There is only one word to describe Boss Sushi…disappointing. Actually there are probably more words, but I’ll stick with that one.
After a day at Disney we were excited for a night of sushi and relaxing. Our friends suggested Boss Sushi because it was close, not overly fancy, and should be able to accommodate 8. I checked out the reviews and saw good ratings on Yelp and UrbanSpoon with most of the negative feedback being for service and not the food itself.
One bite into the first of the many plates we ordered and I began to wonder about those reviews. By the second plate the only question in my head was whether Boss Sushi was having an off night, or the people of Beverly Hills have never actually had good sushi.
The Albacore tataki came recommended by the server as the best of the tatakis. It amounted to a mushy, over marinated piece of albacore that was bland at best. The yellowtail nigiri had the mouth feel of a soft polenta and all of the flavor of the plain white rice below it. The shrimp and oyster dumplings were mostly dumpling, almost no filling and basically tasted like I was just eating a piece of boiled rice paper. In the end the best dish of the night was a tie between the dragon roll featuring the ever delicious imitation crab and the edamame which lacked any semblance of salt.
Since moving to Cleveland, I’ve been hard pressed to go out and eat sushi because my claim is the sushi on the West Coast is so much better. The mushy, low quality and flavorless fish that was intended to be passed off as sushi did not help my claim at all. The nearly $300 our group spent would have gotten a better meal at the Whole Foods sushi counter down the street and probably left enough for us to get drinks, dessert, and still put some in our pocket. On our run the next day, Ashley commented that it was probably the worst sushi she has ever had. And I couldn’t disagree.