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.