Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Sushi Fork in Dallas

First time trying Sushi Fork. My kids have been here once or twice and said it was good. One has had the Three Amigos and the other did a create-your-own.

This time around, my wife and one child each got the Three Amigos ($13.00 each). The other child got a CYO Seaweed with Tempura Shrimp, Sprouts, Lettuce, Carrot, Sesame Seeds, Tempura Crunch, Cilantro, Mango and Sweet Soy (Eel) Sauce and then the entire roll was deep fried ($8.00).

But this is not their story...mostly.

I ordered the Tempura Shrimp Roll ($5.00) and the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ($5.50). I place my order online through their website and I went to pick it up at the time it listed on my order confirmation.

Upon arrival, I noticed there were only two pint-sized females in the restaurant and no one else but the employees. However, my order was not ready by the time it said it would be. It took about 7-10 minutes more after arriving at the door. Not a good start.

When done, I get the food home quickly as it's only about a five minute drive. I'm very hungry and I waste no time getting the food out of the bag once I get to my dining room table.

I first try a piece of the Tempura Shrimp Roll. It's kind of luke warm and kind of crumbles apart. I think this is because the rice isn't rolled well enough or sticky enough and they placed this roll in with my kids deep-fried CYO which made for a bit of moisture within the to-go box.

I then tried the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Based on the description from the menu for the KKBB, I expected more...a lot more. There was no kiss and definitely no bang. In fact, I don't think I even tasted or felt one pop rock! That was the main reason I got it was I wanted to see what the pop rocks would do to the taste of the roll, if anything. Unfortunately the only thing that I could really taste was the cream cheese with a hint of sweet soy sauce. This roll too would crumble because the rice wasn't sticky enough or some other reason. Although both fell apart, the only difference with the KKBB and the TSR is that the KKBB was in a box by itself.

The other part of the story is the CYO. It did not have some of the ingredients my kid specifically selected as part of the CYO order. It was missing the sprouts, mango and sweet soy (eel) sauce. Of course, we didn't find this out until we are already home. All the items were listed on the print out of my receipt which I'm sure also were on the print out for the restaurant to follow when building the CYO. It's very simple to follow the list and they still failed.

I guess one positive was that the wife and other kid said the Three Amigos was good but I'm not sure it's worth $13.00.

So, my first experience was overall not a positive one at Sushi Fork. I would expect some possibility of failure to produce a quality product if the place was extremely busy but the lack of time and effort to make sure the finished product did not fall apart or had all the ingredients requested when the restaurant is basically dead is unacceptable to me.

That's my take on Sushi Fork. Although it is conveniently located, I'm not sure I'll eat here again because there are other places (like Sushi Kyoto II) that have already impressed me at similar or better cost but definitely with better quality and taste.

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