Sushi Sakana Japanese Restaurant spoils the Lunch Bunch

By Wendy Pollitzer

May 12, 2011

DSCN9142The Lunch Bunch traveled over the Russell Bell Bridge to Sushi Sakana in the BI-LO Shopping Center, located at 860 Parris Island Gateway.  This was our second trip to the popular eatery, and we were spoiled once again.

Instead of ordering from the menu, the owners served us rolls that were on the menu and some that were especially created for us.  We were in sushi heaven!

We began with the Coco Roll, which was basically a California Roll on the bottom and topped with squid salad, spicy crab, Masago and crunchy mix. We were off to a good start with this roll.

DSCN9135Next came the famous Birthday Roll, which is prepared at the table over flames. It’s still a secret recipe, but I am determined to one day find out the ingredients.  It’s definitely the ‘most fun’ item on the menu. If you have kids who may be weary about sushi, they will love this roll! Who doesn’t like any food on fire?

After the flaming roll, we had the Super Crunchy Roll. It was filled with shrimp tempura, cream cheese and avocado and topped with spicy crab and crunchy mix, tasting similar to the French fried onions you put on top of a green bean casserole.

DSCN9140We were then served the Misty Roll, named for a Marine Captain in charge of all the Drill Instructors on Parris Island who comes in every day to Sushi Sakana. Now, this has got to be one tough lady! But, the roll was so delicate.  Filled with cream cheese, spicy crab, spicy tuna and avocado, it was topped with green wasabi and caviar. We loved it!

Next came another roll named for a woman in uniform, the Beverly Roll.  Beverly works for the Beaufort County Sherriff’s Department and also frequents the restaurant.  Wrapped around tempura-fried crab, cream cheese and avocado, the roll is covered with spicy crab, Masago and Mozzarella and Swiss cheeses. It’s an international delight!

DSCN9134Our stomachs were now getting so full, but we kept eating, thankfully; because next came the table’s favorite roll… the Marine Roll. The favorite roll is appropriately named for the branch of the military that calls Beaufort home. It is a roll like no other, just like our beloved Marines! Filled with cream cheese, eel, cucumber, avocado and shrimp tempura and topped with tuna, marinated crab and five different kinds of flying fish roe, it is made to be a roll to impress. Semper Fi!

We thought we were done. In fact, Monica brought out the delicious Japanese Yogurt Juice (their secret recipe). It tasted like a creamcicle, smooth and summery. We downed those fast. In fact, April had two. And we were all stuffed and ready for our naps when Monica brought out one last roll…the Country Roll, named for all us country folk out there. It’s a California Roll on the bottom with scattered crunchy mix on top, made just like a casserole. And what country folk doesn’t like a good casserole?

This was a fun Lunch Bunch! We ate our faces off and were treated like royalty! You have to go visit Sushi Sakana soon, and please tell them the Lunch Bunch sent you!

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