Samurai Fish & Grill
2200 W Florida Ave
Hemet, CA 92545
Rolling into Hemet on Friday after a long drive in the intense rain, I was hungry for something that could not be classified as fast food.
I called ahead to Samurai Sushi in the mall, near the Kohl's, you know the one. My lunch was not half bad. I ordered chirashi because I was in the mood for sashimi but also maybe wanted some rice to nibble at. The bowl itself was beautiful to look at.
The freshness of the fish was variable. The salmon was super fresh, and all melt-in-your-mouthy.
The tuna also was of better than passable quality.
Although the pic of the albacore looks pretty nice, it was not super soft in the way that albacore is, how it can almost not hold itself together as you eat it. Meh. Hemet is a long drive from a fish market or a port.
But they were generous with their roe and green onions and the rice was cooked perfectly, nice and sticky and tasting of sweet vinegar.
I ate my lunch while watching Nights at Rodanthe. What was I thinking? Then I napped. The rain made me drowsy.