Monday, August 23, 2010
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I have been waiting for this place to open. I had just gotten to like the Teriyaki restaurant that was here and then one day when we stopped for lunch, there was a sign on the door saying that they were closed, they did say however that they would soon be opening as Sushi Track, a new restaurant.
The location is 7458 N Division St... across from the north-side Costco store. There are several other restaurants in this shopping center, so there must be a lot of people in the area who like to eat! I know I do... and I am learning about sushi..
I had heard of Sushi Track (Kaiten.. aka conveyor belt) type of restaurants before, Seattle, Portland Area... big cities like that have them. Certainly these are popular in places like Japan and China too... but Spokane? Wow. This could really put us on the map!
Curious me, has been stopping by frequently to check out the progress and see when they were actually opening. It's been hard to get information.... and I missed day one, and two and three.. but who is counting?
I was happy when while passing by to see what was happening there, I saw the signage; "Grand Opening." I soon found myself inside and I must say, it was quite nice. Another adjective I can think of is fascinating. I think that I kinda like it.
I think sushi is beautiful... artistic... and very intriguing. While I was dining, the lady next to me ordered a hand roll and wow... I wish I could have taken a picture of it! I loved the way it was served.
I love the sushi boats too. You can see the sushi boats back by the chefs counter. These are amazing to see come to your table when they are full of wonderful things to eat.
What is it like to eat here?
Well... the atmosphere is pleasant, even with the track going. One man commented to the waitress that he really like the music, which was the Beatles' songs.. done Japanese style. I liked the the idea that is was oriental music, even if the songs were by those English boys of yesterday.
To give you a bit of a perspective of what eating here is like, I will say that it is like this:
There you are.... sitting at your booth or at the lunch counter, just watching the sushi pass by...... picking whatever you like to eat as it passes on the track. There are signs to tell you what you are about to eat too.... and everything is covered. Well most everything....
Most of the food that goes past is ... you probably guessed, sushi, but there are other things, like Rangoon and Dim Sum, things like that... and spring rolls too. You know the price of the item on the track by the color of the dish and they have a chart to help you remember how much each one is. The gentleman to my left and his friend had about seven plates stacked up. Obviously they thought the sushi was pretty good.
In the far end of the restaurant is the sushi chef who not only made food but happily greeted people as they came in The place was quite busy,, not overcrowded, just busy and the sushi was a sight to see. I opted for the California roll and I ordered from the menu too....
. I order4ed the vegetable tempura... consisting of potato, sweet potato, mushroom, broccoli, and carrot which came with a green salad. (Not pictured here.)
Sushi... it's not just food, it's an experience, and eating at the new Sushi Track restaurant is too. It's food on the go for people on the go...and if you pick your sushi right it's not only delicious, but nutritious too.
Click here for a money saving coupon. This is a "buy one get one free" teriyaki dinner. Of course you have to purchase a teriyaki dinner and two drinks, but you get a second dinner if you print out the coupon and bring it with you . Do this before the coupon expires!
And if you click here you can watch an entertaining "sushi's eye view" of a conveyor type restaurant that I think is kinda fun.