Avenue A came throught last night with an extraordinary value when comparing to the competition. Sushi and sashimi combination dinner plus one california roll and another hand roll with salad soup came in at a reasonable $21.
The fish itself was good – I wouldn’t say excellent, but it was definitely good. The sashimi was cut very thin, if you like that sort of thing, but I saw it as more of a cost savings measure.
Still, the presentation of Avenue A’s takeout far exceeded other restaurants with the way in which they put the sashimi on top of a bed of shredded radish or turnip (?). The shreds allow for a cylinder to be created upon which each sashimi piece could be laid. Somebody obviously has been thinking this one through over at Avenue A.
Salad and miso soup were adequate and the fact that they were both included was a plus. California roll and the mystery hand roll (not sure what the fish was) were good, too, and only provided to the overall value of this meal.
To be fair, I’ve only been ordering sashimi from the local East Village restaurants. I may branch out and see where it takes me in my quest for takeout sushi perfection.
Avenue receives a well-deserved 4 out of 5 unagi.
February 25th, 2007
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