18 Jun 2010 @ 7:13 PM 

Okinawa sushi, at 124th & L. (I can’t find a website for them – sorry!)
As you may or may not have noticed, we’re big sushi fans. Omaha Critic is more about the sashimi/nigiri, while I am definitely more about the maki rolls. But when there’s a new sushi place opening, you can bet it’s on our radar. I hit up Okinawa early in the evening on their grand opening weekend. Now – I will admit, I expected there to possibly be some bumps, given that it was their opening weekend, but it wasn’t too bad. We tried the Gyoza appetizer, which was pretty good. We also tried the california roll (if a sushi place can’t do a cali roll, they need to close up!), a tempura shrimp and crab roll (I think it’s called a rocky roll), the shrimp naruto roll, and the “Golden Eagle”.

The sushi, overall, was good. It doesn’t compete with my favorite sushi place, but it was good, and better than some of the other places locally. The service was fairly good, if not really communicative. The cali, rocky roll, and naruto roll all came out together, and we had quite a while to finish them before the Golden Eagle came out. The Eagle, which we ordered on the recommendation of the server, is a tempura roll with tempura banana and a special sauce. Unfortunately, because that came out quite awhile after our other rolls, we were too full to really enjoy it, and took the majority of it home. (Cold – not so great.)

The restaurant, being brand new, was clean and nice, if a little small. The food was good, and the service fairly decent. My only complaint about this restuarant was that they charged us for refills on our drinks. Normally, this wouldn’t annoy me because most places tell you they charge – but Okinawa didn’t. Also, the server started asking if we wanted refills before we were even half way through the drinks, and did refill them far before they were empty. SO – it was just a minor annoyance, but it bugged me.

I’m feeling 3 stars on this one. Some room for improvement, but not bad overall. We’ll definitely give this one a try another time, and see if that moves up!

Posted By: The Critical Wife
Last Edit: 18 Jun 2010 @ 07:14 PM

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  1. Kathy says:

    Just came back from there. NOT impressed. There Miso soup is like water. I had the snow white roll…and did NOT care for it at all. There menu is small, and prices are high. I will continue to stick with my favorite place!

  2. Paula says:

    Have eaten here twice in the last month. Clean restaurant, attentive and friendly service. Found the shrimp mariposa to be dellighful. The sushi rolls and sashimi were all very good, fresh, firm and sweet. Presentation gets good marks too. Tonight I tried the snow white roll and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is much to choose from and you’re sure to find something good even if you don’t like fish or seafood. Prices reasonable.

  3. Scott says:

    Worst Sushi in Omaha. Not good and do not recommend. Rolls were tasteless, Miso soup the same, Sashimi was solid, but that is where it ended. This place is not going to make it.

  4. Adam says:

    A friend of mine at work picked up dinner one night on his lunch break as they were closing. He got a cooked meal and they gave him a tray of dynamite rolls, or TNT rolls, I’m not sure which. The server called it one, but the menu called it the other. My friend is not a sushi eater, so he gave the tray to me, and I thought they were fantastic. I could have made a whole meal out of this one kind of sushi. I can’t wait to find the time to sample more of what they have to offer.

  5. Patty says:

    My husband and I stopped in for sushi Friday night and was pleasantly surprised. The sushi we had was fabulous! The service was outstanding. Their prices are higher than our favorite place, but you do get what you pay for. The atmosphere was very simple, but the food was worth it. We won’t go there every time, but we will for a special treat!

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