Gallery Stroll and Sushi

OMG! Look, there’s pictures!

It’s the third Friday of the month, again. The roomies and I have a fabulous tradition of wandering around Gallery Stroll. If you’ve never made it to downtown around 7 p.m. on the third Friday of the month, you are missing out on one of Salt Lake’s best little big city moments. This time before we wandered the local galleries at Broadway and 300 West, we stopped by Sapporo for some sushi.It was an excellent fix to my sushi cravings. Jon was the sushi chef again. He couldn’t remember our names, but he did remember Erin had been to Italy. As always he was pleasant and friendly. Jon is an excellent reason to sit at the bar.

My Metropolitan role smiled at me. The Metropolitan is probably my favorite roll from Sapporo. It’s a combination of samon, yellotail and tuna with asparagus and eel. Unfortunately, on Friday night the fish wasn’t as fresh as I’ve come to expect from Sapporo.

Ava loved the Manitoc. Ava’s Manitoc roll looked beautiful. Although, like me she too had to scrape some of the tabiko off the top. That much wasabi is just too hot for anyone not raised in Korea.

Erin again ordered the Sushi Treat and Jon set her up with a nice array of different sashimi. Erin also mentioned she really enjoyed her chef’s choice entree. It looked delicious. Some of the treats included caviar and deep frying, so you know it can’t be that bad.

Our service was probably the fastest it has ever been at Sapporo. The waitresses were excellent. They both did a great job of bringing us everything we needed. They were both firendly and chatted with the crowd at the bar as well.

I piad about $15 for my roll and a coke. A fairly reasonable price for sushi in the middle of a landlocked state. Sapporo is open Monday through Saturday for dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sadly, at the end of this visit I would go back to Sapporo as a good faith visit. But if the fish is unfresh again I may have to go back to the unfriendly staff of Tsunami.

Props to Er-Bear for the camera/photo help. Kudos for Jon and holding still so I could take a picture. And Ava for agreeing that asking Erin if she wanted to add anything was hysterical.

Thanks for reading, how was your food Friday?


About kristamaesmith

I'm a writer living with my boyfriend in Salt Lake City, Utah where I cheer for the Jazz, walk my dog, and spend too much money in local restaurants. I work in marketing for higher education and blog about food, travel, television, and whatever shiny moment catches my fancy.
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8 Responses to Gallery Stroll and Sushi

  1. Stuart says:

    Or check out Kyoto. You will be hard pressed to find anything fresher. They don’t mess about with anything too modern, and stick to the authentic and simple.Sit at the sushi bar too to avoid the crowds. If I recall correctly, on my first review of kyoto theres a pic of the sushi menu, so you can check their prices out before a visit too!– Stuart

  2. I love the pics — it looks delish!

  3. Krista Smith says:

    Stuart,Is Kyoto paying you? J/K. Every time I post about Japanese, you recommend Kyoto. I will make it over there one of these days.Hey sis,More pics are coming, but don’t count on thousands of them. I still like words better.

  4. now-what87 says:

    Not bad, friend, slight correction though, sashimi is actually sliced pieces of raw fish usually served plain, or sometimes with rice on the side. What Er-bear actually had looked more like nigiri sushi (fish, shrimp or something with rice stuck underneath), or maki sushi (the more typical sushi roll)and thus concludes your japanese food lesson for the day.

  5. Irelandsgem says:

    What I ordered was called “Sushi Treat” I thought when I ordered it that it was actually supposed to be only rolls but a guess maybe Jon likes me and the fact that I’ll eat anything he throws at me and gave me a bigger variety. Yum. When ever you want I’ll take the pictures you take care of the words my friend.Okay, it was funny. lol

  6. Krista Smith says:

    Alright next time I post about sushi, I’m going to sit there and grill you Ms. Ava. Erin, I’m glad you thought it was funny. I totally gave myself silent props for the delivery.

  7. Netts Nook says:

    Your sushi look great. Love itYou need to check out Sushi to Go 900 East and 7800 South.

  8. Stuart says:

    Krista,LOL, I wish I was on commission, that would make a nice dent in the dining bills.In the interests of impartiality, Takashi is really good too, but way more pricey and way more crowded.Next time you write about sushi I will try to remember I have eulogized here before on Kyoto ;)– Stuart

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