By Sung Wi |Staff Writer|
Are you looking for good place to eat around campus? Then I suggest you try Rock ‘n Roll Sushi on University Pkwy.
It opened five years ago and since then students visit often and have vouched to have had great lunches and dinners.
When entering the restaurant you can see tables, and the sushi bar. If you are in a small group you can try to sit by the bar, because you can watch the staff make your food so you won’t be bored waiting for your dish to be served.They have plenty of options for you to eat.
You have the choice of eating regular, vegetarian or spicy foods. They have symbols on the menu right next to the name of the food item for you to find out which one will compliment your preferred taste.
You can start with appetizers where they have a variety of tempura (deep fried fish), baked seafood, salad or fusion dishes.
I like the Japanese burrito which is a wrapped fish and salad with rice paper and the Bulgogi taco, a taco that is stuffed with Korean-style stir fried beef and fresh veggies.
Appetizers are $3 to $7, and all of them are under $10 which is a good standalone food by themselves.
Their most poular dish is the Laver rolls. The Laver roll is a type of sushi that is very popular in many countries.
Fresh rolls have raw fish in them, or placed directly on it on some dishes. I tried their top-selling fresh roll, the Alaska Roll. It has asparagus and steamed crab salad in a rice roll and pieces of salmon on top of it. The combination of crab and salmon with rice tasted really good.
If you don’t like raw fish, you can try baked rolls. These rolls have baked or smoked fish, served warm. For example, I ordered the Eel special. I liked its flavor of baked unagi (eel) and aroma of the food.
Tempura rolls are deep fried rolls. The word “tempura” is a Japanese word and means deep fried. Some of them have cream cheese inside so it’s good to eat while it’s warm.
If you are really hungry, then you may want to eat tempura rolls because they fill your empty stomach and of course they taste good!
If you want to try various food but think you cannot eat much, you can order the Bento combination. You can select different items for your combination.
If you want a traditional Japanese dish, you should try their house plate. They have Udon, Yakisoba, Unagi bowls, Chirashi bowls and more.
The restaurant also offers options for huge groups. The Family Boat specials are enough to enjoy for a family dinner.
Here’s a tip, if you go during happy hour, you can get discounts on many items. You get 20 percent off food and 50 percent off of beer and wine! It is convenient to attend because their happy hour lasts up to two hours, and you have two chances a day.
“We have a lot of steady customers from CSUSB,” said chef Jason Son. “We really thank all of our visitors, and we are trying to keep our service the best!”
I could see what he says is true because it is often full with students. Their food tastes good and with a reasonable price average of ten dollars or less.
Rock ‘n Roll Sushi is located at 5244 N. University Pkwy #B, right next to CVS Pharmacy.
They are open seven days a week, from lunch to dinner time.