I feel pretty triumphant. I ate sushi. And I actually enjoyed it! Nhinja Sushi & Wok restaurant converted me into a sushi-eater.
Being a California girl, people are kind of shocked I don’t like sushi. Until two years ago, I hadn’t even tasted proper sushi. My friends took me out for sushi, but I chickened out and ate some chow mein instead. I’m not a huge fan of fish, and the seaweed wrapper has often made me nauseous because of its fishiness.
This time, I decided to brave it. In the middle of Oklahoma, I had my first successful sushi experience. And in order to celebrate that, I’ll share my experience. This is a new part of the site I’m developing for locals and anyone interested in eatery reviews.
We went to a clean, modern restaurant called Nhinja Sushi and Wok. We chose a few sushi rolls to try out. I added a bowl of egg drop soup as backup in case the sushi didn’t work out.
The soup was good, nothing too special. It was a hot soup with egg, sesame oil, and green onions to top it off.
We had three different types of sushi: spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, and shrimp with cream cheese.
My favorite? The tempura shrimp roll: textures of soft rice, crunchy tempura, and creamy avocado wrapped in nori (seaweed wrap). It was drizzled with a “dynamite sauce” which was most likely sriracha mayo. Yum.
Overall, this sushi place was pretty good for a first time experience. Service was quick and food was pretty good. It wasn’t super amazing, but it passed expectations for decent sushi (not that I’m a sushi expert).
The staff was pretty nice, too. I ordered some Lo Mein for takeout later (the sushi didn’t satisfy my hunger. ha), and the manager was there to give me my order. She was so sweet and making jokes with baby, offering him juice, and so on. It was a really pleasant way to end our night at the restaurant.
Here’s the info for OKC/Edmond locals: 13905 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134
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