Sushi, Roll Depot

Rating: Two thumbs down
Date: 8/11/12
Time in: 5:50 PM
Servers’ recommendations: Salmon skin roll, red dragon roll
What we ordered: Salmon skin roll, red dragon roll, spicy dynamite roll, crunchy roll, California roll, seaweed salad, bowl of rice
Number in our party: 4 (with Anna and Harris)
Final check amount: I forgot to write it down, but it was about $10 each.
NOTES 
  • The punctuation on the sign sure is puzzling.  On their website, they leave out the comma.
  • The server was very nice and enthusiastic, and he tried so hard.  We didn’t like the food and he could tell, which made us feel bad.  He graciously got Harris a bowl of plain rice, even though it wasn’t on the menu.
  • The rice in the rolls must be pressed into some sort of mold — they’re too square on the edges to have been rolled the traditional way.
  • The red dragon roll tasted pretty good.  It was the first to come out, and we were fairly pleased with it.  Unfortunately, the meal went downhill from there.
  • The salmon skin was a bit chewy.  I didn’t find it disgusting like Jenne did, but it didn’t taste good either.
  • The crunchy bits on the crunchy roll…weren’t.  They were stale.  Plus, the mayo sauce drizzled on top was spicy!  We all know how I (Miko) feel about spicy.
  • The rolls that were marked “spicy” were actually quite spicy.  (And some that were NOT marked spicy were too — see above.)  That’s unusual for a sushi restaurant.
  • The ginger tasted like cleaner.
  • Harris enjoyed her bowl of rice, but Jenne and I (being the rice snobs our Conquest has made us) noted that it looked rather dry.
  • This was the second two-thumbs-down restaurant in a row!  Ouch, that’s never happened before.  And we felt bad that we invited Anna along for the first Convoy experience of her life, and THIS was what she got.  Boo.

RESTAURANT INFORMATION
Address: 4225 Convoy St
Phone number: 858.560.5345
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/sushirolldepot/
Accepts credit cards? Yes, but there’s a $10 minimum.
Parking: Crowded lot with itty-bitty spaces
Ideal group size: 1-4
Available vegetarian options: Vegetable roll, tamago, edamame and other appetizers, ice cream
Noise level: 2

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