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Jul 19, 2012 11:05 PM

Spring Asian (Fleetwood) vs. Haiku (Bronxville)

After an extended involuntary sushi/sashimi hiatus, I was treated on back to back days by friends to lunch. The first day was Spring Asian. We started with this crunchy salad - perfect starter. A bottle of cold sake - nice and sweet. Then we got two rolls. A spicy tuna roll and salmon roll - delicious. We then finished with 18 pcs of assorted sashimi (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp and some crab) - best part of the meal. We finished off with a sushi pizza, that while sounding crazy, was delicious and covered in two sauces, one of which was very spicy. Overall I'd give it an 8 out of ten. My only real knock was the cuts on some of the sashimi were a little thick. The day ended with the sushi chef overhearing I had just celebrated a birthday and he had them bring out a decadent piece of chocolate cake.

The following day I got the call to meet a friend at Haiku. We started with a few ice cold Sapporo's and some Gyoza (fried dumplings) - very nice start, but a little crisp on the edges. We then moved on to our main dish. A huge sushi plate with the only sashimi piece being my uni. Tuna, salmon an eel and then two specialty rolls. A dancing eel dragon roll and a passion roll, which we did not realize came in the shape of a heart, which made our man day sitting outside look like a man-date. Who cares, the passion roll was probably the best part. My only know was the uni was not as tasty as when I had it at Haiku in Eastchester last year. The plain sushi pieces were a little drier than the fish at Spring Asian/. So I'd have to say about a 7 out of ten. Definitely a lot more to look at sitting on the sidewalk in Bronxville though. So take that into consideration

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  1. I just have to ask, can you explain what a sushi pizza is in a little more detail? It sounds like something ds would love. For the last couple of years we have been doing our Fleetwood sushi at Yoshino but the last couple of take out orders were disappointing. So maybe back to Spring Asian?

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    1. re: rolise

      It's a toasted pita (to the point it's rigid, but still edible. I have to say the toppings are basically a guess, because there is so much going on. Tuna, crab meat, tobiko, rice, avocado, I believe cucumber, then two sauces. One red and one orange/yellow which is very spicy. I checked the website and it's not on their online menu. Trust me, it's worth it. Would also be a good starter for kids who might not be ready for regular sushi/sashimi

      1. re: jhopp217

        Thanks. And ds eats more sushi than I do. go figure.