Sushi Zero One
Posted by Degan on September 8th, 2012
I try to eat only good quality, sustainable fish, so I don’t get take-out sushi very often (and all-you-can-eat just gives me the heebies) but I’ve heard good things about Sushi Zero One so I stopped in for lunch. The place is tiny and packed with people either waiting to pick up to go orders or dining solo with a magazine or iPhone. Menus and specials hang from the ceiling in a haphazard way and behind them staff are rapidly preparing and packaging fish.
I had the Today’s Special D* (Gorgeous Chirashi Don) partly because I love the name and partly because it gave the best selection of items. It came with ebi (shrimp), ikura (salmon roe), albacore tuna, sockeye salmon, hotate (Japanese Scallop), hamachi (yellow tail), shrimp, tobiko (flying fish roe) and tamago (egg) on a bed of rice with strips of nori, slice of lemon, pea sprouts, pickled ginger, wasabi and a shiso leaf. It comes with miso soup on the side too, which is a nice touch. So there’s a lot going on there in terms of flavour and texture. I found the shrimp dry, which I almost always do (especially if it’s frozen) and some of the fish (in particular the albacore) were cut too thickly or in a strange way but for the most part I enjoyed it. The scallops in particular were very good.
*The daily specials appear to mean daily in that they’re there every day.