I’ll cram visit #2 and takeout order #3 into one blog post… well, technically I mean to say that my takeout order was my third experience eating delicious food from Sushi Ai. The food is definitely better fresh and eaten in the restaurant, but I’ll get to that in my review… sometimes a person just doesn’t want to leave the couch.
My second visit to Sushi Ai in Panorama Hills was with my friend G. She’s celiac so we had to ensure anything we ordered to share was free of soy sauce and breading/panko, but there were still plenty of options to choose from on the menu. I was impressed that an (albeit small) glass of wine was just $4.95!
We ordered edamame beans, seaweed salad, various sushi, salmon sashimi and the Cherry Blossom roll. We also ordered a negitoro roll but apparently I forgot to photograph it.
I ordered my own serving of the Chicken Nanban Roll because I wanted leftovers. Damn, that roll and the crispy fried chicken is delicious! I could eat it all day (quite literally). This is a meal for one, for sure, and for $15.45 I think it’s a great deal.
My takeout order from Sushi Ai was my first time ever placing an order through Skip the Dishes (yah, call me behind the times…). With the delivery fee plus a tip for the driver, it’s definitely a costly endeavour not to get off your ass and pick up the food yourself. I ordered the Calgary Roll (with tasty fried squid), Volcano Roll (with cream cheese and scallops) and the BC Roll (with crispy BBQ salmon skin). Since the sauces come in individual containers, it’s hard to know which sauces go with which roll (and trying to analyze the menu descriptions didn’t help me much). However, the rolls were tasty without the sauces and all the sauces went with all the rolls. I’m sure all these rolls would have been much better in person since they were kind of room temperature and squished into the containers, but I was feeling lazy. To note, the subtotal for the 3 rolls was $34.85 – reasonable… then add the delivery fee, GST and driver tip and the total turned into $46.49… to me, that is a lot for 3 rolls. Good thing they were good 😉