My first impressions of Iwayama Sushi, Bro.
I just happened to come in on a night where the front of the house bro’s were very involved watching dudes in tight pants chasing and running around after a ball.
I drove over a half-hour to come here because I will drive for food, and my body was craving the nutrients it craves which is beer, especially Sapporo when it comes to mainstream Japanese beer.
Hawaiian to Japanese Food Items
I wonder if they prepare the kalua pork in-house here (I doubt it)? I assume that because even my favorite dish, lau lau is usually from either Keoki’s or Ono which is fully cooked and frozen. They’re just waiting for you to order it, so that they can defrost it for you.
Was really tempted to do the loco moco, but I had to get some sushi because I had been craving it. I can’t deny my cravings.
The Sushi Chefs, Bro
When it comes to preparation, they’re not slackers here although when it comes to the quality of ingredients and their sushi rice, it was less than ideal. The worst being the sushi rice which was old, dry, hard, and barely seasoned (shari su). My guess is that they just weren’t feeling it that day.
Calling it Early on a Saturday Night in the Burbs
Even though I was here at 7:00pm on a Saturday, being in the burbs, the place had cleared out by 8:00pm. I’m sure that was good for the staff because they probably all had a beer bong waiting for them after work with their name on it.
After the lackluster sushi, I decided to double down on the beer because alcohol never fails me even though I was really tempted to order the loco moco.
Bro, An Off Day or Business as Usual?
I’m going to dismiss my first visit as a foul, and hopefully I’ll get myself to try them again because if you look over the pics on Google places, I really think I went on an off day?
I drove the distance to hang out with the bro’s here because the bro’s here looked like they could really throw down. The vast majority of their food looks legit without loads of Kewpie and eel sauce jizz.
A kitchen staff that seems like they can really throw down on a good day (those pics were from 2014-2016, hopefully there wasn’t a change of ownership?)
Billionaires and their damn sports teams distracting the staff of businesses with their dudes in tight pants running around chasing balls.