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Kai’s more-than-serviceable sushi set to make waves

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The Ultimate Roll and assorted nigiri from Kai Sushi.


Rounding out the experience were absolutely delicious drinks created by Angela Yang. Kai utilizes sake in a good number of drinks, ranging from martinis to margaritas. I was apprehensive at first, but the sake made for a dangerously smooth drink compared to your typical tequila margarita and gin-based martini. The Lychee Martini, Sake-rita, and Sake Strawberry Daiquiri in particular are highly recommended.

To end the night, I had fried vanilla ice cream for dessert, which at this point was expectedly delicious. The service was excellent throughout, and the pride the chefs had in their food was clearly evident in every bite. Owner Stephen Yang told me that Kai Sushi was currently still in a “soft opening” phase, constantly refining and tweaking the menus until the scheduled grand opening in January to coincide with the Japanese New Year. By my reckoning, Kai’s offerings and considered delivery already trump many established sushi joints in town. This is one to seek out. •

 

Kai Sushi

2535 NW Loop 410
(210) 340-6688
kaisushisa.com

 

The Skinny

Quality sushi and Japanese comfort food served with passion.

 

Best Bets

All you can eat sushi rolls (Fri-Sun), Shrimp Tempura, Sake-Rita.

 

Hours

Lunch 11am-2:30pm Mon-Fri; Noon-3pm Sat & Sun; Dinner 5-10pm; Mon-Thurs; 5-10pm Fri-Sat

 

Prices

Dinner entrees $7 to $25

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