Zento Sushi–Try the toro scallion roll

Toro Scallion Roll

Everyone has been singing the praises of Zento, the new sushi restaurant on Chestnut St., between Front and 2nd. Philly Inquirer restaurant reviewer Craig Laban recently gave the four-month old restaurant a glowing review and two stars.

A couple of friends and I decided on Friday to go to Zento on Saturday night, and when I called at about 2 pm that day, the earliest reservation I could get was 9:15 pm, which is a testament to what a positive Inquirer review can do. We arrived a couple of minutes early and were quickly directed to sit at a table, which the slightly overly solicitous waitress stressed would not be where we would actually sit for our meal, and look at the menu. We got an order of tempura calamari and edamame to start out and then each got three rolls. In addition to her rolls, Lara got a couple pieces of the special sashimi which were otoro and baby yellowfin.

My favorite of the night is pictured above, a meltingly delicious toro scallion roll. At the end of the meal, we actually tried to order one more toro roll, to serve as dessert, but they had run out of toro by that point. Everything we had tasted fantastic, was beautiful to look at and was suprisingly reasonable in price.

1 Comment so far

  1. jen (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

    *drool* i’ve never heard of this place. i’m a huge sushi fan (hikaru is my preferred location) so i’ll have to check it out someday – perhaps after all the hype dies down.

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