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Usagi Ya

Usagi Ya is a sushi restaurant in Noble Square/West Town/whatever name is in vogue that day.

Viola’s Take:

I’m not a fan of seafood.

I had to be bribed to eat it as a child or alternatively absolutely douse it in poppyseed dressing. When I decided to study in Rome I promised myself that I would try anything. It really changed my mind about certain foods but not about fish.  I’ll eat fish to be polite in most cases but its not something I seek out. I have only eaten sushi once before on one of my various terrible dates before meeting Blink and I saw a daily deal on this place and thought to give it a try as Blink loves sushi.

The results: Sushi-2 Viola-2

I have found that I like sushi that really doesn’t seem like sushi in my book. I liked the two deep fried rolls, Miami and Fire, much more than the Spicy Tuna and Green Monster. There was no fish texture in it really and thats normally the part that trips me up. Honestly, the Fire roll that I would eat on a regular basis. It was so spicy and crunchy and everything I didn’t expect from sushi but in a good way. Usagi Ya gets two thumbs way way up from me for those two

deep fried rolls.

Blink’s Take:


This was a great sushi restaurant. I was very pleased in not only the quality of the rolls, but the taste and presentation. It was Viola’s first taste adult attempt of sushi, so keeping this in mind I choose a few rolls… more her speed.


First was the Fire roll. It was a basic tuna, and from the picture above, you can see not the traditional fashion of roll. The fried tempura around the roll would help distract her from the raw fish as well as the spice flirt with her taste buds.

Next was the combination of the Miami roll and the Green Monster. I ordered the

green monster to help Viola get away from the fish and have a break if she needed it. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you are a true veggie lover. It was a bit much with the chewing due to the sheer volume of vegetables. The Miami roll was another attempt at tricking Viola, but the joke was on me because it was delicious.

Last was the traditional spicy tuna roll. I wasn’t sure if I should go for the a California, Spider or Philadelphia. It all boiled down to Viola again. I choose the one I thought she would like the most. This roll brought out the flavor of the tuna with a mild but prominent heat. I found it delicious but the tuna texture was a bit much so I finished it by myself… what a tough life I lead.



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