Boynton sushi restaurants: Sushi Simon vs Sushi Jo
Any opinions on them? I've seen some gorgeous food pics from Sushi Simon, but wondered what you hounds thought. :)
I haven't tried either because they both frequently get trashed on Yelp and Urbanspoon.
The best sushi I've had in Boynton is at Try Thai, a small family run Thai place on the west side of Federal just north of Woolbright. Their son has taken up sushi and he is excellent at it. they have great asst of bento's for lunch. You can mix and match sushi and Thai - the phad thai bento is my fav. Here's their sushi menu http://trythaiboynton.com/EX002.html. Also their Tom Yum soup is killer if ordered at spice level 5 (max). Their sushi specials are also wonderful, especially the tempura sweet potato with spicy tuna on top. I've eaten there 5-6 times; seafood is wonderfully fresh.
Try Thai is closed on Sunday, so I finally tried Sushi Simon. Long story short, it's really good! I don't rave about many places but this one is special.
It's not very attractive from the outside - along the side of a supermarket strip center. I mistakenly thought maybe it was a fast food place. Once inside, my opinion changed immediately. It's not very big, but surprisingly comfortable and cozy inside. Sort of a young hip vibe. There are few tables outside as well.
The menu is all sushi - no Asian fusion,Korean, Thai, or even traditional cooked Japanese dishes. Just great fresh raw fish that is exceptionally well presented, and some adventuresome combinations. They have an extensive menu, and had probably 10-15 specialty rolls as daily specials.
Sadly, all of this comes at a price. Lunch for two with a glass of wine apiece was $100 including tip. Specialty rolls are $15-20. I don't care, I really enjoyed my meal, and I felt the overall experience was worth it. They had some better deals for lunch but only Monday thru Friday.
So not a value meal, but exceptional sushi, "food porn" quality presentation, awesome sauces (never used soy sauce!), great service and a nice ambiance.
Also, they do takeout.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Finally tried Sushi Jo, eating once in the restaurant and once for takeout. Doesn't have the ambiance of Sushi Simon, or Try Thai. But the sushi is good and fresh, and prepared quickly.
So for me, Sushi Simon wins for ambiance/vibe and presentation and taste, with cost being its downfall. Second place is Try Thai whose strengths are local family owned/friendly service, large portion sizes, decent prices, a mix of sushi and Thai, and cute cafe-like atmosphere. Sushi Jo is also moderately priced, serves good food, but atmosphere and service are just ok.
All serve good sushi.