Kadoya – Take Out Review

Kadoya Japanese on Urbanspoon I always ended up going to the same sushi restaurants, despite the huge number of them right in downtown. So I decided I would try something different for a change. I’ve always walked by Kadoya, and it seemed like it was always full, so I thought it couldn’t be bad. Because of time restraints, we decided to take out. I was kind of glad, cuz as soon as I walked in, I was engulfed into a hot, humid sauna. The restaurant was small and cramped, with barely any walking space nor spaces between each table. The body heat from the customers and kitchen was heating up the restaurant pretty bad. I felt I needed to open a window to ventilate the place. It wasn’t a restaurant where you could sit down and relax to eat. The restaurant also had this blue ambient light…it felt a bit cheap, and un-Japanese or un-sushi-restaurant like.

The staff greeted me quickly and took my order – one Assorted Sushi Combo $10.99 and Sakura Roll $8.99. I waited by the door where there was one chair. The take out was ready in a reasonable time, considering it was full house.

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Sakura roll $8.99 for 8 small pieces. That’s more than a $1 per piece!!! But tastes good though. (spicy tuna and scallop)

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Presentation wise, they need to work on making the rolls round and not squished. The ends are way too huge.

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When I got home, I was shocked to see the Sakura roll. It was so puny. I couldn’t believe that I paid $9 for it. Luckily, the Assorted Sushi Combo had many more pieces and we were able to split the two orders between the two of us – and to our content, were full at the end. Despite the small portion of the Sakura roll, it tasted really good, so a thumbs up. Thumbs down for the price though. The Assorted Sushi was pretty good as well – priced reasonably too. I wouldn’t mind going back again, but probably go for take out again, as I’m not sure I want to eat there on site. Overall, good!

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