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Wasabi 6/9/2007

We made a visit to a relatively new restaurant in suburban Amherst called “Wasabi”. Our local restaurant critic had awarded it high marks and always being on the lookout for good sushi/sashimi, since both Kuni’s and Tsunami have closed, we decided to see if the high marks were deserved. We started out with an interesting variation on hot and sour soup prepared with a miso base and having shrimp, scallop tofu and mushrooms. It was excellent. We also had yakitori and a pepper tuna wasabi salad. Everything was very good. I decided to try the Omakase for an entrée and my companions had an assortment of sushi and sashimi. The quality was excellent, the presentation very attractive and the quantity was outstanding. All in all, we sampled the eel, toro, tuna, octopus, white tuna, salmon, mackerel, yellowtail, flying fish roe, a couple of rolls – the lobster and the eel/avocado – and there wasn’t anything that I wouldn’t order again. Adjacent tables had some good looking tempura which I want to try on my next visit. The menu is varied and extensive and the sushi bar looked very well stocked – exceptionally well actually. Obviously, we’ll be back. So far, with the possible exception of Kuni’s Takeout, this is the best local sushi restaurant of which I am aware. And by local, I do not mean to include Canadian locations in Niagara Falls or Toronto. Try it; you’ll really like it – if you like sushi and sashimi or Japanese cuisine. more
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