Sushi Rock

★☆☆☆☆

About Sushi Rock

Hours
Monday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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My fiancee and I went to the restaurant for a friend's birthday party, and initially, we were very pleased with the atmosphere. It was trendy and modern. But then I ordered three pieces of sashimi (the raw tuna that's an easy indicator of a place's sushi quality). It came out, very slowly (it took thirty minutes to put 3 small pieces of UNCOOKED fish on a plate and bring it to the table!), and it smelled fishy. Now, for those sushi connoiseurs out there, you know if it smells fishy, it ain't fresh. And the texture was chewy, not the smooth melt-in-your-mouth that good fish is supposed to be. My mother, who's Japanese, taught me these things when I was young. In all fairness, OH is a landlocked state (minus a lake), but I have had fresh sushi here and I could list several places that I consider decent to good, and this isn't one of them. So I ordered a pair of rolls that had cooked components (one with fish on top). Side note, I noticed a pair of totally lackadaisical sushi chefs behind the sushi bar, watching TV! No wonder service was so slow. When the sushi finally did arrive, the pieces were cut way too big for any normal person to put in their mouths! This necessitated chewing it into pieces, which as some of you may know, causes the sushi to fall apart, a terrible mess that ruins the experience. And to top that off, the nori (the black seaweed stuff used to hold it together) was stale as in it was stringy and chewy and tasted bad. It tasted like it was sitting in dank water before they used it. There was no distinctive crunch or parting as you chewed it in your mouth. Thus you had to sit there and gnaw on it as though it were a piece of overcooked meat, after trying to shove an oversized piece in your mouth. And one roll had avocado in it. Now I love avocado, but not when it is clearly over 50% of the entire roll contents! Overall, worst sushi ever. And that's not all, the service was horrible too.

My fiancee ordered the steak since she doesn't like sushi anyway (and I would never wish this fish on her). Not only did the steak not come done as she ordered it, it was bland and tasted like hamburger meat. Worst steak she's had...ever. And this was after waiting for over an hour to get it! The wait staff was spacey and confused about the menu, and not altogether pleasant. They took forever on simple things such as refilling water. It took over 30 minutes to receive the bill, and at least 20 to pay it. In the end, our bill for a steak, 2 rolls, 3 pieces of sashimi, some edamame and hot tea for me (seriously, what kind of joint that claims to be about sushi charges for hot tea AND doesn't have free refills?), was nearly $100 ($98 after including a 20% gratuity for a party over 8 people). Worst use of a $100 I have ever spent. And their service being so slow caused us to cut short the rest of the evening's plans.

Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

PS, the mixed drinks were good, but also overpriced.

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My fiancee and I went to the restaurant for a friend's birthday party, and initially, we were very pleased with the atmosphere. It was trendy and modern. But then I ordered three pieces of sashimi (the raw tuna that's an easy indicator of a place's sushi quality). It came out, very slowly (it took thirty minutes to put 3 small pieces of UNCOOKED fish on a plate and bring it to the table!), and it smelled fishy. Now, for those sushi connoiseurs out there, you know if it smells fishy, it ain't fresh. And the texture was chewy, not the smooth melt-in-your-mouth that good fish is supposed to be. My mother, who's Japanese, taught me these things when I was young. In all fairness, OH is a landlocked state (minus a lake), but I have had fresh sushi here and I could list several places that I consider decent to good, and this isn't one of them. So I ordered a pair of rolls that had cooked components (one with fish on top). Side note, I noticed a pair of totally lackadaisical sushi chefs behind the sushi bar, watching TV! No wonder service was so slow. When the sushi finally did arrive, the pieces were cut way too big for any normal person to put in their mouths! This necessitated chewing it into pieces, which as some of you may know, causes the sushi to fall apart, a terrible mess that ruins the experience. And to top that off, the nori (the black seaweed stuff used to hold it together) was stale as in it was stringy and chewy and tasted bad. It tasted like it was sitting in dank water before they used it. There was no distinctive crunch or parting as you chewed it in your mouth. Thus you had to sit there and gnaw on it as though it were a piece of overcooked meat, after trying to shove an oversized piece in your mouth. And one roll had avocado in it. Now I love avocado, but not when it is clearly over 50% of the entire roll contents! Overall, worst sushi ever. And that's not all, the service was horrible too.

My fiancee ordered the steak since she doesn't like sushi anyway (and I would never wish this fish on her). Not only did the steak not come done as she ordered it, it was bland and tasted like hamburger meat. Worst steak she's had...ever. And this was after waiting for over an hour to get it! The wait staff was spacey and confused about the menu, and not altogether pleasant. They took forever on simple things such as refilling water. It took over 30 minutes to receive the bill, and at least 20 to pay it. In the end, our bill for a steak, 2 rolls, 3 pieces of sashimi, some edamame and hot tea for me (seriously, what kind of joint that claims to be about sushi charges for hot tea AND doesn't have free refills?), was nearly $100 ($98 after including a 20% gratuity for a party over 8 people). Worst use of a $100 I have ever spent. And their service being so slow caused us to cut short the rest of the evening's plans.

Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

PS, the mixed drinks were good, but also overpriced.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Terrible sushi that's WAY overpriced

 

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