Do you like sushi? "I love it!", that's the answer many would say after having one of the rolls these guys at this restaurant are making. If your answer is "no!", or "I dunno!", then we recommend you to try a roll at Sushi King.
Sushi is a popular dish in Japan. But in Central American countries it can be an expensive plate, and in many places it's a dish without flavor, it might be considered a cultural shock by many. It's as if rolled fried beans and pork inside a tortilla in Japan would be considered crazy, for many Salvadorans happens the same when thinking about rolled rice with raw meat inside dry seaweed. Sushi is considered an exotic plate.
Usually, when talking about an oriental restaurant, most people would think that's going to look like a flashy oriental palace design from the outside, incomprehensible lines and shapes by the entrance, and visited by chic customers paying high prices for food. Well, this restaurant is not like that. And what happens is that the restaurant is located inside a regular house without a sign outside, very underground, nearby a privat university. To have access to the restaurant one has to ring the bell, and once the door is open, everything inside change the perspective one might have had before daring to ring it. And then curiosity arises, and the surprise begins.
The concept began with the Quinteros brothers, they wanted an underground studio, a place to serve high quality sushi to their friends in a relaxed and chill atmosphere. After a few months they had to rent a bigger place next door from the studio because the customers were literally waiting outside to be attended. And what happens is that the infusion of the Japanese and Salvadoran style gives a chance to have a large variety of rolls with great flavors at accesible prices for students. And for many that consider themselves as sushi fanatics would say, it is the best sushi in El Salvador.
Their menu has a combination of rolls filled with crab, salmon, vegetables, shrimps, tuna, sesame seeds, avocado, and coconut. All of them accompanied with ginger and wasabi. And the most important, the rolls are huge, bigger than the other sushi restaurants in the city area.
We really recommend this restaurant because it is an awesome experience at an affordable price. It's hard to find, but the map will help you, and if you learn your way to get to Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Cañas, we're sure many students will totally help you to get to the front door and ring in that bell. One can also check their fan page on FaceBook.