Once seated, I spotted the grilled scallops come by and snatched a plate. Initially, I thought $5.50 was incredibly steep, considering Sagunja charges $2.80 a plate (and is holding a $2.50 special at the moment!), but Sagunja plates contain only 2 scallops while Ozeki Sushi uses 4 (and yes, I know I sound incredibly calculative haha). But how's the quality, you ask? The scallops were fresh and cooked just the way I like it - so they had a smokey flavour and had a great level of firmness. Needless to say I pigged out on these...
|Half-grilled scallops ($5.50)|
One of my sushi pet peeves is dry rice, and thankfully there was none of that during our visit.
|Shark's fin and jellyfish sushi ($3.20)|
|Avocado, crab meat, egg sushi ($3.50)|
|Seaweed sushi ($2.80)|
|Possibly crab. ($4.50)|
|Oyster sushi ($5.50)|
This was my first time having sushi filled with salmon roe. It was enjoyable because it was so moist and I liked the feeling of the little eggs bursting in my mouth (kind of like those fruity pearl toppings that go with frozen yoghurt).
|Salmon roe + salmon sushi ($5.50)|
It was also my first time having sea urchin. I don't think it's my thing because it was pretty fishy (and a quick Google search suggests that a lot of people find it offensive - acquired taste I guess).
|Sea urchin (5.50)|
|Some sorta vegetarian thing ($3.20)|
|Salmon and kingfish sashimi ($6.50)|
Overall, a positive experience. There was a wide selection and it's a little pricey, but the portions are fair and it's fresh - given the poor reviews about the freshness during dinner time, perhaps it all comes down to the time of your visit...