Thursday, October 2, 2014
Rate-A-Restaurant #326: Sushi Land (Glendale)
Restaurant: Sushi Land
Location: 116 S Maryland Ave. (Glendale)
Type of restaurant: Sushi
We stipulated: We were looking for a quick, close-by dinner with the kids. Sushi sounded good, but rather than check out one of our usual spots, we decided to try Sushi Land. We knew the kids would get a kick out of the rotating sushi belt.
They stipulated: A sushi conveyor belt offers plates of inexpensive sushi -- $1, $1.50, $2 or $3. Customers can also order from the menu if none of their favorites are on the conveyor belt.
What we ordered: A wide variety, including mountain veggie ($1), smoked squid ($1.50), shrimp tempura roll ($1.50), tuna roll ($1.50), spicy tuna rol ($2), udon noodle soup ($3)
High point: The prices are fantastic -- you can eat well here on a budget. And the kids did indeed get a kick out of the conveyor belt.
Low point: We ordered a few items off the menu, and they never came. The restaurant wasn't busy while we were there, yet the sushi chefs kept forgetting we had ordered things.
Overall impression: You get what you pay for. If you're looking to fill your belly for cheap, this is your place. But don't expect amazing sushi. This is grocery-store level sushi.
Will we return: Not any time soon. I think there are probably other cheap sushi places to try first.