When Mr Minx and I visited the Woman's Industrial Kitchen recently, we chatted a bit about local restaurants with proprietor Irene Smith. She revealed that she had recently had a religious experience at a brand new sushi restaurant on Belair Road, in Overlea. Called Arigato Hibachi & Sushi, the place actually specializes in dishes cooked up on a flat griddle, or teppan. Kinda like Nichi Bei Kai, only without the show. We love sushi, so we took Irene's word for it and drove out to Overlea to check it out.
She wasn't wrong. The sushi was pretty damn great.
We started out with a selection of nigiri - tuna, yellowtail, salmon, and escolar, or "white tuna." All of the fish was, as they say, like buttah. We barely had to chew. I love that they garnished the escolar with tiny bits of caramelized crisp onion. We also ordered a spicy crawfish and cucumber roll that came out with the nigiri. It wasn't all that spicy, but it was fresh and tasty.
I think the thing that really won me over, besides the super tender fish, was that the rice was still a bit warm. Also, the rolls were small, despite the plethora of ingredients, which made them really easy to eat.
While it was a bit of a drive for us, it was well worth the trip, and we'll be back for more. Maybe we'll try a hibachi dish next time, but maybe not - there are still plenty of rolls for us to explore.
Arigato Hibachi & Sushi
7698 Belair Rd, Suite 103
Baltimore, MD 21236
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