Recession-Time Sushi at Kappo Suzumaru
Suzumaru doesn't have the best sushi in the county (that's whatever Chef Abe touches on any particular night), nor is it exactly affordable. But here is where I find a happy medium--larger-than-average, reasonably priced, delicious offerings of both the traditional and roll variety. I munched on briny mackerel, sweet red snapper, milky scallop rolls and concluded with spicy tuna rolls, all prepared by the smiling gent pictured. Maybe not an authentic night, but too good to pass up.
You know times are tough when the Indian restaurant next door featured the owner dejectedly slumped on a chair the two hours we spent at Kappo Suzumaru.
Kappo Suzumar, 17292 McFadden Ave., Ste. B, Tustin, (714) 665-1300.