Your typical sushi experience is probably much different than a Loop lunch sushi experience. Grabbing a quick tray on the go from any number of food courts is an option for most downtown, but getting your rolls in before you’re back on the clock doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all the sit-down comforts.
For those looking to get in and get out with a quick lunch, Kaiyo offers a variety of specials. Two rolls with miso soup or a house salad are available for $8.50, or a three-roll version costs $11.50. Five pieces of sushi with a California roll is $10.95, or nine pieces of assorted sashimi is $11.95. Bento boxes ranging from vegetable to chicken to steak and salmon are $9-10, and come with miso soup, tempura shrimp, shumai, a California roll and house salad.
For those with a little more time on their hands, appetizers include fare like the Tako Su (octopus with ponzu sauce and masago), jalapeno yellowtail (sliced and served in sauce) or the “tuna pizza” (a wheel of tuna wedges covered in onion, cilantro and spicy tuna). For speciality rolls, Kaiyo offers selections like the Golden Dragon (spicy crunchy salmon and avocado topped with salmon, mango and caviar, $11) or the Sweet Heart (spicy tuna, avocado, and yellowtail in soybean wrap topped with salmon, tuna, white tuna, red snapper and special sauce, $15).
If you decide you’ve been a little too good to your body with all this fresh fish, fear not – Kaiyo offers nothing less than three fried deserts (ice cream, banana, and cheesecake, $2-5) or Japanese-style mochi ($2.50) to enable your indulgences.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Dan Morgridge