mY rEVIEW OF wASABI'S IN dOWNTOWN rOANOKE
I love good sushi and sashimi. I'm not talking about the ridiculous sorts of maki rolls you can find all over the place. I'm talking about varieties of fresh, raw fish. To me, finding a good sushi restaurant is an opportunity to try an exotic type of food that is presented in a way that highlights the natural flavor.
In my opinion, Wasabi's meets the bill of a great sushi restaurant (despite their bad website).
I wasn't the first one in my family to discover Wasabi's. As is the case with most sushi restaurants, my dad beat me to the punch. He has been eating sushi and sashimi on a weekly basis for the past 15 years and has tried restaurants all over the country. He ranks Wasabi's near the top. He has reached that level where he is able to walk in to the restaurant and they know his name and what he'll be ordering without even asking him. In my limited experiences, I'd agree with him.
The key to great sushi is the freshness of the fish. Not only can old fish make you very ill, it just doesn't taste very good. For something that typically isn't cheap, no one wants to have a meal that doesn't taste good and has a chance of making them sick. Fortunately, I've never had a problem with anything being less than fresh from Wasabi's.
In my work, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to talk to people about restaurants in the Roanoke area, especially downtown. I recommend all sorts of places all over the city and hope I direct people to an enjoyable dining experience. Whenever they ask me my favorite place to eat downtown, I tell them Wasabi's.
214 Market Street SE, Roanoke, VA 24011