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Friday, October 9, 2009

Sushi on the go at K.O. Sushi

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 6:16 PM

K.O. Sushi located in Uptown on Third and Tryon Street (next to Jimmy John's) offers convenience when it comes to sushi. This sushi spot specializes in to-go and delivery orders only. If you are hankering for some quick sushi, get it delivered to you Uptown for only $1. I ordered what they said was their most popular roll -- the Volcano Roll.

I called in the order by phone (you can also use their easy online ordering form) and the roll was delivered to our office 30 minutes later at the total price of $10.93. The Volcano Roll looked like a mound of pasta, according to a co-worker. The spicy sushi came as a block of a california rolls baked with a layer of spicy mayo and crab on top. It was warm and slightly (and strangely) greasy. Maybe for next time for delivery sushi, I'll should stick to the more traditional rolls.

  • My sushi order with the "ingredients" swimming around in the background.

The Volcano Roll.
  • The Volcano Roll.


K.O. Sushi

230 S Tryon St # R1

Charlotte, NC 28202-3262


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Sushi @ Room 112

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Room 112 Modern Asian Cuisine + Sushi Lounge, discreetly tucked into the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets behind the waterfall, quietly opened up its doors this summer with little fanfare. Don't let this fool you though, their sushi is nothing to be ignored.

While eating one of Room 112's most popular rolls, the Pink Floyd maki roll, I could not stop exclaiming how extremely good it was. Beautifully presented on a sauce-garnished plate, the roll contained fresh crunchy tempura shrimp, spicy crab, avocado, masago, and tobiko wrapped in soy paper. The roll will cost you a pretty penny ($12.95), but it's definitely worth it ... in my humble opinion.


They offer a long list of specialty rolls beyond the usual Caterpillar, Spider, and Rainbow rolls that you'll find at almost every sushi joint. A few other rolls that sound enticing:

Grasshopper - Tempura shrimp, avocado, seaweed salad, crunch, masago, spicy aioli

White Dragon - Tempura shrimp, cucumber, baked white tuna, avocado, tobiko, combination sauce

112 - Spicy combination sauce, flash fried tuna, avocado, masago, tobiko, scallions

If you want to stop by for lunch, be sure to get there early to beat the lunch-hour rush (it opens at 11 a.m.). Apparently, Room 112 offers great lunch specials that people can't seem to get enough of.

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Exploring Charlotte's sushi joints

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Like our nightlife writer Brittney Cason has said, there is currently an Asian invasion in Charlotte.

Restaurants serving up Asian cuisine are popping up everywhere Uptown. Basil showed up earlier this year at the corner of Church and 5th Street serving up tasty Thai dishes. IndoChine Grill with Vietnamese fare opened its doors at the EpiCentre in the spring. Room 112 made a sly appearance as the summer began dishing out sushi at the corner of Trade and Tryon streets.  Then there was Enso at the EpiCentre in August. And Fiji Sushi Bar & Lounge on 5th Street opens up tonight!

For this 24-hour Blog-o-thon today, I'll be rolling through town on a sushi sampling tour.

Stuffing my face with signature rolls from a handful sushi restaurants sounds like a fabulous day to me. If cruising through Charlotte sampling foods is your idea of fun, you should join us on our first Eat My Charlotte Foodie Tour on Nov. 7. We'll bus you around town to sample authentic tacos at taquerias on South Boulevard. Get more info here.

And I'm off...


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