Zushi Sushi Issaquah
I heard about a good Sushi restaurant in Issaquah. I drove by it a few times and thought nothing of it based on it’s location at a run down strip mall and a plain sign. I read some great reviews on Yelp so decided to try it out.
Despite the terrible exterior and location, inside is cozy and inviting with a modern looking sign. This sign should also be on the outside to entice customers in I think. We ran into some people we know who were enjoying a variety of sushi. The place had a steady stream of customers on a Friday night. We ordered a bento with chicken Katsu (no pork Katsu available) which came with Spicy Tuna Rolls, 4 assorted nigiri sushi, fried pot stickers, miso soup and a salad. The salad was fresh and not doused with too much dressing. The Miso Soup was luke warm, it should be served warm. Nigiri sushi was very good and fresh. I think they know how to cut and prepare sushi here.
Zushi Sushi Issaquah Bento
We also ordered a Tempura Roll with spicy mayo and Agedashi Tofu. Agedashi Tofu was a bit plain to my taste, would not order that again. Tempura roll was good with a nice crunch, but little too big for one bite. We saw our neighboring table enjoying Ama Ebi (raw sweet shrimp) and it was served with the head part deep fried like it should. That looked very good.
Tempura Roll Zushi Sushi with spicy mayo
Zushi Sushi Agedash Tofu Issaquah
Overall, I think sushi is prepared nicely here, oh and did I mention they have FRESH wasabi? That is pretty rare, especially in Issaquah. Zushi Sushi is run by Koreans (Sushi Chef Jeong worked at the W Hotel in Seattle and learn about sauces in France), and the tempura shows it. In all my life, never had that tender, airy, crispy and light tempura at a non-Japanese run Japanese restaurant. Service was friendly and attentive. If you ask for hot tea, they will bring a lovely pot of Genmai Cha (green tea with roasted grain), a nice treat. Total check including drinks came under $60 for two. The meal was enjoyable, not amazing, but a great addition to Issaquah. Try it out, Zushi Sushi is located next to Lover’s or Joker’s Pub below Fred Meyer on the way to Costco.
Open 7 days a week
11 AM – 9 PM
Mirchi Indian Restaurant Issaquah
Mirchi Indian Restaurant Issaquah
There’s a new Indian Restaurant in Issaquah — Mirchi Indian Restaurant. We had lunch there recently and it was delicious! It is located right next to Taco Time on your way to Costco. The entrance is confusing as there are many doors into the restaurant. Mainly it is frequented by Indian families, so it must be good, rigfht? Once we were settled into our booth, we ordered hot chai and 2 Samosas to start. Samosas are turn-over type of appetizer that are filled with potatoes and other veggies sauteed in light curry sauce. It was served with 2 great sauces. Then, we ordered Chicken Tikka Masala, Garlic Naan, and Vegetable Biryani. It was filling, satisfying and delicious. Tikka Masala was just as you would expect, rich and creamy. They also have Butter Chicken if you prefer that. Veggie Biryani was also delicious, lightly spicy and served with curry sauce and yogurt. I also enjoyed the red onions served with the Biryani.
Their lunch specials which comes with Naan sounded good for weekdays. I am so glad that there is a good Indian restaurant near by and we don’t always have to drive all the way to Renton for Naan ‘n’ Curry.
- Mirchi Indian Cafe
5625 221st Pl SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
b/t 56th St & 60th St
- Phone number(425) 651-4344
We visited Mirchi Indian Cafe again. This time we tried the Dosa (big pancake like dough) and had the mango lassi and Tikka Masala again. Mango Lassi is pre-made, not bad, my son finished it.
Dosa Mirchi Issaquah
The husband did not like Mirchi as much as Tikka Masala on Gilman. He said the food got cold right away. I think they don’t heat the serving plates before adding food. We did not like the Dosa, too greasy for our taste. I would still return for the lunch special though. I will have it to go and heat it at home. This is still a fairly new restaurant and I’m not sure if the owners operated a restaurant before. Two times in a row, we had to wait to get seated for a long time before anyone noticed. This happened to each customer as we were seated. I do like the separate take out counter though. Not a perfect restaurant, but worth a try in Issaquah.