Mr. T goes on a lot of business lunches – which is sometimes tough when eating low-carb/keto. He has a few ‘usuals’ with some great adaptations which help him stay on track, but sometimes he asks for my help. I typically look up the menu and also yelp.com reviews and photos to narrow down some delicious options to choose from. This last week he went to Sushi Zushi and while I was helping him research their menu I became hooked. I was craving sushi hard-core and had to go! It was pretty set-in-stone after his lunch and he had rave reviews on how amazing it was. Happy Hour…here we come!
There are two locations in Austin and they have others in Dallas and San Antonio. The decor is what you would expect from a sushi restaurant – sleek modern lines with accents of red and black. Mr. T had an iced green tea, I tried the cucumber saketini – not very strong, but refreshing and a bit of a kick with the chili salt rim – $5.50 on HH. We started with the Sea Garden Squid – a combo of squid salad and seaweed salad. This was amazing! I was already a fan of seaweed salad, but to have the squid in there as well with a touch of sesame and ginger – I could eat this every day!
Next we ordered the Sashimi Sampler – a beautiful array of thin sliced tuna, salmon, yellowtail and octopus. If you are a fan of raw fish – ORDER THIS! The flavors were so clean and perfect. I only lightly dipped mine in their Joy sauce which gave it a touch of heat due to the serranos, and some citrus from the yuzu. Can I get a whole order all to myself? Perhaps next time. 😉
Since it was still happy hour and we wanted one extra something, we decided to try our hand at the Crawfish Dynamite. Boiled (or you can order fried) crawfish baked with a spicy mayo, green onion and masago caviar ‘topping’. I am so glad we didn’t skip out on this! It looked small at first, but it was chalk-full of plump crawfish and the topping with the caviar popping as you eat it was like the icing on the cake!
It took all we had not to go again that very same weekend – that didn’t stop us from texting and showing photos to our friends and singing their praises. I am pretty sure we already have plans to go this next weekend and will probably get the exact same thing we ordered – although I’d probably try a different cocktail!
NOTE: Since I first drafted this we’ve gone back to Sushi Zushi for their fabulous Happy Hour – you know…for research purposes. 😉 I have a few more recommendations! They have two rolls that are rice-less! We got the San Antonio roll which was so fresh and amazing – raw salmon and a spicy mayo crab wrapped in the thinnest slices of cucumber. We also had the Salty Suzi cocktail which was such a better cocktail to me than the Cucumber Saketini I had from our first night. Also, I found out you can make the Sashimi Sampler ‘razer-style’ which adds some heat to the dish. I liked it that way, I am a girl who likes her spice, after all, however Mr. T and I agree you miss out on how clean the dish is without that. So…sriracha on the side next time.