Friday, June 15, 2012

Uni, A Sushi Place

There are, in my mind, two basic types of sushi places. There's your hole-in-the-wall, cheap but low quality type of place, like Cafe Asia. And there's your high-end, expensive but it melts in your mouth type of place, like Kushi or Sushi Taro. What's there's not a lot of are places in the middle, cheap enough that it's not going to break the bank, but reasonably good in quality. Uni is one of those places.

I shared a Picante Escolar roll and a Spicy, Crunchy Crawfish roll with my wife, in addition to a Nigiri Niners platters. The rolls were good, perhaps a little heavy on the rice, and while the Escolar wasn't particularly spicy, the Crawfish definitely was! The Nigiri Niners came with a lot of the usual suspects, salmon, tuna, whitefish, that sort of thing, but it also included salmon roe and, of course, uni. The sushi was good, definitely a lot better than some of the low-end places I've been, but also not as tender or flavorful as Kushi. We got out pretty cheap, though -- together with a 750 ml bottle of junmai ginjo sake, we only spent around $80 for the two of us. This is definitely a place worth considering if you're in the mood for sushi, but don't want to spent an entire paycheck to get it.

Uni, A Sushi Place is located at 2122 P St NW, DC

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