Nashville Eats: Samurai Sushi
I love sushi. There are times when I really could eat it every day. There are also times I even crave it for breakfast. Gross? Maybe. I don’t really care. One of the things I’m most excited about visiting Japan for is sushi, but that’s another story all together. Given that I love it so much, I of course have my favorite sushi spots. In Nashville, my go-to is Samurai Sushi.
Left to right: Mr Daniel Roll -Tom & Jerry Roll – Dr. Dave’s Roll – Choo Choo Roll – Volcano Roll
I’ve tried many of their rolls and the above are just some of my favorites. I joke and say all of the “Dr’s” are good – they have several rolls – Dr. Dave, Dr. larry, Dr. Bob and so on – they are all fantastic. The volcano roll is always a must. I could, and have, literally eaten the crab meat that comes on top of it as a meal itself. It’s a pretty simple roll, but sometimes simple is the best. If you are a fan of deep fried rolls (I only get them on occasion), the Vandy roll is great. For a dessert-ish type of roll, go with the Choo Choo Roll – it has strawberries on it!
Some reviews I’ve read say the service leaves something to be desired, but I personally have never had an issue with it and I’ve been countless times. I’ve gone on my lunch break without feeling like I had to rush back. I also have ordered to-go many times and it’s always ready when they say it will be. It’s a fairly small place, but have never had to wait for a table. My biggest con, and it’s not even that big of a deal, is the parking. Parallel parking on the street is almost the only option so you may have to search a bit for one.
Samurai has received several awards including LocalEats, The Nashville Scene and FourSquare awards.