Furagu Sushi: San Mateo, CA
Who can come to a state where half of it is coastline and not eat sushi!? We made sushi our post-race meal after completing the SF Rock-n-Roll Half-marathon, and it was the best decision ever. Protein, carbs, and cleanliness – you can’t ask for a better post race meal than that! I had to get my nigiri in as well as some more ramen. For some reason I was craving tempura as well so the following was my massive consumption to make up for all the calories lost during my 13.1 mile race:
- sashimi plate, chef’s choice
- tamago nigiri
- tempura ramen
- super fresh cuts of fish: I am not surprised since this is California
- generous cuts: medium to thick cuts, not too thin
- salmon was insanely melt-in-your-mouth delicious
- tuna could have been a bit more melt-in-your-mouth
- decent for the price
- average compared to most other restaurants in regards to thickness
- not overcooked
- personally I’d prefer a slightly thicker cut. Eggs aren’t expensive and neither is soy sauce, mirin, or bonito stock.
Tempura Ramen: the one thing I liked about this was that the tempura was served separately from the ramen and soup. This kept the tempura crispy until you were ready to eat it. What I didn’t get though was that it was served with tempura dipping sauce. Was I supposed to put the tempura in the soup like tempura udon or eat it separately?
- very good assortment of tempura: not skimpy
- came out hot and crispy, not soggy
- ramen soup was very flavorful, I believe it was a basic tonkatsu broth and not a vegetarian broth but I could be mistaken
- slightly more “toppings” for the ramen instead of just spinach. An Egg or bamboo would be great, or even two slices of kamaboko fishcake slices.
It’s definitely a great place to just get some good solid Japanese sushi and/or Japanese food. The staff was fantastic: I actually left my phone on the table, and they kept it behind their counter when I called them to pick it up. Most restaurants wouldn’t have kept it, at least not the majority of Korean ones here in Atlanta. One had even chucked a water bottle and refused to go look for it in the kitchen even though we were only there about thirty minutes ago. This was top-notch customer service in my opinion. I’d totally come here again. In summary:
- sashimi plate, chef’s choice: ***.85 (3.85 stars)
- tamago nigiri: ***.65 (3.65 stars)
- tempura ramen: ***.75 (3.75 stars)
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