Located on Frazier Avenue is a cute little place called Totto’s Sushi and Grill. It isn’t very big, but I went as soon as they opened at 5:00 in the evening and was seated right away. I am a balanced sushi fan; I am not “just a California Roll” person. I do like Nigeri but I also could not possibly swallow eggs that taste like sea water or put anything in my mouth that looks like a fetus.
I always like to try places that have a different spin on Sushi. What I liked about Totto’s was that you could actually fit the sushi piece in your mouth – some places make the rolls so big they are hard to eat.
However, for the size of the sushi roll, I felt it was a bit pricey. Each roll was about 12.00 or more. I tried a tuna roll and a double spicy tuna roll. When I order tuna (my favorite) I want to have tuna and when I want spice, I want spice!
As for the tuna that lay across the perfect-sized ball of rice, I didn’t feel I really had tuna. It was very thin and while it may be great for someone that doesn’t like the idea of raw fish but wants to try it; for someone that does like it, I need a little more tuna.
Now for the spice…
I had been feeling a bit stuffy with sinuses lately and I must tell you that I no longer had that problem after eating their spicy tuna!
I, of course, have my own little concoction of the wasabi with just enough soy sauce to add moisture without diluting the strength of the wasabi; but the double spicy tuna was a double whammy!
It was so hot, that not only did my sinuses clear up; my top lip had perspired! I actually had to dab my napkin across my top lip from the heat. If y’all know Willie Mae by now, you know I love it hot!
My problem was just as I was feeling the heat; my sweet and timid waitress grabbed my water glass to give me a refill. She took my glass back to the kitchen and I had to wait for her to bring it back. I don’t think it cost too much for water pitchers and I think they should refill it right then and there so that someone who is on fire from double spicy tuna and wasabi doesn’t have to wait too long to be hosed down!
I did like the place, but if I were to pay that price for sushi again – I would want to have a larger, more formal place with ambiance. Just to have good sushi doesn’t always have to be expensive. Of course, maybe charging that price they will be able to afford water pitchers.
Totto's Tuna and Double Spicy Tuna