I’ve eaten at Saiko Sushi several times and think “I should really write about this place in my blog.” Well the time is now – this place deserves some kudos! Both the food and service are fantastic! The wait-staff and owners are friendly and appreciative of their customers. Something I find very refreshing!
My first visit to Saiko Sushi was when the place was merely a couple days old and my last visit was just a couple of weeks ago. It has consistently served fabulous, fresh food. Another plus (because I’m a wine girl) is a reasonable corkage fee if you choose to bring your own wine (they offer a decent albeit small wine selection as well as beer and misc. non-alcoholic beverages). The sake selection is extensive if you prefer to sip on the rice wine variation.
This last visit I was dining with my lovely family. We started with Edamame. They offer the basic but always delicious sea salt version and a house version with celery salt and garlic. After that we enjoyed the raw special of the day inclusive of halibut, micro cilantro (totally made the dish) and a tasty sweet sauce.
They have a few fru-fru offerings. I appreciate the forward thinking but stick with the more traditional flavors and leave the goat cheese to someone else. For our entree we split the Tokyo Dirty Rice – with descriptor words like shrimp, bacon and pineapple we couldn’t go wrong!
Even my daughter likes it. She always orders the teriyaki chicken and thinks the mashed potatoes are some of the best. Of course she’d go just for the “Godzilla” movies playing silently on the flat screen. Yes, I even have Saiko Sushi to thank for introducing her to some of my childhood culture.
Don’t leave without trying dessert. A sushi joint is not usually what you think of when you think of great sweet endings but they take the time to dream up such fun creations that you just have to try it. That evening their creative minds conjured up pomegranite creme brulee and a green tea ice cream sandwich. The ice cream sandwich was tempura battered….need I say more!
Saiko Sushi – 116 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA 92118, (619) 435-0992