Sushi Factory! This will be my second sushi blog! I know most of the readers of my blog are based here in OC, but if you are ever in the San Jose area, be sure to check out Sushi Factory! My brother and I drove to San Jose just for this….ahh..just kidding! We actually came down to San Jose for my cousins birthday party, and our group came here for the all you can eat sushi! Sushi Factory is located in a small little plaza, it looks like just any other building within its surroundings, but once you get inside you are in the feeling of a comfy Japanese themed restaurant. Like all other sushi restaurant’s the servers as well as the chefs greet you as you enter! Seriously Japanese restaurants always have top notch customer service, and its a huge addition to the enjoyment of your meal! When we were first seated, I believe there was 11 of us, and we all sat comfortably in a huge round table. The table had a rotation disk in the middle for easy access of anything placed upon it. We started off the night with a small bottle of Ginjo sake, which was pretty much emptied in minutes! Ginjo sake was low on the sweet side, and high on the dryness, meaning after each shot taken, you feel the need of wanting to drink water right after. Probably best used for sake bombs! If you haven’t been to an all you can sushi joint, seriously it is heaven! Then again, if you aren’t to open on trying anything new I would recommended not coming here. The beginning of the night I was always just sunk on shrimp, salmon and mussels. After a couple of drinks, I made sure I tried everything we got! We ended up ordering a giant bottle of Nigori sake which is high on sweetness and low on dryness as well as unfiltered. Nigori is a must for anyone eating sushi, or anyone that just loves sake, think NIGORI!!! Here are some photos of everything I have said so far:
Basically, at an all you can sushi restaurant you pretty much ordered what is offered, which included regular rolls, hand rolls and nigiri. Sushi factory had a lot of different varieties of sushi, I am a huge fan of salmon, so I made sure I threw in a salmon roll into the mix. Basically you ask everyone at the table what they want, bundle everything everyone wants, let the server know….wait a couple minutes, ya know enjoy your company, have some drinks. Then you see your tables server, followed by another one with 2 huge plates, all filled with random sushi rolls! When they sat down the plates in the middle of the table, it was seriously an awesome image! The different colors from each roll, it was really fascinating! We had one plate filled with just Nigiri sushi, which is pretty much just a really precise rice boat, a little bit of wasabi on top of the rice boat, and then placed on top is of the boat is whichever fish you would like, salmon, tuna and other sea foods! Second plate had all of the cooked/fried rolls, I really loved how each roll looked, you can just tell how much effort and care the sushi chefs put into each roll, despite how much sushi they are making for one table. You can tell that the sushi is fresh here, as it had amazing texture and a burst of flavor mixed in with the freshness taste of sea food. This is gonna be hard because most of the rolls were ordered by everyone else on the table, I just know that I ordered the Lion King Roll, as you will see in picture two just below us, is pretty much the roll that’s sitting on top of the foil. All i know is that those three rolls were just simply fresh and amazing! Here are pictures of the two plates!:
After you finish the plates, you are able to choose what you want again, our whole group ended up ordering a lot of more sushi. Again the sushi chef puts in so much effort into creating the sushi rolls, it is an amazing thing to see, pretty much feeding your eyes before your stomach! There was so many rolls, and after the feeding of your eyes with the presentation, eating a roll from Sushi Factory is seriously like a moment when you crave something, and when you finally get it it feels amazing to fulfill a craving! Again there is not that much I can say, due the fact that I have no idea which rolls are which, all I know of is that their sushi is fresh and delicious. Here are some pictures of the refill of sushi!:
Ssp’s Final Thoughts:
So like I said earlier, if you ever have a road trip to San Fran, make sure you stop by San Jose which is on the way, and go eat at Sushi Factory! Here are some words of wisdom:
- Not a great place for anyone that only eats the same kinda of sea food
- All you can eat sushi is pretty expensive, so get you card or cash ready.
- Most importantly do not forget the sake
Sake compliments sushi so well, that is all me and my cousin Larry did, basically we took shots of sake before eating a new roll.
Sushi Factory, will always have my want to come back to this sushi joint. Below this is a picture of the bill for about 11 people, and a picture of all of us!
I really hope all you readers enjoyed my small little San Jose adventure to Sushi Factory! Feast well!