Sushi Blues Cafe
3 out of 5 stars
I may risk being labeled a sushi snob if I keep giving eateries around here less than 4 or 5 but I have mixed feelings about Sushi Blues. In a nutshell: atmosphere was nice, food was ok, and the service was slow. Which is strange considering that the place is tiny inside and there were two servers.
Generally the rolls were bountiful but the fish didn't seem super fresh. Also, the seaweed was different from the seaweed I am used to, it was thicker and dry. The rolls offered are relatively creative, and the cooked dishes smelled great. We ordered a spicy scallop roll (tasty), a bagel roll, a santana roll, and another roll with eel. We also split a seaweed salad. You can tell that the owners don't really value high quality sushi because they don't even have a tip jar for the chefs! It's rare to see that. I've heard this place described as a "sushi sweatshop".
We were there on a Tuesday so when we left around 9pm, the bar was completely packed and it was hard to even get out! The people love their half price sushi! I would probably return but not to be wowed.Sushi Blues Cafe 301 Glenwood Ave Ste 110
Raleigh, NC 27603