In a word: Fast, affordable, good (pick three).
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JM ate the beef short ribs.
Nichole ate the yellowfin and eel avocado rolls.
The bill was $22, or $11/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Sushi Express a B+ (see our grading rubric).
Given Sushi Express's neighbor A8 China, we were concerned. A8 had proven just how much campus denizens are willing to compromise for their fast Asian cuisine (answer: a lot, but hey, A8 is still open). We thought Sushi Express might be the same concept, only applied to a cuisine that is hard to get right and easier to make you ill. We won't bury the lede: Sushi Express passes the test and then some.
Nichole got sushi (it's in the name after all) and her yellowfin and eel avocado rolls were fine. JM got the beef short ribs which were plentiful and filling, even if he did have to gnaw a little longer than he'd hoped. Watching University Avenue bustle is always a pleasant experience and the front window counter is nice place to bask in the late winter.
The kitchen is hopping and even one of the chefs took our order when we didn't realize there was table service. Everyone is really nice and pitches in to make this a low-cost alternative when time or money is in short supply and you really need your nori.