Worst thing since my first migraine!!!.
Went to this place late on a weeknight, since there was still people there and it had been recommended by someone who used to go there a few years ago when they lived in the area. People at the door were really welcoming, and the atmosphere and presentation was authentic.
So.. the Meso soup tasted a bit too salty, but I was way too hungry to care. When my Sushi Deluxe came, I was surprised I had still not finished my soup...(that was quick!) so far not bad... then a horrible smell hit me from the plate. I thought it might be the soy sauce, or anything else but the sushi. Took a closer look, and things were not alarming at first but rather unusual. Then noticed the Nigiri Sushis looked rather dry, and the rice would fall off the soft crab Gunkan Maki (the only thing that was descent ).
Smelled and tasted the salmon. Although did not smell too much, it was as chewy as ika (squid). Had the squid or octopus, or I think that's what it was, because from the smell and texture it was unlike anything else in the past, and not in a good way either. Then realized where the smell was coming from, the tuna? Yes of course, where was the color, the redness!?!
Smelled the other one, and the rolls, same thing. It was so bad, I could only try a role, to find out how bad it really was. By any means I am not a picky eater, but literally I could not touch the rest of it. Tried to have the shrimp, and that too, was so bad and old, I could not even force it down and had to take it out of my mouth. YES the shrimp, which is always your safest bet.
Conclusion? Mentioned to them not one thing was fresh, and it was like they had FORGOTTEN HOW to speak English all of the sudden... Mind you I was going to pay for the meal, so not looking for a free one, but they could not even offer a sorry or a sign of disappointment/remorse. Paid 19 bucks including tip and walked out, with the majority not even touched. For all I know, they will give that to the next guy, which is probably what happened to me!
I don't know how the rest of the menu is and they may be okay. But avoid the sushi at this place. You can expect the sushi to make you as sick as my stomach felt for hours after and the whole 9 yards.
Definitely one of the worst sushi places in Boston area. Go to Kayuga... I have frequently been there every month over the past 8.5 years, not once did I have this type of experience. Basically put: your local supermarket sushi will be better than Mr. Sushi's.
this place is done.
i used to come here all the time but not anymore. the food is so inconsistent and not to mention, the service is nothing to rave about. last time i ordered kalbi, it was dry. the sushi wasn't so fresh either.
nowadays, i just go further down harvard ave for great korean & more exotic choices. hint, check out korea garden -- so much yummier.
Crave sushi in the brookline area?. Mr. Sushi in Coolidge Corner is located right next to Zaftigs, they serve Korean and Japanese food. When I'm craving either Udon Noodles or a hot bowl of Bi Bim Bab, Mr. Sushi is my first choice in the Brookline area. They are a bit expensive but the quality of their ingredients really makes it worth while, also they have great service and they are super fast in getting your food out. It's a great place to gather with a large group of friends too, they've got the space without making you feel cramped. Their sushi selection is pretty standard, but again it's the quality of their ingredients that makes their sashimi just that much better than any other sushi place in the area.
great casual cheap sushi. I decided on this place for my sushi loving/picky eater friend and we both loved it. Very casual- walk in in what ever attire and get low priced great eats- we loved our plate of sushi and got it for $40. very friendly staff and fine timing service.
great sushi!. I got around to going to mr. sushi with a friend after years of going to the same 2 places in the fenway area and I was really pleasantly impressed. The quality of the raw fish was incredible and the price of the whole dinner was much cheaper than I would have expected. Service was good but is definitely the weakest of all factors at mr. sushi. I am planning on going back and trying the house 'cooked' specialties as well next time and I have the feeling it was also be a very good meal!
GREAT SUSHI!. The fish is always fresh, and the service is great. The sushi chef is always willing to make adjustments to the rolls to make me happy - no tobiko, change to shrimp etc. The non-sushi dishes are great also!
Bargain prices make up for so-so sushi at this popular haunt of hungry academics and Coolidge Corner workers..
A favorite among the hordes of students and young professionals that call the Coolidge Corner area home, Mr. Sushi has enjoyed lines out the door since its opening in 1987. True aficionados know that better-quality sushi can be found elsewhere (down the street at Fugakyu, for one), but the affordable prices and breadth of menu items here can't be beat. Service depends on the time of visit; on busy weekend nights, expect to wait for that extra side of wasabi.
The dinner menu's 100-plus items are split fairly evenly between familiar favorites (steamed shrimp dumplings, lightly battered vegetable tempura) and rare Japanese delicacies (boiled baby octopus, quail eggs). Most diners opt for fresh California rolls and satisfying chicken teriyaki. Entrees, which include several Korean specialties like Bi Bim Bab, come with smoky miso soup and a simple garden salad. Tangy ginger ice cream provides a palate-pleasing finish.
I've ordered delivery from Mr Sushi and it's decent sushi at decent prices. Sometimes they've messed up the order, but it's usually about things like salad, or rolls, or missing sets of chopsticks that I am unconcerned about anyways. If they messed up my sushi order though, there'd be h*** to pay!
In any case, I found Mr Sushi unexciting. Not great, but not expensive either. Good if you're jonesing for some sushi but if you're looking for quality, go elsewhere.
shocking treatment of patrons with babies. my infant son and i met two friends and their babies for lunch today at MR. SUSHI in brookline. just after we ordered, the restaurant owner came to our table and told us not to return to the restaurant. he claimed he had lost a customer because of us. it was just after 12:00 noon when were were there, the resaurant was full to about 15% of capacity and our babies were quiet and content making just the occasional sound of baby joy (not that that should matter so long as there was room to seat us, but to give you added perspective on the owner's hostility to patrons with babies). needless to say, we will be taking our business elsewhere from now on. we hope other parents and their babies are spared such crass discriminatory treatment in the future.
A Brookline Gem. Mr. Sushi is often overshadowed by its trendier Japanese counterpart, Fugakyu. However, this restaurant is a true gem! It offers excellent value and great food. Also, I have never had any problems with the service. My girlfriend and I are regulars there and would recommend going for their lunch boxes which offer a nice variety at great prices. While Fugakyu is excellent, Mr. Sushi offers better value for the everyday sushi lover.
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