to see you back again.

:)

maria

Tammy said...

My teen aged daughter loves sushi! I'm not a big fan of it. With Christmas coming up maybe you could do some Christmas baking recipes. I'm always looking for new recipes.

bbZuSh said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I've never had sushi in my life :/

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Hey kelly...Thatz a nice looking platter dear :-))
and dear Please don't mind If I don't comment the next few months as I would terribly busy with my academic work......Hope u understand dear....I will be back in no time :-)

Andrea said...

Oh, no! Your blog makes me salivate! My hubby has recently made it his mission to turn me on to sushi because my first experience was horrible.

Thanks for the visit on my blog!

Andrea said...

Oh, and I will be back!

wenching & esiong said...

We love sushi a lot! Great fans of Japanese food! We like California roll too, we prefer it to be in the traditional way instead of spicy mayo! :)

winedeb said...

I cannot believe all of that food only cost $9.00! No way you could whip that up at home for those bucks. Looks yummy!

Drewpy Drew said...

Kelly, thanks for stopping by my blog. Don't be a stranger.

Now, about fish. You just have to wonder about a food that everyone likes except when it tastes like what it is.

'This tastes a little fishy'

You never hear anyone say 'This steak tastes too much like beef'

Just sayin'.

Peace out. :)

WorksForMom said...

Wow, now that's a deal! Can you believe I have never had sushi? The sight of it makes me queasy. :)

tommie said...

I love me some sushi! But that does look a little sauce heavy.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great weekend.

Jay said...

I just haven't ever been able to get into sushi. I've tried it. Well, I tried some homemade sushi and the person who made it tried to kill be with the wasabi.

I live in a really small town in northern Arkansas and sushi just isn't an option here. There are sushi places in some towns, but it just seems that we're a bit far from the coast for that. haha ;-)

Dr ve Thru said...

Great value for money. I love Californian rolls too but never had them with spicy sauce.

Tracy Tan said...

i just lurve sushi! looks delicious ;)

Angela WD said...

That sushi post looked so good that we went out for sushi last night. Yours looks better than what we had, though.

L'abeille said...

The sushi looks yummieeee :)

Alvin said...

love sushi as well. in malaysia, there's a japanese restaurant where i can get a big plate (20cm in length) of fresh salmon sashimi for only RM 35 (around USD 10). :D

by the way, nice blog you have here.

♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ said...

you love sushi also! hehe.. By the way, nice presentation!