Miyagi Sushi

August 23 , 2011 by: Marga Munson Reviews

As last week neared it’s end, several things happened:

1) I had a successful (still waiting to hear back) interview
2) The realization hit that Insanity is molding me into a hotter version of myself
3) It had been a week or 2 since Mike and I had gone out with our friends
So…because of all these things, we decided to try a sushi place here in San bernardino that we had heard great things about, Miyagi Sushi.
I know what you’re thinking…Marga, a sushi place…in San Bernardino??? WTF are you thinking??? 
Well, I can now assure you, that although located in a questionable (at best) area, this is a solid sushi joint. And even better, the chefs are all Japanese. Very encouraging.
  • Atmosphere: 4 Spatulas. It’s a small place, and there is pretty much always going to be a wait, but the place is clean and the turnover is quick. It looks like a sushi place, not a crappy restaurant pretending to be a sushi place.
  • Service: 4 Spatulas. The servers all have smiles on their faces and the sushi chefs are super entertaining. Not only that, the food practically flies out of the kitchen. It’s very efficient. They have their dance steps down. Considering we ordered a metric shit-ton of food and they didn’t forget or miss anything, I was impressed.
  • Food: 5 Spatulas. The food, most amazingly, was delicious. I was incredibly suspicious of a place in the Inland Empire offering fresh sushi. Now my doubts are history. The fish was fresh. And plentiful. And artfully presented. And most important, completely delectable. I will definitely be going back. We went with a group of 6 total people, and tried 17 different rolls. Every single one was fantastic. That’s a damn good record if you ask me. Also, the appetizers were great too. Their fried calamari wasn’t too chewy or tough. Yum, yum, YUM! I’d definitely recommend the Dynamite if you go…it’s baked scallops with crab meat, rice and sauce. Over-the-top good.
  • Overall Value: 4 1/2 Spatulas. We went for the “all-you-can-eat” option for our dinner. Spent $24 a person. Considering the average cost of one of their rolls is $10, we ate our fair share. Meaning, between the 6 of us, we needed to order at least 12 rolls to make it worthwhile. And we ordered 17. Plus miso soup. Plus appetizers. So we did good. Oh so good, if you ask me. It had been a while since I’d had amazing sushi, and this was like a religious experience. As in, you take a bite of your first roll and your eyes glaze over and you feel such unbridled pleasure you could just die, right then and there. Will I be back? Hell yes. Will I do the “all-you-can-eat” again? HELL YES!
God. Just thinking about it, I want to go right now. Sigh.
And although doing an “all-you-can-eat” dinner experience may not exactly be on my “diet” plan right now, it was so worth it. This week I’m back to eating like a bunny-rabbit. Hey, if you don’t enjoy yourself from time to time, what’s the point??? You only get 1 go-round in life, so I’ll stuff my face with sushi till I can’t walk every now and then. My advice would be for you to do the same.


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