2173 Briarcliff Road at Lavista Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Part of the reason Dave and I ended up at Sushi Itto was because they offered a Scoutmob deal. And they weren’t too far away. And they were open late-ish on a Saturday night. And we had a hankering for raw fish. So it all worked out.
Our waitress, Angela, stood out to me since she was wearing a pair of zany large Hello Kitty eyeglasses. She was chipper and polite. The place wasn’t that full, but then again, it was getting rather late for dinner, though Broadway Cafe next door was hopping.
I was in the mood for classic sushi and went with the chirashi; Dave followed suit. This comes with both soup and salad. I think you have a choice of soup: either clear soup or miso. Since I love miso soup, this was a no-brainer. The salad came with ginger dressing. I foolishly assumed this was the carrot ginger dressing practically standard at nearly all sushi joints. How wrong was I. What topped the leaves of lettuce was essentially grated ginger with a bit of moisture added. I don’t really like ginger, especially not a massive quantity like this, so I choked down as much as I could. The miso soup was fine, standard issue.
The chriashi looked lovely, with a violet orchid and wasabi shaped into a leaf. The slices of fish were large and generous. What was odd to me, and not evident in the photo above is that furikake was added to the the rice. I’d like to think I’ve had a fair amount of chirashi at various restaurants, and I had never seen this before. It was okay, but I guess I like my rice plain. Or have the furikake on the side or something.
Overall, Sushi Itto was a good pick, and saving a chuck off the bill thanks to Scoutmob definitely helped!