creative sushi rolls. For primarily a sushi experience, there are a few treats to be had here. I ordered a few rolls and some nigiri zushi. It was almost closing time, and despite hardly any other customers. I have read that service can be slow, but what do you expect for one sushi chef, one assistant cook, and one waitress. I felt like the sushi chef was very catering. He had messed up one of my rolls, and then made me the right one, gave me a free shot of alcohol and a free miso. Overall, however, I have had better rolls with more fish in them, which is why I ultimately rated lower.
Mouth-Watering Sushi and Consistantly Excellent Service.
If you have never gone to Sushi Time in Beaverton, you have to go... now!
Sure, from the outside Sushi Time does not look like the place you're going to find the best sushi you've ever had in your life. But if you take a chance on this strip-mall joint and order one of Sushi Chef's Taki's special rolls, you are sure to be blown over. Your mouth will drop and your mind will be spinning trying to figure just what makes this sushi better than any you've ever had before.
FYI for the previous review disappointed with imitation crab used in their California roll: Real crab is readily available and used in several other more daring and exciting rolls.
I was really surprised when I saw a couple negative reviews for Sushi Time. Ever since we stumbled upon Sushi Time a few months ago, we've been madly promoting it to everyone that we know, especially those who are usually critical foodies. Not even a single person has had a bad word to say and all have gushed the next time we saw them.
As for our own service experience, we were treated like friends on our *first* visit. The waitress was very polite and sweet the first time and is *every* time we're there. She was also very quick with our menus and drinks. Some have complained about the wait for the sushi: the wait is worth it and necessary. The food is meticulously crafted, creative and of the highest quality. This is not efficiently "banged-out" Japanese fast-food that you'll find at most other places. There is only one sushi chef, Taki, and you wouldn't want any inferior sushi chef to make it anyway, so be patient and you'll be rewarded. If you've never gone and you're not the patient sort, try it first at off-peak hours.
You'll never know how much you're missing until you've been there.
Some of the best sushi on this planet!!.
A friend (and he became more of one for having done this) introduced me to Sushi Time. What an improbable location to find such awesome food! Based on my friend's recommendation the first time, I follow the simple method of asking Taki, the chef and owner, to keep sending his choice of special rolls to our table. I've never had cause to find out what they are called since each and every one is outstanding and amazing. They have almost other-wordly flavor combinations and even the textures in some rolls are so delightfully unique.
I have taken a number of friends to Sushi Time for lunch and dinner. One of them spent the whole meal saying, "Oh my God!" after every second bite! Everyone I've taken there has loved the food and gone back again. I would recommend the special rolls to everyone...they are truly fantastic! Plus, Taki is a neat guy, very friendly and together with his wife they make you feel very welcome and comfortable. But, since it is just the two of them, if the place is busy, you will need some patience...which will be amply rewarded via your taste buds! By the way, I don't have experience with the normal sushi, so can't speak to it.
Imitation Crab!. Yikes! We had a yummy appetizer -(warmed sushi roll)- called the Kryptonite. Everything went downhill after that. The California roll had imitation crab and the hacked up chicken in the "special chicken bento box" looked like something out of Gordan Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares". AGHHHH!!!! The accompanying bento side dishes included over-pickled cucumber with mushy tomatoes and lifeless broccolli. We'll stick with Mio Sushi for really fresh Japanese food next time. You live and you learn!!!!
Very rude, I wouldn't waste my money.
This restaurant has the worst service ever. Not to mention it's in a very unsavory location, nestled right between a liquor store and laundry mat with a sports bar a few doors down. It's no wonder that in the two hours that I was here I did not see one other customer come or go.
I was actually at the laundry mat because I'm waiting for my washer and dryer to be delivered. I have a small child who needed to use the restroom very badly. It was around 8:30 (their sign says that they don't close until 9:00), and I went to ask if he could use their restroom. Very rudely, a man told me that they do not have a public restroom, and that I would need to take my child over to the sports bar (HELLO, CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED IN BARS!), then he turned away as if I was some bum off the street. I am not some bum off the street, I actually make a middle class wage. After I let him know how rude I thought he was and walked out the door, he was very quick to lock up and shut all the lights down even though it was a half hour before their posted closing time. I was willing to tip them $5.00 for being kind enough to let my child use the restroom (I used to work in the service industry, and I'm very generous when I get good and friendly service), or even sit down and have a drink so that we were paying customers.
After he treated me like a low-life and didn't even give me the opportunity to say I'd buy a drink, I've decided that I really could care less how good their food is. I would rather give my money to a low-life bum that's begging than to give any money to this restaurant. I have a lot of friends that enjoy Sushi, and are always looking for new places to go. This is one that I would not recommend to anyone. It really doesn't hurt anyone to have a kind heart and a little compassion once in a while, especially where children are concerned. I could understand if I was asking for myself, but I wasn't and the fact of the matter was that I would have gladly tipped.
Service in nonexistent!. I recently moved to Beaverton so I stopped by Sushi time (April 07) for lunch. When I entered (12:30), it was somewhat crowded. I saw the chef making his sushi with only one other server attending the entire crowd. So I sat on one of the seats and just waited with no luck in getting even the menu after 10 minutes. I walked over to the chef and asked for a menu to take out since I figured I would wait too long. The chef mumbled saying, as I understood it, that they don't offer take out so goto his website. At this point, I was too frustrated so I just left. This place really needs more servers besides what other reviewers call his wife. First impression scored a "F'.
Best sushi in Beaverton.
This small, intimate restaurant feels like you just stepped into Toyko. Taki, the sushi chef, makes fantastic sushi! The fish is always fresh and the sushi rice is perfect (the true sign of superior sushi). Taki takes great care with his sushi and does add his own little touches to some of the Nigri selections. There is usually only one chef and one waitress so service can be a little slow.
I'd recommend this place to a true sushi connoisseur who wants to go to a authentic, casual Japanese restaurant to drink sake and dine on excellent sushi. Kanpai!
Amazing sushi!. We stumbled upon this place while looking for another sushi restaurant, and we've never been happier to have found this place. The chef, Taki, creates some of the best sushi I've ever tasted. The sushi rice is flavored with just the right combination of vinegar and sugar to bring out the taste in the fish. The fish is wonderful. I've been to other highly recommended places and have had fish that seems just a little bit past its prime for sushi, but never here. His special rolls are also amazing; I recommend the Volcano and the Maki. The only drawback is the slow service. Taki takes pride in his sushi and he's the sole chef; and so when the orders pile up, it can be a bit of a wait to get your order. But your patience will be rewarded; this is great place for sushi.
different tastes, not so great.... After trying to go to Benihana's for a late lunch--they close at 2--we tried this hole in the wall in a not inviting strip mall. We were the only customers in there and were given menus quickly. Then, we waited for someone to take our order for quite awhile. We finally ordered and then saw the chef, taki. He was pleasant and made our food, then handed it to us and left. We were unimpressed. The rolls were small for the price and they seemed to use different tasting sauces than are found at mainstream sushi places and we didn't like it. We felt we overpayed for our mediocre service and not very appetizing food.
Not the best service but if you want the best sushi you've ever had, eat here..
I'm a little adventerous sometimes so I decided I'd try a hole in the wall sushi joint in a crappy strip mall close to where I live. What a life altering decision! Maybe that's a little exaggeration but it at least altered how I view sushi. Before I'd eaten here, I'd been to other sushi places like sushi land and hanna sushi and even that highly rated super long wait sushi place in sellwood, but IMHO, this sushi here is better than any of those places.
The first time I went in there, I was a little confused because there wasn't a host. (It's just Taki(the chef) and another lady(maybe his wife?) I just walked back to the counter and asked what to do and what to get. She recommended the Kryptonite (a house special that is so amazing that it will make time stand still when you eat it). I also got the Tako (octopus) and cucumber rolls. First of all I've never put anything in my mouth that was so perfect. I've since taken back a 6 different people and despite me talking it up so much, they all had the exact same experience. They all have the same reaction. They put the piece of kryptonite in their mouth, then about 10-15 seconds later, after they just had a complete body "O", they said, O my god, that's amazing!. There are several other house specialties that are super good (although the Kryptonite is my favorite). Those are a little spendy at $10 each but worth every penny. In fact he used to sell them where he used to work for $25 each.
The normal sushi is just as good. Even the simple, lowly cucumber roll is awesome. It's toasted sesame seeds really round it out nicely. And the octopus nigiri is great too!
There are several articles on the wall raving about this little hidden sushi place and taking about Taki's past as a chef. He's worked in several 5 star restaurants and for celebrities. He said he's a master chef. I'm not sure but I think that's the same as an Iron Chef.
Service is mediocre, sushi is best around.
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