Washington Avenue is the place to be if you are out in Houston, minus my ex-boyfriend with a double life that lives one block over on Reinermann. Soma Sushi has been a personal favorite of mine for quite some time.
One might think this is a place where the beautiful people gather to gaze at one another… While I’m sure some people do, it’s not the feeling I get each time I visit.
The atmosphere is upscale & trendy. Each time I have eaten at Soma, the sushi has been outstanding, and the service has consistently been exceptional. The modern décor is inviting, and the bar in the center of the dining room adds to the appeal. This fusion style Japanese restaurant deserves recognition.
I had the pleasure of sitting beside a retired couple that call Soma Sushi home once a week. I told them about my quest for the best lobster roll in Houston. Being from Massachusetts, they could be classified as seafood experts.
We discussed the bar/happy hour menu vs. the main menu. The prices are different, but aren’t they always? The fun is finding a deal, while still maintaining your standards for the best a restaurant has to offer.
The quest for the best lobster roll in Houston has begun. I saw the lobster roll being offered. It was expensive. I kept thinking of the $9.00 roll I had this week at Uni Sushi. That is going to be hard to beat. This roll is $17.00. Ouch.
Little did I know… while talking about prices and yada yada… I was about to get a roll like no other. Soma Sushi’s Crispy Ocean roll is the one to beat.
The Crispy Ocean consists of lobster “katsu” with lettuce leaf, cucumber, avocado, topped with spicy mango & flying fish roe. Please Soma decision makers… Find a way to make this heavenly lobster miracle affordable to all basic commoners. It’s just too good to not have all the time. Please & I Beg You.
The Mango Intermezzio consists of mango juice served in a champagne glass with tapioca pearls & coconut key lime froth. I was surprised & excited when I saw the champagne glass. A fun & appetizing addition to the menu.
Also offered on the “Workshop of Soma” menu is the 2010 Tar Tar. This fresh tuna item is served with crispy puffed soba noodles & yuzu caviar. Soma also offers the Big Eye Tuna Carpaccio. It consists of wasabi truffle sauce with yuzu zest & scallions. The presentation alone is impressive.
The Fall 2010 menu was in the works during my recent visit to Soma. Executive Chef Jason Hauck discussed the new items that were soon to come. He explained, in detail, the changes & prepared several items for me to taste.
After researching Executive Chef Jason Hauck, um, my chef happiness has reached a new level. His talent has been shared with Quattro, Aries, and Rainbow Lodge. Soma Sushi is with chef greatness, to say the least.
Out of every visit to Soma Sushi, I would have to say the Crispy Ocean is my favorite! This lobster roll is in first place, and I look forward to having many more.
FIVE: High 5!
FOUR: Please & Thank You
TWO: Double Wow
ONE: Wow + Ouch = Wouch
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