Shogun Sushi Bar @ The Avenue Suites
NOSA: For some reason it has taken us this long to review the sushi bar at Avenue Suites. Weird because I worked on that street for the longest time. Same thing with Terra Kulture. Speaking of Terra, that's probably where we should do lunch today.
FOLLY: This is the most un-Japanese sushi restaurant I’ve eaten at. They served us bread rolls and popcorn as our complimentary starters. I thought it was weird, but correct me if I’m wrong.
NOSA: We started with the crispy calamari, which was about as crispy calamari as crispy calamari gets in a crispy calamari way. Sometimes I really don't appreciate when things taste as they're expected to taste so one time for this crispy calamari for being as crispy calamari as crispy calamari should be.
FOLLY: I think what Nosa is trying to say is that there was no culinary defrauding going on with the crispy calamari and it was exactly what they said it would be – He’s right.
Yellow Mango Wrap
NOSA: This one was my idea, which is hilarious because I detest fruit and here I am ordering a roll with mangoes in it. Oh, mangoes are my least favorite fruit too. To my surprise, this tasted very mango-ey and I complained to Folly because why would a roll with "mango" in it taste like mangoes. Sometimes, I don't understand me either. i wonder how women date me.
FOLLY: Dude, it was OTT cause it was rolled in mango and had mango filling - doing the most if you ask me. Tasted okay when i poked out the mango filling with my chopstick. Yup, coming from you Nosa this was an odd choice but you did the same thing at Fusion.
Lagos Pretty Crab
NOSA: I really liked this one. Probably my favorite of the lot.
FOLLY: Defs my favorite and I'll take all the credit cause I picked it.
FOLLY: Philadelphia roll is always the one with the cream cheese. I always wonder if if was named for the American city or the Philadelphia cream cheese brand. It was the most forgettable of the lot, I didn't think it really stood out for me.
NOSA: This one wasn't bad either, but it's a bit hard to fuck up a Philadelphia Roll. This is like Sushi 101: Intro To Sushi. If you go to any sushi place with a shit Philadelphia, just walk out. Don't bother get other rolls. Not worth it.
NOSA: I always get a crazy whenever I get sushi. Can NEVER go wrong with it and it's usually the cheapest on the menu. Scrooge like me, it's always a move. I think Lagos is the only place you'll find a crazy roll, I believe. I might be wrong but I've never found it anywhere. Not even at YO! Sushi.
FOLLY: This is a very safe roll, I don't even know what goes in it tbh. I really think it's a California roll with decoration on top.
FOLLY: To me, Shogun feels like an afterthought to Uptown which is downstairs, it has very little seating and barely any natural light so I didn't really like the space.
Crispy Calamari - N2700
Yellow Mango Wrap - N1800
Lagos Pretty Crab - N1900
Tamara Philadelphia - N1900
Crispy Crazy - N1600