Sushi Dabu: Extensive options, especially for those who don’t like raw meat

Kaitlyn Sabb, Feature Editor

When I think of sushi, the first thing that comes to mind is raw fish. So as someone who is very cautious about eating meat, eating uncooked fish wasn’t really my first choice of food. However, after looking at Sushi Dabu’s menu I realized that this sushi place has one of the most extensive cooked fish options of specialties and regular sushi rolls. 

Not only did I get to choose from both the regular rolls, I also found approximately 12 speciality rolls that contained no raw or undercooked ingredients. This came as quite a surprise to me, as I have always associated raw fish with sushi. After taking a long look at the numerous options on the menu, I decided upon the Livingston Roll (fried shrimp, crab stick, avocado, cucumber topped with spicy crab, salmon, and baked), the Shrimp California Roll (shrimp, crab stick, avocado and cucumber), the Mexican Roll (fried shrimp, avocado, cucumber, crab stick, and jalapeno inside drizzled with spicy mayo) and the No Name Roll (fried shrimp, crab stick, avocado, cucumber topped with spicy yellowtail and baked). Each of these contained different amounts of cooked seafood. For example, my favorite, the No Name Roll, was delicious, and so unique that it was almost addicting. Though it may sound like a lot of clashing flavors, each of them shined through on different levels. 

Due to the fact that sushi is a speciality meal, this order was fairly pricey compared to what I normally would pay for dinner. Each speciality roll was approximately $12, while the regular rolls were $5. Both of the rolls contain eight singular pieces of sushi. I ended up ordering three speciality rolls, one regular roll and yakitori as an appetizer. This was just enough for me and one other person. Though costly, the sushi experience was definitely worth the price. Trying multiple of the speciality rolls really demonstrated how unique and wild sushi can be. However,  if you’re not willing to pay the hefty price of  specialty sushi, I recommend getting their Shrimp California Rolls, which is a regular roll and costs much less than the other three speciality rolls.  One of the best ways to try as many as you can at a lower price is to split it with a large group of friends or family.