Sushi Kei is nestled unobtrusively on the bustling Racecourse Road, one of two currently operating sushi restaurants on the strip. A small, cosy takeaway and dining experience is offered in a well decorated shop with simple and modern decor.
Arriving late means that first choices were sacrificed, so tempura prawn and chicken teriyaki rolls were chosen in lieu of the standard tuna. It also meant that the food was perhaps not as fresh as it could have been, so this has been factored into the review. Prices were slightly higher than average, at $2.50 a roll.
The prawn roll was delicious, with soft, breakaway nori and moist, ample fillings. A perfect amount of mayonnaise along with crisp lettuce made my first taste a great start. As chicken teriyaki is prone to being dry at substandard sushi bars, I approached the next bite with some trepidation. However this was not the case here, as the roll was weighty and succulent, even well past lunch time.
When Racecourse Road next bustles me along with an empty stomach, Sushi Kei will once again be my destination.