by Crystal Branden
Izumi Sushi and Hibachi is a new restaurant in the F-M area that offers dinner and lunch deals providing Japanese-based dishes and sushi at an affordable price. With a comfortable atmosphere and freshly made rolls and meals, Izumi is a great place for fans of Asian cuisine.
When you walk into Izumi you are met with a relaxed, classy environment. Booth or table seating is available, and the tables are easily made to accommodate large groups. The décor is refreshing and modern, complimented with a few TVs, background music at a comfortable level and dimmed lighting. The tables are combined with booth-like chairs, and it is still easy enough to maintain a conversation without getting interrupted by other guests.
The service at Izumi was impressive and efficient. It utilizes its space well with plenty of seating in the restaurant. When you are seated, servers give you a menu for singular orders or a pile of papers for their lunch and dinner specials. They are quick to get your drinks and easily answer questions. When you are ready to order, they are prompt, and it does not take long for your meal to get to your table. All in all, they waste no time, are very diligent and do not disturb you while you are eating.
Overall, Izumi’s deals are probably the best way to go. Their lunch exclusively offers a sushi deal that ranges from $8.95 to $11.95 if you are looking for a quick meal.
At lunch they also offer an all-you-can-eat meal at $16.95 per person from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. With their all-you-can-eat deal, guests can order food however many times they wish and eat however much they would like.
Additionally, Izumi presents an all-you-can-eat deal for dinner at $26.95 per person. Though this is $10 more than their lunch deal, more menu options are offered.
Food available includes: soups, salads, appetizers, sushi entrees, classic, chef specialty and hand-rolled sushi, vegetable rolls, plain sushi, teriyaki and curry, tempura entrees, udon (noodles in soup), side orders, hibachi and dessert. Though they are all-you-can-eat, they are also eat-all-you-order or guests are charged a little more.
From the dishes and sushi tried, everything was delicious. The quality of the food was top notch, and you could tell their seafood was fresh, not frozen. Everything was seasoned well and nicely accompanied with what they served. The display of the food was appealing, and Izumi really has a knack for successfully combining foods that would not traditionally be put together.
The restaurant has a great website with prices of everything on their menu. It’s designed and organized with the feel of the restaurant in mind. You can find everything offered in their meal deals, and you can even order online at izumirestaurant.com. They also offer online ordering for delivery.
All in all, Izumi is a great restaurant I would recommend to anyone willing to try something new or looking to enjoy great sushi at a great price. Izumi Sushi and Hibachi is located in Fargo at 5675 26th Ave. S., Suite 108 and is open seven days a week, ranging from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.