I was craving for sushi and decided to try somewhere new. Since I have a passport card, I looked at their website and thought the Sake House Sushi Bar & Grill sounds good. On our way there, we called and asked if there was a table for two available in 20 minutes. The gal said, they will put a table under our name. When arrived, we were standing four about 5 minutes before the hostess approached us. Actually, there wasn't a hostess, it was a waitress. Basically, the waitress is the hostess.
Once we were seated, the menu came quickly, so did the water (which is a good sign since I was dying of thirst!). We ordered quickly and the free edamame shortly after we ordered. We waited, for about 15-20 minutes before our food came. The Sukiyaki and Nabeyaki udon came the same time, and the sushi followed 15 minutes later.
The Sukiyaki was actually really good, I think one of the best I've had in a long time. It was soupy and flavorful. The only downside was there wasn't enough beef! Otherwise, it was great. After eating the Sukiyaki, I was having high expectations for The Nabeyaki, which turned out to be bland. The udon was too soft, and the broth tasted like fat-free chicken broth--just bland! I ate half of the udon and tossed it aside and moved on to the sushi. I tried their spider roll and was not impressed at all. The soft shell crab did not taste like crab, it was kind of mushy and not crunchy like it's supposed to be. I didn't taste the fried crab, rather, it was just doughy and soft. The spicey tuna was indeed spicy, but the tuna did not taste fresh. As for our salmon (sake), the portion was decent but again, it lacked the freshness. The surf clam (hokaki) was the best out of all the sushi pieces we ordered.
Over all, the sushi was just ok. As for the service? We didn't get our refill of water as often and I just didn't feel as if they tried hard. But I must acknowledge that their Beef Sukiyaki was to die for! So my verdict? I'll come back there for the Sukiyaki, but not for sushi, and definitely not for the nabeyaki udon!