Wasabi Sushi – Tyler, Texas
We’re always on the lookout for good sushi in Tyler and found this one from a billboard we saw in town.
I had a lobster roll and a Crunch Roll and we shared a Spider Roll. The rolls were very fresh. The rice was nice and warm and you could tell they were made to order and not pre-made and waiting on someone to order them. Warm rice is always a sign to me that that sushi is fresh and that you’re going to have a good experience.
The service was very good. The waitress looked more like she was the hostess, but I think they didn’t have a real distinct uniform here per say. She made sure we were well-taken care of and didn’t need anything.
The location of Wasabi was somewhat awkward to us since we only have a few main places that we go to when we visit Tyler. It’s located on a road that goes behind Lowes off Broadway, but it’s in a newly built area and the location is very nice. We were seated at a two-seat table with big cushioning chairs right near the bar and the sushi bar/preparation area. The table was on sort of a platform as well, so it made it feel like a little nook away from the rest of the restaurant. The table was plenty big though even though it was a two-seat table.
For someone looking for good sushi in Tyler, this would likely be one of my recommendations in addition to Soju. They are both priced about the same and most people expect to spend some money if they are eating sushi out, especially at a nicer sushi restaurant.
We had three rolls for lunch at Wasabi. They were all quite large, so we shared them easily and were stuffed afterwards. They all had a different presentation as well with the lobster roll being piled high with crab and crunchies. I think the Crunch Roll was my favorite by far, but I always enjoy a good Spider Roll as well (although every restaurant seems to have a different version of it). The rice was warm, which is always important to me as well.
The service was good. The server was friendly and very attentive.
The atmosphere was very nice. They had a lot of unique artwork on the walls and our table felt like it was on a stage, but still nice and private.
I would probably recommend this place, but it would be a tough decision between Soju or just going to Yamato for hibachi and a roll on the side.