“Cheap” High Quality Sushi? Sushi Huku

Is this even possible? Most cheap sushi is low quality and usually consists of salmon, crab with K, tuna and maybe an average tamago. Once you enter the realm of an omakse meal (chef’s choice of various items including some cooked) the notion of affordability quickly flies out the window. My friends, I have found the best (quality & value) omakase/chef’s choice meal in the city and it resides at Sushi Huku. While they offer a variety of omakase at various price points ($60, $90, $120), the $38 chef’s choice is the way to go, especially if you’re on your own. Not only does it come with soup and salad, but you get 10 pieces of high test nigiri plus a toromaki roll; oh and the miso soup has lemon, lemon grass and mussels!

Tuna belly

Tuna belly

Hotate - scallop

Hotate – scallop

amaebi - sweet river shrimp; very creamy

Amaebi topped w/ wasabi tobico – sweet river shrimp; very creamy

You know you’re in good hands when this is the “worst” piece of fish you’re offered!

Maguro or basic lean tuna; this is usually the best piece you get in a basic sushi lunch

Maguro or basic lean tuna; this is usually the best piece you get in a basic sushi lunch

Ikura - beautiful and bursting with flavor; like pop rocks for adults!

Ikura – beautiful and bursting with flavor; like pop rocks for adults!

Amber jackĀ w/ masago

Snapper

Snapper

Flounder

Flounder

Snow crab, no K

Snow crab, no K

Santa Barbara uni - damn, this was one of the best bites of uni I have had in a while

Santa Barbara uni – damn, this was one of the best bites of uni I have had in a while

Sushi Huku has been a favorite of mine for a while, but I never had any of the omakase options before, so shame on me. $38 at most reputable sushi joints won’t even get you three fancy rolls, let alone 10 pieces of high quality nigiri; this is a steal and you should get there and take advantage before they realize it!

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