Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Sushi House Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar - Alameda
So here we are at the reason for my little road trip up north - Heavenly Lake Tahoe. It was soooo cold! I had three layers on underneath my outerwear and I was still sooooo cold! Too cold to really take pictures of anything except Lake Tahoe. Too cold for it to snow so all we had to snowboard down was hard-packed ice.
And since we got to Heavenly slightly before the lifts even opened, we opted to leave early when the hordes of snowboarders and skiiers crowded the slopes. Not that I was doing much snowboarding. I can barely stay upright as it is, and definitely not on ice. Plus, did I tell you it was too cold! My toes were literally purple when I pulled off my boots.
But anyway, we thought we'd hit the casino buffets for lunch. I'm still chuckling at how Harrah's is right at the Nevada state line. But the quickie breakfast stop at McDonald's meant the McGriddles were still sitting in our guts so the buffet wouldn't have been worth our while. We opted for Fatburgers instead because that's so much lighter. Onion rings. Mmm.
So after two fast-food meals in one day, we opted for decidedly less heavy fare for dinner.
This is Sushi House in Alameda. A basic large, family-friendly, Americanized Japanese sushi restaurant. It was cavernous and we still had to wait. And though the restaurant says they cater to large parties, our party of 9 had to be split among two booths.
Definitely not "authentic" if your sushi chefs aren't Japanese.
But then, we're not going for "authentic" here. The menu lists all the basic teriyaki, sushi, nigiri, udon offerings. But we came for the special rolls. Specifically, for the special rolls' mainly $4-$5 price tag.
Rock n Roll $4.95. California roll $3.95. California deluxe (with unagi) $4.95.
Shrimp tempura roll $5.95.
Hot green tea is free. I forgot what else we scarfed down before I remembered to take photos but the $3.95 spicy tuna was super spicy and quite good.
The rolls are quite large. I mean, if you're going to an Americanized Japanese restaurant for their cheap rolls, more is better, right?
Sushi House Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
2375 Shoreline Dr.
Alameda, CA 94501