When the sushi craving hit, I did some online research and came across Sushi Prince in downtown Fairfax. Great reviews, trendy menu. From their site "The place for people who know sushi. Your eyes will be pleased, Your taste buds will be delighted. Your Highness, your table awaits."
Ok, I'm sold.
I called to make reservations since a lot of the reviews said it's a small dining room, only about 20 seats! (Highly recommend doing this) When we arrived, the entire staff welcomed us and there was a personalized card on the table. Nice personal touch.
The restaurant is cozy and intimate with a small sushi bar seating 4. I also loved the Japanese parasols hanging from the ceiling.
|Spicy Tuna Gratin|
The appetizer menu is extensive with both hot and cold options. It was hard to narrow it down and I could have easily made a meal out of just apps. The Spicy Tuna Gratin caught our eye, very different than other appetizers at Japanese restaurants and man were we pleased!
A gratin of rice, avocado, spicy tuna, crab meat, cream cheese, aioli and soy, baked in a small casserole dish and served warm. Delectable! A must-try. Hot appetizers we want to try next time: Heart Breaker and Volcanic Mountain.
Now onto the sushi, the main reason for our visit. The sushi menu is also extensive with a lot of creative, and great sounding chef's signature rolls. They also have nigri and classic sushi rolls on an a la carte menu.
Our sushi selections were: Crown Royal Roll (tuna, salmon, crab and spicy tuna!), Crunch Infinity (shrimp tempura and crab), spicy tuna roll, avocado roll and spicy salmon roll.
|Crunch Inifinty (left), Crown Royal Roll (right)|
And how about the service?
5 star. We were welcomed by the full staff when we walked in and also when we left. Attentive servers kept our drinks full and food coming.
I highly suggest this little gem in Fairfax for your next sushi date.
10256 Main St, Fairfax
Open for lunch and dinner