[Note: I originally reviewed Sushi Train more than three years ago (where does the time go?), so I felt I should update everyone on one of my fave â€œsecretâ€ sushi spots.]
I honestly have no idea how I discovered Sushi Train a few years ago, but it has become a favorite destination with a special place in my stomach (and the stomachs of several of my closest friends). You see, Sushi Train is a tiny place in the middle of a strip mall in Tualatinâ€¦yes, you read that right, Tualatin. As in the â€˜burbs Tualatin. Yet, anytime Iâ€™m craving good, quick sushi, this is my go-to place.
Sure itâ€™s quite the hike for many of us PDX urbanites who both live and work in town, butâ€”trust me on thisâ€”itâ€™s well worth the almost 30-mile round trip trek! If you already live or work in the Tualatin area then you are just a tad bit luckier than the rest of us sushi lovers.
As the name infers, Sushi Train is a conveyor belt sushi spot. The dining area is a mix of counter seating and tables, but even with a group I prefer counter seatingâ€¦itâ€™s just more fun!
The sushi at Sushi Train is not only very fresh and tasty, but some of the plates could almost be considered edible pieces of art. One thing that I especially like about Sushi Train is that there is typically lots of variety on the â€œtrainâ€ to pick from. Of course, if you donâ€™t see what you want on the conveyor belt, just ask one of the many chefs and they will quickly whip up whatever youâ€™re hungry for.
While there isnâ€™t much explanation as to what the plated items are (and that can be a little confusing if you donâ€™t have sushi a lot), you can usually identify whatâ€™s on a plate by matching the plateâ€™s color on the menu charts. Or start by perusing the sushi menu then look for matching item on the belt. This is especially fun if you are in the mood to try something new.
Plates range from $1 to $4, so itâ€™s easy to fill up without spending tons of cash. I can usually get out of there completely satiated for less than $10. Even if you have a huge appetite and your finished plate stack goes sky high, youâ€™ll probably be surprised how reasonable the prices are. Continue reading Review: Sushi Train (Tualatin)