Sugoi Sushi, located inauspiciously across from Walmart, offers up quick food frills by being the newest (and only) sushi conveyor belt restaurant in town.
“This is kind of a newer idea,” said Jane Su, a manager at the restaurant.
The menu is designed mostly using a color-coded plate system. Plates in a variety of colors represent various menu items of different prices, like edamame and Philadelphia rolls, ranging from less than $2 to upwards of $3.
Patrons can choose from a colorful selection of appetizers, sashimi plates, nigiri, sushi rolls, and entrees like tempura and udon soup. Mochi ice cream is offered up for dessert in a variety of flavors, too. And yes, there’s booze. Sip on some sake or beer between stuffing your face with pieces of your spicy salmon roll.
Vegetarian options, like seaweed salad, tempura, and a few veggie maki rolls, are also on the menu.
Su emphasized that the restaurant uses fresh seafood and tries hard to keep prices low.
“We try to keep our fish as fresh as we can for our customers,” she said.
Su and her fellow employees decided to open the restaurant at what they consider the perfect location.
“We were traveling around to find a good place. Portland has a lot of these [sushi conveyor belt] restaurants. Corvallis has young people and some big companies,” she said. “We found the perfect spot on 9th Street.”
While Sugoi Sushi has only been open less than a month, they already have a steady stream of regulars who come in and enjoy the food.
Sugoi Sushi is open from 11 a.m. to
9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
Fridays and Saturdays. For info, visit www.ilovesugoisushi.com.
By Abbie Tumbleson