Sushi: A Review

Sushi During The Pandemic

Amariah Nielsen, Reporter

I felt my stomach grumble as I walked into Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, greeted by the smell of raw fish and vinegar. I had not been here since before Covid-19, but I was anxious to get back to dining in restaurants. 


While Kura already had precautions to keep the sushi sanitary as it rotates through the restaurant, the Frisco eatery has taken extra steps to ensure the safety of guests amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Social distancing, careful disinfection of surfaces, and a mandatory mask wear for the limited number of guests are what keep Kura moving during the long months ahead.  

After taking my seat in a booth, I was feeling eager to start eating. As colorful plates of red salmon, pink shrimp and emerald seaweed wraps rolled toward me, I reached out for a ceramic plate of Ikura.  A rice roll wrapped in seaweed topped with bright, orange salmon roe. The seaweed was crisp with a lingering taste of vinegar. The ball of rice was flavorless but the pea-sized eggs popped in my mouth with a salty splash and made up for the blandness. 

As I finished, I moved on to a plate of red shrimp. A headless slab of shrimp laid out on a rice roll called nigiri-zushi. The shrimp was the length of my palm and a pale pink. It was soft and easy to chew. The shrimp tasted sweet and the wasabi gave it a spicy kick which made me go for seconds. 

Then I decided to try something new; Squid. Like the sweet shrimp, the squid was pale and resting on a rice roll. I questioned the squid. But my hesitation was resolved with the first squishy bite; After dipping it in the wasabi, the sweet squid had a persistent spice. 

After three plates and a drink, the bill came to about $10. If you don’t feel comfortable sitting in a restaurant, you may consider trying alternative methods to satisfy your sea-food crave. 

A quick stop at my local Tom Thumb sent me home with two crab cakes and a sushi salad all under $8. There’s something eerie about standing in a quiet grocery store at night and it’s even more bizarre buying seafood from a place you aren’t familiar with. The paranoia of expired fish, unsanitary conditions, or other unseen factors made me uncertain to buy the raw fish. But my mind was made and I embarked on the experience. 

First was the crab cake. This fishcake is meant to be served hot. A mash of crab meat and grilled fish meat shaped into a bun then covered in breadcrumbs to form a mini cake. Fresh out of the oven, it smells heavenly. An aroma of spices and cooked crab filled my nose. The outer shell was a crisp honey-brown, but the outside was warm and soft against the palat.  

Finally it was the sushi salad’s turn. A blend of diced crab, fish, and white shrimp mixed together and served in a plastic cup. I didn’t know what to expect from a raw fish salad. The first mouth full set my face on fire, which was a welcomed surprise. 

Between both locations, Kura Revolving Sushi Bar has more variety for anyone looking for a quick, affordable meal.