Ain’t nothin like the real thing, Baby. ~ Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
A visit to Japan is a seafood lover’s dream.
Eateries offering sushi, sashimi, and a variety of dishes teaming with savory vegetables from the sea are everywhere you go.
So naturally when I went to a local restaurant and ate some of the best sushi I’ve had in a long while, I began to daydream about returning to Japan to eat the great sushi there. If I had my way, everyone would travel to Japan and fall in love with its fabulous seafood, eating in places where no sushi chef has ever prepared or even heard of a “California roll.”
And then a friend who also lived in Japan for a time reminded me the sushi is a lot cheaper here in the states. Ah, there he has got me.
So, even as I encourage you to continue piling up your pennies for a ticket to Tokyo, check out this list of Japanese restaurants local to the Chihuahuan desert. All are in El Paso, Texas and offer a variety of tasty dishes authentic enough for anyone interested in experiencing good Japanese food:
Hamachi Sushi ~ 9861 Dyer Street, El Paso, TX ~ 915.755.5180
Riyoma ~ 2000 North Lee Trevino Drive, El Paso, TX ~ 915.590.8220
Matsuharu ~ 4886 Hercules Avenue, El Paso, TX ~ 915.751.9355
In what off-the-beaten-track location have you found good Japanese food ?