Food Review: Umami Sushi Lounge & Grill Fusion

After all of the great reviews online, I had high expectations. First mistake. In a nutshell: Nice environment, bad sushi. Here’s the rundown:
-$2 house salad: This was delicious, one of the best house salads in any Japanese place around central AR. Great, fresh ginger dressing with more veggies than just iceberg lettuce.
-Big Daddy Roll- $12. 6 pieces. Are you kidding? This one is deep fried, so it was pretty good. However, there was too much rice and not enough flavor.
-Key West Roll- $11. 6 pieces again. You’re killing me! This one is what I was most excited about. Wrapped in soy paper, has lots of veggies, including jalapenos…I was expecting tons of flavor and a kick of spice. I got nothing. Very bland, too much rice. Are you seeing a pattern?
At that point, I stopped ordering before I had to take out a second mortgage. Won’t be back.  GO TO KIYEN’S IN WLR. This place has the best sushi I have ever had, from CA to AR, it can’t be beat.

But let your mouth be the judge and let us know what you think in the comments.

Food Review: Baja Grill for the Win!

I love everything about this place! My favorite margaritas in town are $4 during happy hour (4-6 Mon-Fri). They have the best thin home-made chips and salsa. They seem most similar to Chili’s chips and salsa. I know that doesn’t sound like a compliment, but those are my favorite….and here at Baja Grill, the salsa just tastes fresher!

Homemade chips and salsa and happy hour margaritas

And then…the tacos. These are better than in Cali! My favorite is the Cuban Taco. It tastes fresh and light, yet full of tender pork!  I also love the Honey Chipotle Taco, though this tastes more like a pulled pork sandwich…just the best pulled pork sandwich ever.

Top: Cuban Taco Bottom: Honey Chipotle Taco

This place really brought me back to San Diego, CA, where some of the best tacos are born. I am SO glad a place this delicious is doing well and I will be back many times.

But let your mouth be the judge and let us know what you think in the comments.