The Salmon Aburi Sushi is a must-order at The Sushi Bar; not ordering it would be akin to visiting Paris and bypassing the Louvre. It was really good but then again, you can''t really go wrong with aburi sushi. I guess I expected more pizzazz, given all the hype. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Was I blown away? Not at all.
Zee also mentioned the rolls seemed smaller, compared to when they were at their previous outlet. I am quite sure I would rather visit Sushi Tei the next time I need an aburi fix.
We initially thought one roll would be enough but hunger/greed got the better of us and we had an additional California Roll. Again, extremely pleasing but not something I would queue up for.
My elder raved about this dish, Scallop Mentaiyaki, scallop carpaccio dressed lightly in soy sauce and drizzled with mentaiko mayonnaise. It was nice (ugh, I hate using this word) but I don't think I would give this dish a special shout-out anytime soon.
What really made me sit up (and scrape the dish clean) was the Pitan Tofu. I have had this at other Japanese restaurants but this was particularly yummy and the textural contrast between crab strips, diced century egg, century egg paste and tofu was moreishly pronounced.
The Inaniwa Udon and Salmon Belly Yaki were both pleasant but not particularly exciting.
My verdict on The Sushi Bar: Tasty? Yes. Overhyped? Definitely.