Jess and I love living in Brooklyn. The list of reasons we love it would be long and in depth, but every once and a while we long for the life on the other side of the river. When we lived on the Upper West Side one of the best things about our neighborhood was the endless array of food options, all of which delivered. What does this have to do with a Tuesday review? Well the truth is our neighborhood has very good restaurants; some of the best I have eaten in, but the choice is sometimes very limited. Luckily we do have a great sushi restaurant and on Friday night we went out to Sushi D.
Sushi D is a blessing, because the only other sushi restaurant in walking distance to us (which will remain nameless) has made us both sick on multiple occasions. Now you may be asking yourself, “Why would you get sick on multiple occasions? That would mean you went BACK after getting sick!” Yes, well sometimes you are lazy and you want to give people a second chance. Sushi D on the other hand has never made us sick, rather it makes us full and very happy.
The menu at Sushi D is wonderful in that they change it seasonally and have wonderful specials. The prices are very reasonable considering how good it is, and the sushi is always very fresh and tasty. We have been enjoying the winter menu up until recently and we luckily caught it right before it changed. Start with the Spicy Salmon Crisps, which consist of spicy salmon over rice crisps topped with roasted pine nuts and balsamic vinaigrette. We always split a few rolls and the following are the usual suspects:
- Rainbow Roll: Colorful Assortment Of Sashimi Over California Roll
- Sunshine Roll: Spicy Salmon with King Crab and crunchy tempura flakes.
- Volcano Roll: Spicy Tuna, Tempura Flakes + Avocado With Sriracha On Top
- Happy Crab: (a winter menu special!) King Crab in a deep fried tempura shell with a balsamic reduction dipping sauce.
Shrimp Tempura, the jade roll (all vegetable) and the “D” Roll: Eel, Tempura Flakes Topped With Masago + Avocado, are also very good. The salmon teriyaki is excellent, if not a bit too saucy, and the beef negimaki is also a favorite with savory beef wrapped around scallions. I have had this appetizer in some of the best sushi restaurants in the city and the beef can be chewy and tasteless. Sushi D does right and I often go there thinking about the beef negimaki in advance! Pair your meal with a Nagori saki (unfiltered and cold is best).
Sushi D is also extremely accommodating, and will make almost anything you like. Jess is a huge fan of a spicy scallop hand roll and they make a wonderful version for us whenever we go. The service can be a little slow, but they finally take credit cards (it used to be cash only) so that makes up for it. They have great outdoor seating in the spring and summer so head out on a arm night and enjoy! Kampai!