It’s the third Friday of the month, again. The roomies and I have a fabulous tradition of wandering around Gallery Stroll. If you’ve never made it to downtown around 7 p.m. on the third Friday of the month, you are missing out on one of Salt Lake’s best little big city moments. This time before we wandered the local galleries at Broadway and 300 West, we stopped by Sapporo for some sushi.It was an excellent fix to my sushi cravings. Jon was the sushi chef again. He couldn’t remember our names, but he did remember Erin had been to Italy. As always he was pleasant and friendly. Jon is an excellent reason to sit at the bar.
My Metropolitan role smiled at me. The Metropolitan is probably my favorite roll from Sapporo. It’s a combination of samon, yellotail and tuna with asparagus and eel. Unfortunately, on Friday night the fish wasn’t as fresh as I’ve come to expect from Sapporo.
Ava loved the Manitoc. Ava’s Manitoc roll looked beautiful. Although, like me she too had to scrape some of the tabiko off the top. That much wasabi is just too hot for anyone not raised in Korea.
Erin again ordered the Sushi Treat and Jon set her up with a nice array of different sashimi. Erin also mentioned she really enjoyed her chef’s choice entree. It looked delicious. Some of the treats included caviar and deep frying, so you know it can’t be that bad.
Our service was probably the fastest it has ever been at Sapporo. The waitresses were excellent. They both did a great job of bringing us everything we needed. They were both firendly and chatted with the crowd at the bar as well.
I piad about $15 for my roll and a coke. A fairly reasonable price for sushi in the middle of a landlocked state. Sapporo is open Monday through Saturday for dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sadly, at the end of this visit I would go back to Sapporo as a good faith visit. But if the fish is unfresh again I may have to go back to the unfriendly staff of Tsunami.
Props to Er-Bear for the camera/photo help. Kudos for Jon and holding still so I could take a picture. And Ava for agreeing that asking Erin if she wanted to add anything was hysterical.
Thanks for reading, how was your food Friday?