Another better than average sushi joint around Orange County,
But one point that I have to clarify up front,
It's just better than "average,"
Doesn't mean that this place is great or very good.
Maki - Zushi -
Sushi Bar Area-
Soy sauce and Tea Cup-
I went there around 1:30 p.m.,
Didn't see that much traffic inside the restaurant,
Plus the sign of the restaurant says "California" Japanese cuisine,
I started to worry...
But since I'm here already,
I should just be a courageous woman, make up my mind and order a lot of food,
I am starving.
Hamachi Nigiri (Bottom) and Hamachi Toro Nigiri (Up)-
It's actually pretty good,
Just that Hacachi (yellow tail) toro weren't fat enough.
Seared Tuna Nigiri-
Topped with ponzu sauce,
The acidity from the citrus brings up the natural flavor of tuna,
I like it.
Not as good as I expected,
Not sweet enough, and not "creamy" enough.
However, it was pretty fresh.
Ankimo (monkfish liver) Nigiri-
Big fan of ankimo.
I went to a Japanese supermarket a while ago and saw a can of ankimo,
So I got too excited and brought it home without a second thought.
Right now I'm just having a headache of what to do with it,
Have to figure out a way to make it as good as the ones from a restaurant.
I can't be too picky about it since it's not the season for otoro at the moment.
For your information,
This order was $13.
Spicy Tuna Roll-
Topped with deep fried onion,
The overall flavor is too intense for me.
I love cream cheese.
I always like to finish my sushi meal with this order.
The overall experience at Maki - Zushi was not bad.
Even though they are kind of Americanized in some dishes,
Maki - Zushi still serves some rare-find ingredients for their sushi,
Such as Sayori (Japanese needle fish) and Sazae (sea snail),
And the waiter was very nice and friendly to me and my friend.
So will I come back in the future?
I think I should just pack my chopsticks and move on to the next stop.
Overall Rating: 6
Maki - Zushi
1641 Edinger Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780