Sushi Palace in Middletown
Has anyone been to this new sushi place in the Union Square shopping center on Route 35?
I have been to both the old one and the new Palace one. I wasn't really thrilled but it is AYCE. The fried items, not sushi, were not bad. The sushi left a lot to be desired in my opinion. I am not a japanese food connoisseur, but I have spent some time in japan and eat it quite frequently here. This is C grade stuff, at best. Actually, that is being pretty easy on them.
I got some sashimi and I ordered white tuna, think it was going to be albacore. I have no clue what they served me. It was not tuna of any type. I know my way around a tuna fish. (see my signature ; )
Head over to Kyoto in Atlantic highlands for some good sushi at fair prices (byob too)
If anything, this place would be good with a large group since the bill can be divided equally and its BYOB. If it is awesome sushi you are after, this is not your place.
PS, the old place was better than the new one but still not that good.
Well, I guess my standards are lower than Corvette Johnny's. :) I went Thursday night (to the Middletown location), thinking I would probably like it, and I did. Fish was fresh, delicious, ratio of fish to rice was excellent. Favorites were mackerel, eel, and salmon. They have a nice selection of sashimi.. you could just get that if you wanted, but it would take several orders to fill up. I only had one kitchen item, the shumai, which were excellent.. crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.
Had a soft shell crab roll (very good), and the "Yummy Roll" which was aptly named. One of the tastiest rolls I've ever had.
I was there about 2 hours. I thought for the price of $19.95, it was well worth it. I will definitely go back again.
And yes, I've had top quality sushi. Have not been to Japan, but I've been to a few high end places. While this isn't "high end", it's what I can afford right now, and I thoroughly enjoyed it... so much better than an actual sushi buffet in terms of selection and freshness.