Best Sushi Ever In The Rockies? Shockingly Yes!
We know what you’re thinking. “Sushi, in the Rockies?” You bet ‘cha! Considered one of the best restaurants in all of Idaho. If you’re anywhere near Pocatello this should be on your must-do list while in the Gem State. Daniel Russo, owner and head chef, grew up near Grand Targhee but like all great artists in the food world, he became a road scholar and sushi was his passion. From stints in Washington DC, California and trips to Japan, his exposure to all things sushi was vast.
Togarashi or Japanese 7 Spice Starts The Meal
If your pocket book allows we suggest letting the chef pick. You’ll be served the best food and maybe even get a bit more information about the food he’s serving. For example, we started our meal with the two styles of edamame they offer. One with garlic, salt, and butter while the other seasoned with Togarashi or Japanese 7 spice. The dressing of the soybeans adds a whole different flavor that personally we’ve never had before. It was a perfect way to start our culinary adventure. From there, we jumped into Escolar wrapped around cucumber. This dense fish has a buttery, flaky taste. Each course of sushi he brought out continued to blow our minds. The “Tiny Dancer” which is the most popular roll, lived up to its fame. Warm, crunchy & spicy from the fresh wasabi carefully placed on top of each piece.
The clear winner though was the “Dozo-Domo” which loosely translates to chef’s choice. A sushi roll tailored specifically to your liking. For us, Daniel chose an Oshizushi which is made by pressing blocks of rice and sushi toppings into a special mold (called an ‘oshibako’) that creates perfect rectangles, then sliced and served. Talk about a mind-blowing experience. Like we said before if you’re anywhere near Pocatello, we suggest making a pit-stop here. You won’t be disappointed.
- Monday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 9 pm
- Friday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10 pm
- Saturday: 4 pm – 10 pm
- Sunday: Closed
309 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201