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Sushi News #40, March 2005
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When it comes to inexpensive sushi, I'm a skeptic. Let's face it folks, eating raw fish is serious business, and when the prices get low, the quality control usually follows. Nevertheless, when our favorite ambient sushi DJ, Aaron Morris, informed us that Sake On Sixth had an all-you-can-eat sushi deal every Thursday night for only $20, we had to check it out.
Guess what? It wasn't too bad. In fact, it's a pretty good deal that probably won't last. Check it out....
I've had a couple of positive experiences at Maiko, the new swanky sushi bar in town. Despite the somewhat bizarre noise in the AustinSushi.com forums, Maiko has not yet had an official grand opening and is still getting their wait staff up to speed.
So, dude, cut them some slack, k?
They really should get their website together, though.
The new flagship Whole Foods at 6th and Lamar has one-upped HEB Central Market by not only having in-store sushi chefs, but also having a sitdown sushi bar as well. They call it Sixth Street Sushi and it's open from 11am to 8pm every day in their food "court." They have a pretty standard selection of maki and nigiri at prices you'd expect from many sushi bars around town -- $4 for two pieces of ebi nigiri and $10.95 for a Caterpillar Roll, for example.
No word yet on whether Sixth Street Sushi is run by Whole Foods or by the California firm they contract to make their take-out sushi: Kikka Sushi.
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