If you’re anything like me, you know good sushi when you eat it! I recently took a trip down to Isle of Palms and had the craving. Unfortunately, I was with some diners that weren’t as into raw fish as I am, so we had to find a compromise.
I came across Yamato Japanese Restaurant in Mt Pleasant. I live in Washington, D.C., and I have been to a Yamato restaurant at home, so if this one was anything like the one at home, it would be sushi and hibachi. This way my guests could have their cooked food and I could still have mine raw.
I was right, we all got our fix, but I was left with something to be desired. I like a variety when I’m going for sushi, and always like to try something new. Yamato had some variety, but all combinations that they offered, I had tried before. You’ll find the California roll, salmon and cream cheese, tuna roll, spider roll, Alaska roll, rainbow roll and nigiri selection on their menu.
If you go, I would recommend that you try the dynamite roll for a little heat and the Mt Pleasant roll, it’s a nice combo. A tip for roe enthusiasts like me: Order a piece of Tobiko (Flying Fish Roe) Nigiri, it’s a less expensive way to be able to add Tobiko to all of your rolls, everyone likes the “pop, pop,” right?
You can find Yamato on the Web and set up a reservation online at the site below.
Although Yamato was a nice start, I didn’t truly get my desired sushi fix. So later in the week, I convinced my boyfriend to take me out for sushi just one more time, just the two of us.
We went to Kobe Japanese Steak & Seafood House in North Charleston, and it hit the spot!
The menu speaks for itself They have my favorite, white tuna; it’s so buttery and fabulous, and in this trip, it did not disappoint. The spicy scallop was impressive, and I got to try red snapper for the first time.
If you go, try some of the appetizers too, the baby octopus and tuna tataki start the meal off nicely.
So for your next trip to Isle of Palms, be sure to check out the sushi scene. There are even more options than I have listed here, but these were the only ones I got to try on my trip.
If it’s one of your first times diving into the world of sushi, check out Yamato, they won’t scare you off. If you’re a seasoned veteran like me, definitely go to Kobe! And if you try somewhere else, please let me know, I’m always up to try out a great new sushi restaurant!