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“Best sushi in Rome”

Mitsuba Japanese Cuisine
Ranked #17 of 86 Restaurants in Rome
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Mitsuba is a strip mall sushi place, not a $300 a person Omakase in Manhattan, so it can’t be judged on the same standards. On a lunch visit I ordered the Chirishisushi, literally scattered sushi, which consists of sashimi pieces on a bowl of rice rather than individual pieces of nigiri or rolls. This gives you a one-stop test of the quality of both the fish and the rice. The scattered fish included two pieces each of Maguro (tuna), “white tuna,” Hamachi (yellowtail), sake (salmon), Tai (not really Tai but Red Snapper, Kani Kamaboko (fake crab stick that always shows up in California Rolls) and one big Ebi (shrimp) atop a bed of rice with the added bonus of pieces of pickled Daikon. All the fish was fresh and high quality. The dish comes with soup and salad. The miso soup was properly flavorful and hot but a bit shy of the pieces of tofu and seaweed that one normally finds. As far as the salad goes, as far as I can remember, this is the first sushi bar I’ve ever been to that has a salad bar. I put together the traditional salad with ginger dressing, but one could go in a different direction. There is a full bar with beer, wine, sake and hard liquor. A word about service, since I saw some negative comments: although it was admittedly a slow lunch, I found service to be excellent, friendly and quickly responsive. Prices were reasonable and active duty military (there are a number in the area) get 10% off. Again, this is not a Manhattan sushi bar with fish flown in daily from Tokyo, but if you are in Rome, New York and need a sushi fix this is your place.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a small Japanese Restaurant that serves sushi and other traditional Japanese food, I will state upfront I am not into sushi but my daughter who went with me is. She had the Dragon Ball, Monster Roll, and Mango Roll. She said they were excellent. I got the Steak Hibachi which the steak was tender and tasty. It came with fried rice and sauteed veggies. It was pretty good but not as good as some other places I have eaten at. The decor and ambiance is nice and it has a good atmosphere. The servers are very attentive and checked on our table enough times. For Rome NY this is quite a nice place and I will come here again.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Went during lunch. Got the lunch sushiroll...which was lacking flavor. Miso soup tasted like it came from an instant soup pouch. Service was ok, just our server didn't understand English (We asked what was popular to eat for lunch).

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I was in Rome. And you know what they say: "When in Rome do as the Romans do." Well, maybe not! Because there's a lot of places to eat in Rome. You know? The usual. And some small family-owned grill-type restaurants also. But many Americans are still leary of sushi. It's becoming more popular and it's healthy. But some can't get past the idea of raw fish. But there's many kinds of sushi, both raw and cooked. And it's better than you might think. Really tasty! Anyway, this classy Japanese restaurant has much more than sushi. You oughta try Yaka Sobi. It's stir fried Japanese noodles with vegetables and chicken. And there's a whole lot more on the menu. But if you've never experienced sushi and would like to try it, this is a good place to give it a shot. Mitsuba is reasonable for lunch. There's an elegance to the place and it would make a great place to take a date or the whole family.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

What a great little restaurant.
Service with a smile and the food is really excellent . Had the Udon Chicken. Made my day, could not finish it , large portions.
Udon soup on a cold winters day is the way to go.
Been here before and will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2017
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