Squash Sushi Stereotypes, Try the Best in Lansing
Sushi is often rejected before it is sampled. For someone who has never tried sushi before, it can be intimidating. The stereotype of sushi is bizarre, is it because you're putting a piece of raw fish into your mouth?
The first time I tried sushi I threw up before we were sat at our table. I was really nervous about the experience I was about to have. Who in their right mind would eat raw fish and why? I made a quiet exit to the restroom so I could take care of business, then I cleaned up and sat at my table with the my party and the rest is history. I fell in love with sushi immediately.
Looking back, it's kind of embarassing that I was that nervous to try a food. Throwing up over it was asnine. Whenever I step out of my "comfort zone" I get nervous, maybe you share the same feeling. Don't let that stop you from trying the one food I would eat for the rest of my life if I only had one food I could eat eternally.
What is sushi? Wikipedia describes sushi as:
is a Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice (鮨飯, sushi-meshi), usually with some sugar and salt, accompanied by a variety of ingredients (ねた, neta), such as seafood—often raw—and vegetables. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the one key ingredient is "sushi rice", also referred to as shari
As you can see the key component with sushi is the rice. What you add to it is entirely up to you. You could get a vegetable roll, a california roll or you can go for sashimi, fresh cut pieces of raw fish. I am a sashimi guy, I don't care for all of the extra rice. I'd rather fill up on fish. If you haven't tried sushi before, do yourself and your tastebuds a favor and give it a shot. The worst thing that could happen is that you don't like somethnig on the menu, over time you will discover the sushi that appeals to you the most.
5 Best Sushi Bars in Lansing Via Yelp
5. Maru Sushi & Grill - 1500 W Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Raksha R loved it:
Yesterday I went to this place. It was an amazing experience as everything turned out to be perfect the food we ordered, the seating we got, the vibe and the person who served us. His name is Ben and I would really want to thank him for being so humble and cheerful! We ordered cucumber infused house sake, crouching tiger roll, soy joy roll, crabbed mushrooms, vanilla bean cheesecake. Everything was scrumptious!!
4. Mi Sushi & Noodles - 3340 E Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Alexandra P kind of liked it:
Love. Love. LOVE! This is my new sushi spot! I'm pregnant, craving nigiri but the best I can do is some non fish options. Boooo. I decide to check out this new spot only 10min down the road from my house. I'm sure it'll be good I tell myself. I'm BLOWN away. The sushi is perfection. The avocado rolls made me feel like I was actually enjoying "real" sushi without the guilt of breaking all the rules my OB had set. The restaurant is DARLING. Adorable decor with fun anime hints. Loved the No Face coin eater I can't wait to be back for the real deal once I'm no longer eating for two!
3. Sansu Sushi and Cocktails - 4750 Hagadorn Rd #100, East Lansing, MI 48823
Jenni C is big fan:
Everything about this place was perfect, from the smiling host who greeted us and immediately took us to our table to the friendly and extremely attentive waiter to the delicious sushi that was fast and fresh. We arrived after a 14 hour drive from Virginia and were so happy to have chosen Sansu for dinner. We loved it all!
2. Mikado Sushi & Grill - 6439 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48911
Lucas R likes the portions:
I'm always surprised at how good this place is. Nothing fancy but everything's always done right and the sushi always tastes fresh and they give you big pieces.
1. Sushi Moto - 436 Elmwood Rd, Lansing, MI 48917
Joe C covers it:
Amazing food, super fast! Lots of sushi and sashimi options as well as delicious noodle and ramen dishes!
Sushi Moto is my favorite sushi place in Lansing. Try the Pink Ladies if you visit them. Our family also likes Ukai in Okemos. All of these sushi bars on the list are legit. Have some fun, try something new and help shred the stereotype of sushi being scary.