Daichi Sushi and Grill


Hunter-Rose Comtois, reporter

3.5 out of 5 stars

My boyfriend took me to Daichi Sushi and Grill for a Valentine’s dinner. The little restaurant is located near Milburn Park, neighbored next to a few other businesses. It is a very small place, in fact, some people had to wait outside for thirty minutes or so because all ten tables were filled up. Luckily, we got there at the right time. It was quite humorous when the hostess brought over two cans of soda because it didn’t fit the low-light, elegant setting. When we got our food, I was a little disappointed with the consistency.

I ordered the Beef Teriyaki Don, which, in theory, sounded good, but ended up coming out with three different types of beef strips—well done, overdone and pieces of cartilage—over some vegetables and white rice. I tried my boyfriend’s dish, which was delicious. It was basically the same thing I ordered, but instead of beef, it was chicken. It was tastier and had a richness to it.

I was jealous until the sushi came out, that really turned things around for me. It was well executed; every component made an appearance—crab, cream cheese and avocado—on my taste buds, and it worked. I did enjoy the experience as a whole, because it was something new.

I would recommend this restaurant as a good place for a lunch date. This is a great place if you want to step out of your comfort zone—such as use chopsticks instead of forks if you’re uncoordinated—as long as you’re aware you may not like everything you try.