Tag Archives: Sushi

Saturday Sushi – Sushi Bar Bazel

2 Jul

Update July 2013: The place is closed.

Getting crave to fishes @the see with our underwater camera

Getting crave to fishes @the see with our underwater camera

Every year, when the spring is in the air, we are getting re-addicted to the beach. And every time we return from the beach we have a strong crave for fish…  This time we were in a bit of a hurry so we decided to go for a quick sushi meal in Sushi Bar Bazel.

One time Adi told us that Tel Aviv has one of the highest ratio of Sushi places per resident in the world. Some of them are exceptional, some of them are good and some of them are bad. Sushi Bazel is somewhere on the middle of the scale – good with reasonable (a bit high) prices.

Quiz: Which of these salads is tasteless

Quiz: Which of these salads is tasteless

We started with two salads – Tuna salad & Wakame salad. The Tuna salad was actually pieces of Tuna fish with a good sauce.  The Wakama was just tasteless.

Inside-Out Tuna Avocado

Inside-Out Tuna Avocado

Inbar took inside-out tuna avocado sushi role – 6 piece role, exactly what you would expect, nothing less nothing more. Shahar had to wait until we finish eating to get his main course – Toro Skewer – one of the day’s specials, which was actually a fine Tuna Skewer. We waited so long for the skeweer, that the waitress volunteered to give us the dish on the house. Shahar thought it was worth waiting because he really liked its taste.

Tuna Skewer – Worth waiting

Tuna Skewer – Worth waiting

All in all Bazel is a nice place for by-the-way sushi, nothing fancy.

The Check Please (2 persons)

Wakame Salad – 21 NIS
Tuna Salad – 45 NIS
Inside-out Tuna Avocado – 27NIS
Toro Skewer – 0 NIS (On the house)
Soda water – 11 NIS
Coca – 12NIS

All in all – 115 NIS

Summary:

Food: Sushi and more
Price: Medium-Expensive
Location: Bazel

The Cizer-Kobrinsky Scale:

3.5 Forks

Contact Details: Sushi Bar Bazel

Address:  20 Ashtori Haparchi, Tel Aviv|
Phone:  057-9442906 | Daily 12:00-00:00 |
http://www.rest.co.il/RecordPage.aspx?RestID=1383

Japanese Panic – Japanika

10 Feb

Just as scheduled, we decided to search for bride’s shoes. After an exhausting tour on the long Dizingoff Street, we set for a relaxing lunch at Japanika. This time, Shahar brought the camera as you can see. Japanika is one of few chains in Tel Aviv that specialized in Fast-Food Sushi, and this place was no different.

Sum Tam salad

We shared a Sum Tam salad, as well as a Tuna Tataki that was served over a Wakame salad. Shahar also took Tuna Sashimi & Inbar took the Inside-out Maki tuna avocado. As you can see the tuna fish had a major role in this lunch. Luckily for us, the tuna fish was fresh.

Tuna Tataki

The Sum-Tam salad was weird – it was tasty and not tasty at the same time. We couldn’t put our finger on it – but it seems it was the sauce that made us so ambivalent. A better sauce would have made this dish a little better.  The Maki was no different from any other sushi roll at a fast-food sushi place. The Tataki & the sashimi were surprisingly good.

Tuna Sashimi

When evaluating Japanika as a sushi place, it is clear that it is not an extremely good one. Some dishes are fine, some a little less. Yet, comparing to other fast-food sushi places, it will probably get you a better lunch than others.

Japanika

The check please (2 people)

Soda water – 9NIS
Orange juice – 11NIS
Tuna Tataki – 28NIS
Sum-Tam Salad – 24NIS
I/O Maki – 16NIS
Tune Sashimi – 32NIS

Value for Money:

3 Forks

Summary:

Food:  Asian
Price:  medium.
Location: Dizingoff.

Contact details: Japanika
Address:  128 Dizingoff St., Tel Aviv | Phone: *3636|
Opening Hours:  Sunday-Wednesday – 12:00-02:00 | Thursday 12:00-3:00 | Friday 12:00-20:00 | Saturdays 18:00-2:00
http://www.japanika.net (No English menu)

Kong FU

7 Dec

Just one week after the good sushi experience in the Moon, my friend Adi suggested we go to eat sushi. Adi is my sushi expert friend, so when she suggested me sushi plus added a ride on her bike, I just couldn’t say no.

After a short ride we arrived to Fu Sushi, which is located near the north of Dizingoff Street. It is a quite small place with a sitting area and a bar. We were lucky to catch the last seats available in the sitting area, without waiting on the line (though the bar was probably more exciting).

When we sat down the waiter made the table with chopsticks which were put on a black stone. In addition we got the “traditional” sauces – Spicy mayonnaise, Teriyaki & Watercress with coriander. We started with a Miso Soup and Wakame Salad which were quite good. The salad came with “Chicken Crumbs” which were actually small slices of chicken which tasted, strangely, like pastrami.

Each one of us took a combination of sushi.  Adi took the vegetarian and I preferred the fish. The vegetarian combination included vegetables Maki Foto (4 pieces), Inside-out vegetables (4 pieces), Vegetables Maki (6 pieces) & vegetables Skewer (3 pieces).  The fish combination included an inside-out spicy tuna (4 pieces) – which were the best of this combination, Avocado & Salmon Maki (6 pieces) –nice but very average, 1 Tuna Nigiri & 1 Salmon Nigiri – I didn’t like the Tuna and didn’t get to the Salmon.

All in all Fu is a casual sushi place if you’re nearby. Don’t make an effort to get there but if you’re around you can definitely find a decent sushi there.

The check please (2 people)

2 Sodas – 22 NIS
Miso soup – 15 NIS
Wakame salad – 29 NIS
Vegetarian combination – 53 NIS
Fish combination – 58 NIS

All in all: 177 NIS

Summary:

Food: Fast Food Sushi
Price: Medium
Location: North Dizngoff / Yirmiahu

The Cizer-Kobrinsky Scale

3 Forks

Contact details: Fu Sushi

Address:  Yirmiahu 32 street, Tel Aviv | Phone: 057-9443445
Opening Hours:  Sunday to Saturday 12:30-1:30
http://www.rest.co.il/sites/Default.asp?txtRestID=10769

The Bright Side of the Moon

1 Dec

Running Sushi

Looking at Tel Aviv’s Sushi scene, there are almost too many options to choose from. Nevertheless, one can categorize these into a few rough categories: The cheap to mid-level priced chains, the upper level places and the high-end expensive sushi. It is very much you-get-what-you-pay-for scene with very few exceptions. Moon, placed in the middle of the eclectic Bugrashov street has one of the most original sushi in Tel Aviv while still not a high-end priced sushi. Foie Gras, Tunna fish mousse, Salmon eggs & melted Gauda cheese are only some original ingredients running on a conveyor between Moon’s customers (4 price-level plates).

Last Saturday, right after the Israeli first season finale of Master-chef, we decided to take our late-night hunger to the Moon. We started off with a good Salmon Tartar (with Seaweeds & Avocado) and a Tuna fish Sashimi. A 3rd level sushi plate (2 pieces of Rainbow sushi) wasn’t the best we had, but the Spicy Salmon Maki (4 pieces) was excellent.

Moon is quite an upbeat place and owns a large bar, in which also a drink-only night will be more than acceptable. Combine it with a semi-late-night kitchen (will serve hot plates until 00:30) and you have one of the best sushi places where no mortgage is needed in Tel Aviv.

The check please (2 people)

Moon

Salmon Tartar – 45 NIS
Tunna Sashimi – 41 NIS
Spicy Salmon Maki – 29 NIS
3rd level sushi place – 14.5 NIS
Coke – 11 NIS
Soda – 13 NIS

All in all: 154 NIS

Summary:

Food: Sushi
Price: Medium-Expensive
Location: Bugrashov

The Cizer-Kobrinsky Scale

3.5 Forks

Contact details: Moon

Address:  58 Bugrashov Street, Tel Aviv | Phone: 036291155
Opening Hours:  Every day -12:00 – 00:30
http://www.rest.co.il/sites/default.asp?txtRestID=195

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