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shellicopter Apr 22, 2008 11:19 AM

Another sushi question. I hate wasting good money on bad food so I was wondering if anyone had done the dirty work for me....anyone tried this place? It looks small and cute and close enough to me for takeout...what are people's experience's of the food first and foremost, and any other general comments. Thanks!

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    tallullah RE: shellicopter Apr 22, 2008 11:44 AM

    It's open?
    It still had the paper on the windows on Sunday and didn't look open at all.

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      shellicopter RE: tallullah Apr 22, 2008 12:14 PM

      I think I saw people in it a couple of days ago, pretty sure but not positive...

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        yumyum RE: shellicopter Apr 22, 2008 12:34 PM

        It was open yesterday. Haven't tried yet. The name is terrible, but maybe it will be better than it sounds. Let us know how it is when you check it out!

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      JustDuckie RE: shellicopter Apr 22, 2008 12:35 PM

      I walked by yesterday afternoon and there were people eating in there. I did notice on the door that they are open for lunch then close at 3. They re-open for dinner at 5 iirc. I didn't look at the menu though.

      1. teaTomE RE: shellicopter Apr 22, 2008 05:22 PM

        FYI - Snappy Sushi is the second outpost for Shino Sushi of Newbury St. Expect just that. They are doing the 'brown rice only' thing as well.

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          shellicopter RE: teaTomE Apr 23, 2008 11:17 AM

          Thanks, I thought it might be...any thoughts on Shino? I've never had brown rice sushi, how does it compare?

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            bachslunch RE: shellicopter Apr 23, 2008 02:16 PM

            The one time I tried Shino (not the brown rice sushi), I wasn't impressed with their freshness of product, though it was hard to argue with the price. Unfortunately with sushi, freshness matters to the point of being a deal-breaker, at least for me.

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          grant.cook RE: shellicopter Apr 23, 2008 11:23 AM

          Just shoot over to Porter an hit Blue Fin.

          Snappy sushi? What kind of a name is that?

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            tallullah RE: grant.cook Apr 23, 2008 11:50 AM

            It's snappy!

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              grant.cook RE: tallullah Apr 23, 2008 12:22 PM

              Doesn't "snappy" mean quick - I mean, I want quick sushi only slightly more that I would want "discount" sushi or "mostly fresh" sushi..

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                yumyum RE: grant.cook Apr 23, 2008 12:31 PM

                Oh I don't know. If I'm grabbing sushi to take and eat outside in the park, I might like it snappy. I'm totally with you on "discount" sushi, tho.

                To get a little more on-topic ... has anyone tried the brown rice sushi? If that's the only option I'm sticking with Blue Fin unless a hound here raves...

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              Bob Dobalina RE: grant.cook May 2, 2008 05:58 AM

              They only serve species of snapper and the occasional piranha.

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              Grainiac RE: shellicopter Apr 23, 2008 12:33 PM

              I think they're just trying to be silly with the name, that's all.

              Anyway, I went there last week (I think the 2nd day it was opened) and it was quite good! I got a shrimp tempura roll, three pieces of nigiri, and miso soup...a pretty sweet sushi binge. Very filling and yummy. :)

              1. ScubaSteve RE: shellicopter Apr 23, 2008 02:25 PM

                the KidZ on Yelp seem to like it:

                http://www.yelp.com/biz/snappy-sushi-...

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                  yumyum RE: ScubaSteve Apr 23, 2008 03:14 PM

                  The picture of the churashi in Yelp features Krab front and center. shudder.

                  I think I'll try the brown rice rolls. Who knows? Maybe it's a whole new universe of sushi for me.

                  I like the communal table idea, btw. I am chatty (can you tell?) and like to interact with fellow diners. Will report back.

                2. Boston_Otter RE: shellicopter Apr 24, 2008 02:23 PM

                  I really enjoyed their sushi. It's much more creative than I expected, with some tasty combinations of flavors (the Newbury Fashion Roll is especially good).

                  The brown rice adds an interesting, unusual texture -- a chewy nuttiness. On some rolls and plain nigiri, it's just kind of different, but I thought it was terrific with unagi.

                  Their avocado rolls are especially good, too.

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                    maryv RE: shellicopter Apr 24, 2008 07:33 PM

                    We got takeout from here earlier this week.

                    Friendly service and, yes, speedy. Be warned that the a la carte nigiri is sold by the piece, so "an order of tamago" = "one piece of tamago." The basic sushi we got - various nigiri and a tuna roll - were fine, maybe a bit smaller than what I'm used to. The brown rice wasn't assertive, just a little different. We really liked the "Tuna Gone Wild" roll.

                    1. yumyum RE: shellicopter May 1, 2008 12:20 PM

                      Tried it today. Should be called sucky sushi. The brown rice wasn't the problem, but the quality of the fish was pretty low. I had the fatty tuna nigiri, regular tuna nigiri, and eel/avocado roll. The eel/avocado was great but I couldn't finish the others. The texture and color of the fish gave me the creeps. So sorry Snappy. I'll be sticking with Blue Fin.

                      Shame. The room and communal table are both beautiful.

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                        digga RE: yumyum May 1, 2008 01:40 PM

                        Oh god, that sounds nasty, even worse than the supermarket sushi I've been known to eat. I will give it a try myself, just for fun.

                        I agree - the room is quite stylish. Too bad that might be all it has going for it.

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                          yumyum RE: digga May 1, 2008 02:05 PM

                          digga -- I would LOVE to be wrong about this. The fish in the case looked good, I just really didn't care for what they served me. Please report back if you go....

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