Wow I can't believe I have passed this place for years! Absolutely a hole in the wall hidden gem in casselberry. Small and cozy. Dimly lit. Relaxing ambiance. It was fairly quiet when we went but not crowded at all. They seem to have daily specials that rotate to keep things fresh. What really sets this restaurant above the other sushi spots is their selection! They have a wide variety of fish to choose from. This is absolutely a sashimi and nigiri lover spot. They do offer omakase too! Me and my friend got 3 starters. Raw wasabi octopus, super fresh. Beautiful balanced wasabi flavor. And I got the jalapeno hamachi. It was topped with caviar cilantro and ponzu. It was delicious I had a hard time taking it slow and savoring it. And the shitake sauteed in butter. Such a simple flavor but they were really good mushrooms. We did 3 rolls. Samurai, futomaki and a spicy tuna roll. Their spicy tuna roll was easily the top 3 best I've ever had. So fresh and clean tasting. You could definitely notice the tuna quality shine through which really impressed us for something so "simple" The futomaki was good, but there might have been TOO much going on. And despite all that was in there. The only flavor that shines through was crab oddly enough. If you love crab flavor you will enjoy it. Then the samurai topped with tempura eel and tuna inside. Very fresh tasty. Our server was Emma and she was wonderful! Super attentive and very helpful with any questions and recommendations we might have had. We picked almost all her recommendations and all of them were excellent. Glad I know about this spot now and I can't wait to come back!
I had been recommended to try this place, and it looks like it has received positive reviews. The atmosphere was very nice - the place is cozy and had piano music playing though the speakers. The servers were polite. They had a good selection of ported drinks and the menu appeared well-rounded. The food however, was just okay. The fish tasted warm, dry, and funky. The rice was slightly crunchy. The soy sauce tasted old...? It felt like it cost more than it should, especially given the wait for each of my rolls and the overall quality. I had three rolls and couldn't finish the third. I'm bummed that I didn't like it, because this place is one of my friend's favorite sushi joints. But something was definitely off. Maybe it was a fluke, but consistency is important right.
Pretty good sushi and Japanese kitchen dishes, but nothing mind blowing. The fish quality is good and tastes fresh, and they have all the typical options plus some specials. Service was friendly and prices were reasonable/a little high for the location. I'd probably try the ramen if I come here again. Edit: Spicy Miso Ramen has some of the best chili paste I've ever had in a ramen! The chili paste is very garlicky and similar to a Chinese chili paste. The Ninja is also a great appetizer.
The special nigiris were so fresh and tasted amazing. Definitely will be back for them. The rolls and braised beef were good but didn't stand out as much.
The sushi chefs are amazing. Hard workers, making beautiful displays of sushi art. We always usually have great experiences when visiting Wa Sushi. But I had a terrible experience of service today from our server unfortunately. She was preoccupied with talking with another table about playing instruments and meeting up and watching a movie with them that several instances I had to wait long periods to order or get a refill of something. Their conversations lasted 5 to 6 minutes on average before she would notice my agitation. In fact, the table payed for their meal and continued talking with server. Meanwhile, it was pretty busy in the restaurant. They never introduced themselves. It just really soiled the vibes and atmosphere. The other servers were doing great and the sushi chefs were working hard as well. I will return, I just hope next time won't be like tonight.
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