The Sushi House
by Jennifer Tipton
Living here in our little seaside town we have many sushi restaurants accessible to us, but at this location The Sushi House brings more to the table than just great food.
Located at 1127 S. Seaward Avenue, this modest little eatery is just a short walk to the beach. Along with the customary sushi bar and tables inside, there are two outdoor patios. The back patio is only set up for seating when a private party is scheduled and can accommodate 28 guests.
The large menu includes a full page of appetizers such as an Avocado Bomb, Baked Mussels or “Ganja” which consists of a savory mix of minced garlic, jalapeno and spicy tuna wrapped in a Japanese mint leaf, then dipped in tempura and served with a garlic jalapeno sauce – (bring breath mints).
Prices range from $5 – $13.
The next page is devoted to salads and extras. One can choose from the traditional house salad with a house made dressing or for the more adventuresome there’s the Anacapa Tako and Eel Salad which contains marinated octopus. Prices range $6 – $15.
Extras include Wasabi root imported from Japan for $3.
Next is an entire page for special rolls with resident names like “Pierpont”, “Surfer’s Point” and “Rincon”. Prices $13 – $17.
Then come more specialties! A full page of them at $8 – $16.
The page for entrees includes a dish called “Japanese Dynamite” made with lobster and scallops, several noodle dishes and combination bowls for $8 – $16.
Lastly the Bento Sushi and Sashimi page. The Bento Box Combo is served with soup, salad, rice, 4 pieces California roll – plus two more choices! This one is nice because you can do the lunch or dinner portion. Other selections are the Premium Sushi Dinner at $21 and the Tsunami Sashimi at $24.
“We” had the Bento Sushi Box lunch at $11 each.
The food was excellent and the service outstanding – extra napkins showed up and drinks were freshened up without asking. The Sushi House is dog friendly and there are heaters in the patio for when it’s chilly. Parking at the end of Seaward can be a challenge but we both had no problem.
Good food, nice ambiance and a walk on the beach – doesn’t get much better than that.
Open for lunch and dinner Sun.-Tue. 12-3pm and 5-9pm and Wed.-Sat. 12-3pm and 5-10pm .