I can feel it on my skin: Japanese wind is blowing into my face while I am walking along streets of Monaco. My sushi – Japanese restaurant is located in one of the Monegasque buzzy areas – Condamine, just one doorstep away from the well-known Planete Pasta. My Sushi presents the menu of the classic Japanese cookbooks adopted to the diversified taste of international crowd of Principality. We are talking about maki, sushi, sashimi, yakitori as well as Californian bentos. It is all about seafood and, well, sometimes chicken. Classic yet, but with a modern twist to the traditional recipes My Sushi presents European approach to the Eastern cuisine.
In a minimalist decor that borders on empty, My Sushi opens up some original new horizons in the gastronomic circle of the Principality. The place is nice, with a trendy, half-lit atmosphere. The servers are much nicer, though, in that they make the effort to pretend they’re happy to serve you. At first glance, My Sushi’s appetizing menu has something to satisfy everyone, from individual sashimi pieces to combination platters. Tasty sushi, maki, soups and salads looked freshly prepared and chefs seemed like highly skilled who use the finest ingredients. Not only that, My Sushi’s savory menu could also be enjoyed at home.
Making a choice is like standing in the cereal aisle, except you have a date with you and she’s pegging you for indecisive just because the Califronia Mango Roll seems a lot like the Califronia “My Susihi” roll. When you finally pick and get your wacky mess of rice and fish amalgam, you realize the indecisiveness wasn’t really worth it. It tastes like nothing special. And nothing special is fine, if it’s not xx euro of nothing special.
To combat the worst hunger I have started with a good portion of Edamame beans (4 Euro) and Seaweed salad (6 Euro). Which I should admit were both freshly prepared and tasted good. This was followed by some rolls: the California shake spicy ones (6,50 Euro per 6) were nice but not spicy and for the eel calfironia unagi (6,50 Euro per 6) they could have been a bit more generous with the eel and maybe more fresh too, so nothing too special.
After all, I felt like having one of the Yakitories (4 Euro) and guess that was a bigger mistake – chicken skin instead of chicken fillet felt miserable.
The best dish though I thought was the Miso Crispy rolls (9.50 Euro) – Salmon, Giant Seabass, Avocado, Cucumber, Miso with miso – the lovely sweet taste of the miso with the soft fishy taste and decor.
The hardcore sushi lovers would twitch and fret over this place, bemoaning that fish never has the tenderness of that found in the best spots in Tokyo. Perhaps not, the meal didn’t had enough to keep me interested, no haunting creaminess.
Now, My Sushi is not BAD sushi. Which stands for Best and Delicious because obviously that acronym is just an accident. But honestly, I wouldn’t come back, because 75% of the menu is nothing special. And I can’t walk out my door without running into a normal roll. The taste is not out of this world, but I do like their range of special rolls. Sure, they have some classic rolls that all the other Japanese restaurants have, but this one also offers a lot of others that are only available here.
Overall, If you have been to Japan well this is French sushi, so don’t expect too much.