Any info about Shogun sushi on Slaughter?
We're going for sushi tonight. Due to family budget cutbacks, we've been way too short on sushi in our lives for too long. We would usually just pick Midori. It's our go-to for reasonably priced sushi that's really good. However, a neighbor recently suggested Shogun. Since we've gotta pick the kiddo up at the grandparents in Circle C, it would be handy if Shogun is any good. However, with limited shushi dining these days, we'll drive for better stuff if you don't have great things to say about Shogun. Thanks in advance for the feedback!
sorry, i don't know anything about shogun.
since you mentioned midori, i wonder if you live northwest?
i stopped going because it's really pricey and they don't have a lot of specials or deals.
i am on a strict budget these days myself so that's a big factor in my dining out dollars.
so, i have some other nearby places with good deals if you are interested.
osaka mansun is at 183 and anderson mill, in the same plaza as half-price books.
they have a happy hour m-f from 5-7, and it's a great bargain.
you have a choice of some discounted apps, beers, nigiri, and rolls.
the nigiri is a little pricey because it's one piece, but it's really good quality.
when i'm in the mood, i get the albacore, fatty salmon, wagyu and maybe something else.
the discounted rolls are the best deal of all.
i get something called either the spicy fufu or mr. jj?
it is a 5 piece maki so smaller, but it's very rich and flavorful.
it has a ridiculously addictive korean chile paste and japanese mayo sauce with tempura crumbs.
the seared tuna roll with goat cheese and herbed honey wasabi is amazing and a favorite.
it reminds me of the tuna, goat cheese, apples and pumpkin oil dish at uchi.
the last time i took a friend, we didn't get alcohol and it was about $30, including nigiri.
p.s. they have a nice bipbimbap (with banchan) for $9.
it is also another bargain, albeit not sushi.
another place i like is momiji at 183 and 620, near the lowe's.
osaka's offerings are more interesting; i think of momiji as cheap basic sushi.
this is not a happy hour, and the prices are good during the entire dinner service.
the nigiri is not awful, it's just not my fave so i skip it and spend the $ on the rolls.
on fridays and saturdays, they have $3 specials.
this includes apps like shumai, katsu, and a baked seafood avocado with tempura crumbs.
rolls like spicy tuna, eel & cuke, california, tempura sweet potato are also $3.
sundays-thursdays, they have half price sushi.
the fancier, fusion-y rolls are not included in this.
but, standards like caterpillar, rainbow and dragon are in the $4-6 range.
one of my favorites, especially in the summer, is the boston roll.
i think it's $4? shrimp tossed with japanese mayo with boston lettuce, rolled up in rice & nori.
it inspired me to make crab boil poached shrimp with a lemony mayo dressing with butter lettuce.
also, this place is very family oriented and have quite a few kids options.
every time i go, there are parents and kids chowing down together.
oh and momiji is the only place in the area that is open sundays-- midori and osaka are closed.
so, there are my cheap sushi recommendations.
Thanks for the input. We actually live south-central, but found Midori years ago thanks to a Filipino friend whose family always ate at Midori. I'll admit that it has been "found" since then and gotten a bit pricier, but it remains our go-to. But, with the prices you mention above, we may be branching out!
wow, what an impressive detailed review...anyway, I myself haven't been to Shogun, but I've heard nothing but high praise for it...it isn't Uchi quality, but it isn't Uchi priced either...sounds like one of the best places to go in town...still pretty blown away that Kyoto is closed...one thing I rather like is eating sushi at Korean restaurants and having a bit of both cuisines...
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that is what i like too-- a little sushi, a little korean, and a whole lotta deliciousness.
these days i don't mention far from home, and being on a budget means less dining out.
so, these are just some bargain recommendations for my neighborhood.
i'm almost never down near slaughter but hey, you never know.