Taipei City – WAKA SUSHI 和歌壽司

Value for money: 6/10
Cleanliness: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Quality of food: 6/10
Overall: 6/10

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Sushi – one of my favourite things to eat. I especially like eating nigiri (rice underneath, 1 slice of fish on top). Sashimi is great and everything, but I enjoy that vinegar rice cutting through the rich fish. There is often a perfect little dot of wasabi separating the fish from the rice, too, just to add another dimension to each mouthful.

House special nigiri set (12 pieces)

和哥握壽司定食

Hégē wò shòusī dìngshí

$599

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When a big plate of sushi gets put in front of me, I find it quite difficult not to bolt it down and take my time. However, the camera eats first, so goes the rule.

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There is a good selection of fish on offer here, but really, none of it tastes particularly fresh, nor flavourful. I find it difficult to pick a favourite. In fact, the best element is possibly the egg roll which can be seen just next to the wasabi. It isn’t the traditional Japanese style, it is quite significantly denser and thicker. However, the sweet egg flavour still runs through it nicely.

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As part of the set I also got a hand roll with mine. However, the nori was soggy on the outside which meant it was chewy, and the roe on top again didn’t have that fresh taste you want.

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Stick a paper umbrella in something and it just looks fancy, right? Wrong.

The crappy addition of the paper umbrella was the icing on the cake for me, sealing my reluctance to return to Waka. The matcha ice cream itself was fine. But it’s nothing more than ice cream, at the end of the day.

Not a great showing, here. I would put these three sushi joints head and shoulders above here, any day.

1. Addiction Aquatic Development

2. LiaoJiao – (my favourite in Taipei for value and taste)

3. Little Six

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