Momiji- Commercial St. Location


~This review was submitted by Jia, one of our new Eat Salem contributors.


Whenever I find myself wondering what I should have for lunch, my thoughts always drift to sushi. I work just a few blocks from Momiji so it seems like a good choice because of distance and lunch hour traffic.


Today, I went and ordered one of their lunch specials. It was $7.95 for a choice of one of their listed rolls and 4 pieces of nigiri. I picked 4 pieces of salmon and the spicy tuna roll. It was served with a side of miso soup with plenty of tofu and a small side of cucumber salad.

The service today was pleasant, which hasn’t always been my experience in the past. The salmon was absolutely delicious and very fresh. The spicy tuna roll was decent, but nothing to write home about.

While I was there I thought to take a few photos with the camera on my phone. I asked the sushi chef if I could take a photo of him at the bar, but he wasn’t too keen on the idea. Overall, I would say that my experiences at this restaurant have been very hit or miss. The ambience is definitely not geared towards romance, but if you want a quick lunch or a casual place to go with friends, this is would be a good choice. They also have a 1 piece nigiri special on Sundays. It’s not the best sushi in town, but it isn’t the worst.


8 comments:

Salem Man said...

I wonder why they would not want you to shoot pix of your meal. It's very normal nowadays to snap a couple of frames of your plate before you eat. I know a few people who always do it. Next time, don't ask permission.

Jia said...

I took a few photos of my meal. I asked the chef if I could take a photo of him making sushi and he declined.

riggity said...

Just curious: I go to momiji quite a bit, and generally like it (quite a bit). I haven't found sushi I like better in town, but you say it isn't the best in town. So, in your opinion, what is the best in town? Fuji? Kyo?

Anonymous said...

Momiji is the best in town IMO. I eat a lot of sushi and have been for 20 years. The sushi chefs and servers have always been friendly and given good service at Momiji. Kyo and other places w/ conveyor belt sushi are sub par in quality and the prices reflect that.

Jia said...

In terms of the quality of ingredients and the skills of the chefs, I would have to say Fuji hands down. There is also this place in Keizer next to a Thai restaurant that has pretty good sushi and a nice environment.

The food at Momiji on Commercial is good, but when I go there, I don't feel like the staff are as personable as other places. It feels more like a "get in, get out" kind of place.

'laina said...

Fuji Ricetime on High St, hands down. The sushi, ambiance, and service are excellent. I walked into Momiji and was put off by the loud crowd, the grumpy looking waitstaff/ sushi maker, and the fact that they wouldn't make any changes to the sushi I wanted. I walked out.

tracylee said...

We live within walking distance of Momiji on Commercial and we always sit at the sushi bar. A habit I developed when we had a Kyoto out South here. I've always found the staff to be very friendly and willing to accommodate my odd tastes, offering extra tidbits. If N goes by himself, they always ask how I am.

Oh, and I also love their sushi!

Anonymous said...

Anyone been to Momiji Japanese Crepes & Sushi on Silverton Rd NE? I understand they have a drive Thru for Sushi.