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New sushi in Blue Bell - Gami - anyone try yet?

mitchh Dec 24, 2008 07:14 AM

I'm going to give this place a try tonight for my Xmas Eve dinner. Just curious as anyone given it a shot yet.

I'll post a revew sometime over the weekend.

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    nevets RE: mitchh Dec 24, 2008 07:29 AM

    Where is Gami located? I could not find it with a quick search of the web.

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      mitchh RE: nevets Dec 24, 2008 07:49 AM

      They are on Skippack Pike and share the space with a Korean restaurant (Gaya I believe)in what used to be the Savory Grill.

      Their menu looks very good with a number of creative rolls.

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        crazyspice RE: mitchh Dec 24, 2008 08:04 AM

        I don't think that is correct. Gaya shares the space with Asuka.

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          mitchh RE: crazyspice Dec 24, 2008 11:42 AM

          Not anymore. Gami is now the sushi/Japanese restaurant in that space.

          I literally just got back from there to place my Xmas ever dinner order.

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            nevets RE: mitchh Dec 24, 2008 12:57 PM

            Let us know what you think of the sushi at Gami. We had sushi at Asuka once and thought it was just okay.

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              crazyspice RE: mitchh Dec 24, 2008 02:07 PM

              When did it change? We were down there recently.

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                mitchh RE: crazyspice Dec 24, 2008 04:07 PM

                It changed from Asuka about a month ago.

                The short review is that it was okay. For "suburban" sushi it's above average, but you can certainly get much better downtown.

                It started off well as the order was ready when we arrived to pick it up. The staff seems very friendly as well.

                We ordered an assortment of rolls as well as a sashimi dinner, sushi dinner and octopus salad.

                For my taste the sushi and sashimi were cut too thick and long, but the quality was good. It was the standard fare of tuna, salmon, red snapper, etc. Nothing stood out as spectacular, but nothing was bad either.

                The octopus salad was not what I was expecting. I was expecting pieces of octopus in the salad, but it was actually whole small (baby?) octopi. It was different, decent, but I wouldn't get it again.

                Of the rolls, the spider roll stood out as very good.

                The other rolls that stood out as "above average" were the special cucumber roll (spicy tuna, salmon, crab and avocado wrapped in cucumber), Gami roll (tuna, salmon, yellow tail and crab) and Dragon roll.

                The spicy tuna hand roll was subpar IMO. The quality of the tuna in it did not seem nearly as good as other rolls and in the sushi/sashimi dinners. It's almost as if they used the ends for the hand rolls.

                They also gave us a complimentary tuna tataki and banana tempura, which was a nice touch.

                So, in summary, Gami is decent, but I am not really in a rush to go back. The next time I'm in Blue Bell and looking for sushi I'd probably give Sushikazu or Miraku a shot before going to Gami a second time.

                Happy Holidays to all.

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                  jujuthomas RE: mitchh Dec 24, 2008 06:40 PM

                  thanks for the review mitchh, we got their menu in the mail this past week and wondered.

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                    IamStarving RE: mitchh Dec 25, 2008 04:29 AM

                    Nice review, Mitch. Not a big fan of Miraku, just think of it as very average. Miraku is about 15 minutes from my fav Sushi joint, Yama, on Horsham Rd. and Norristown Rd. Get the triple Salmon roll, to die for. Also, not far from Miraku is Cho Cho San, in a strip mall a few blocks from the Montgomery Mall. Their tuna sandwich is phenominal.

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                      mitchh RE: IamStarving Dec 25, 2008 05:15 AM

                      You are all welcome for the review.

                      Thanks for the recommendation Iam. Yama is a little far for takeout IMO, but if I'm in the area for a sitdown I'll give it a shot.

                      I haven't been to Miraku in quite some time, but willing to give it another shot (although I do recall that it was quite average).

                      After my last two subar meals at Bon Jung and an average meal at Gami, I think that sushi might become a once in a while thing when I can get downtown to Misso (certainly the wallet will appreciate that!).

                      Happy Holidays to all.

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          Best Montco Food Critic RE: mitchh Dec 26, 2008 01:32 PM

          I hope that you didn't go this place. The food is lousy and the service is horrible. The price is ridicously overpriced.

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            mitchh RE: Best Montco Food Critic Dec 26, 2008 02:15 PM

            The prices at Gami were not out of line compared to other suburban sushi restaurants.

            And, as I wrote above, the staff seemed friendly (we did takeout so the only thing I can say about the service is that I asked for it to be ready at 4:30 and it was) and the food was decent.

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