A couple of months back, I was contacted by Eversave to write a restaurant review for their website. I was excited for the offer, but it took me quite some time to actually get around to it! After much delay, I finally took advantage of the generous offer when I saw the Snappy Sushi deal pop up last week. With the restaurant being within walking distance of my apartment, and my serious love for sushi, I thought it was the perfect opportunity. Earlier this week Kevin and I met up after my first day at the new job, and hashed out all that happened over some delightfully delicious sushi.
One thing about Snappy Sushi that is a major selling point for me is that they make all of their sushi with brown rice. I really do love sushi, but I don’t love the idea of filling up with refined white rice, so when I found out that they use brown rice only, I was thrilled. I didn’t find the rice to be any different from regular sushi rice, I just found myself feeling a lot better eating it!
We were both started when we arrived, so we ordered the Seaweed Salad to start and then three rolls to share. While we waited for the food to arrive, I snapped a few quick photos of the interior of the restaurant, which is sparsely decorated with beautiful orchids and cherry blossoms, as well as a few large lighting pieces. The whole vibe is very laid back and relaxing, and it’s a nice place to sit and unwind.
Seaweed salad is a favorite of ours, something we always order when it’s available, but often I find the serving is a lot smaller than I’d anticipated or hoped for. I was quite pleased to see that the Snappy Sushi serving was generous, and accompanied by a pile of fresh mixed greens and cherry tomatoes topped with a refreshing ginger dressing. It was very fresh and very delicious. You might notice I had several bites before snapping this photo… it was so good I forgot to do my blog business first!
The three rolls we ordered were the Spicy Crispy Scallop Roll (scallop, avocado, cucumber, green leaf, crunchy tempura bits, and flying fish roe with spicy mayo), the Mamemaki Roll (tuna, salmon, avocado, cucumber, and green leaf, wrapped in a soy sheet sprinkled with sesame seeds, dressed with edamame-yuzu sauce) and the Boston Lobster Roll (avocado, cucumber, and green leaf rolled together, and dressed with chopped lobster meat mixed with red onion and flying fish roe in wasabi-butter sauce). They were all fantastic! The scallop roll was a bit spicier than I’d normally like, but the flavors were so good I kept going back for more. The Mamemaki roll seemed the “leanest” to me… like I could have eaten a couple servings myself and felt like I was being really healthy. But it was also really flavorful, and incredibly fresh. The Boston Lobster roll was definitely an indulgence, but a worthwhile one. The lobster and onion mixture which topped the veggie-filled roll was super savory, salty and succulent. I could have had an entire plate just of that.
Sometimes it’s my worry that if a restaurant is on a deals site then the business is struggling, or the product simply isn’t up to par. But in this particular situation, I don’t know why Snappy Sushi isn’t busy every night. The service was prompt and friendly, they had a good variety of beer and some tasty wine, and the food was all really good. Without a doubt, I’d go back in an instant.
If you’re looking for a sushi fix, be sure to check out Snappy Sushi on Newbury or in Davis Square.
And of course, don’t forget to sign up for daily deal offers from Eversave!
Disclaimer: This voucher was provided to me free of charge by Eversave, however all views and opinions expressed here are my own.