Monday, February 20, 2012
This past weekend I tried some sushi at Eastlake's Sushi Kappo Tamura. My friend and I didn't have reservations, but we only had to wait a short while to be seated at the counter in front of the kitchen. I was glad we were able to be seated, as this restaurant always seems to be busy every time I drive by it. It was fun sitting at the counter. We got to watch the Sushi Chefs create all the great food.
The restaurant itself is very nice. It's a sleek, modern version of a traditional sushi restaurant. To start, my friend and I ordered Shiso Mojitos. They were quite tasty and refreshing. They are Japanese style Mojitos using Crater Lake vodka distilled in Bend, Oregon. We also started with some Kappa Maki (Cucumber Rolls). The rolls were delicious, and perfectly made with crunchy cucumber.
I ordered the Sushi Combo, which was sushi rice layered with nori, tamago, ginger and topped with a mix of tuna, salmon, yellowtail and tobiko. The meal came with a bowl of miso soup. All of the sushi and soup were delicious. The rolls and cuts of fish were fresh and beautifully presented. Every time I order sushi, I always think it will never fill me up, and I will need to order more. The serving portion of the Sushi Combo was the perfect size as I had eaten just enough that I was satisfied without feeling as if I needed more. The chefs and staff were very friendly and they made the entire experience very enjoyable. I'll be coming back for more sushi!