Dream of sushi for lunch, but don't have time to sit down and wait for your rolls to be painstakingly prepped? A new concept restaurant, located around Market and 1st, is hoping to change all of that.
We tried it out earlier this week and, in essence, it's sort of like Subway, but for sushi. You stand in a quickly moving line, state your choice of rice (white or brown) and wrap (seaweed or soy paper). That combination then comes together in a rice-roller machine that features "state-of-the-art robot automation" (U-Sushi's words, not ours). Once the sheet comes out of the machine after a few seconds, you get to customize your roll with your pick of fish, veggies, garnishes, and dressings. Then, another machine cuts it into perfect little bite-sized pieces.
All in all, you could hypothetically get your roll in just a few minutes. And, as for the taste, although we didn't try everything spread out before us, the roll that we did consume was pretty darn good. Especially combined with U-Sushi's signature green tea Arnold Palmer. Traditional sides (edamame, seaweed salad, miso soup, etc.) are also on the menu. Down to try it for yourself? Jot down the address below.
Photo: Courtesy of U-Sushi