Ithaca Dining Installment #2: Sushi O Sake

To celebrate Danielle’s birthday, I took her to Sushi O Sake, the Japanese restaurant across from the commons that I have yet to see crowded. It could only have to do with their above average prices, because their dishes are quite nice. We started with the crispy shrimp dumplings, which could have stood to be 50 cents less, but they eliminated my hunger until the rest of dinner came. I bit into it wondering if we received the right order because the shrimp was chopped into bits resembling an unfortunate encounter with a steamed pork dumpling. But it was definitely shrimp and definitely acceptable. Then came picking the sushi rolls, which probably took over 10 minutes. We finally decided on the Key West,¬† Salmon Lovers, and Atlantic. We’re fairly confident that the Key West had crab in it (kinda chewwy…), for I could not recall quite why I ordered it and the mayo covered most everything, the Salmon Lovers was more or less salmon on salmon, literally, and the Atlantic had more salmon. Past experiences with legitimate sushi/raw fish did not bode so well for my palate, but I could stomach this raw salmon – heck I had a bunch of it! Next time I’ll probably shoot for something in Collegetown with student-friendlier prices, but we had a successful night nonetheless.
Fried dumplings with a side of pickle ALL the veg

Work=cut out…and what’s under that spicy mayo/scallions/caviar

No dessert, thanks.

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