Love the play on words here? So do I. As you can probably guess, Misohappy serves sushi and Thai food. While my normal spot for sushi has always been Origami, we were happy try someplace new with our friends who were celebrating a birthday.
Located on Southard Street, this tiny property is very crowded inside with only a few tables next to a large bar and then upstairs about three more tables. Every table was full when we arrived to meet our party, so that was promising for the food quality.
They had an extensive drink menu, but with it being so hot, we just opted for waters. Our waiter was pretty funny and accommodating. My glass was never without water for more than a few seconds, and somehow, I hardly ever caught him filling the glass which is pretty great service.
The menu has a lot to choose from, so making a decision was a bit difficult for me. To start, I ordered a miso soup (like with a name like Misohappy, that had to be done!) and a Misohappy salad which was just a typical salad with iceberg lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and ginger dressing. I have say that the miso soup was amazing. The salad was fresh, tasty and very large as well, and I ended up sharing it with my husband because I didn’t want to fill up too much before my main order arrived.
We also ordered two tuna nachos for the table which consisted of homemade wontons topped with fresh tuna, seaweed salad, avocado, tobiko, sesame seed drizzled with our delicious yum yum sauce. I don’t even normally like seaweed salad, but it just went so well with everything in this dish with extremely fresh ingredients. Very impressed.
Although I was tempted to order a curry, we all ended up ordering a bunch of rolls. I went with the Mango Tango roll which was filled with spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, and avocado and topped with mango, spicy sauce and Japanese mayo. My husband went with a couple of baby octopus (I just cannot go there myself!), a Tuna Roll, and a Rainbow Supreme Roll which had shrimp tempura, imitation crab, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado topped with tuna, salmon, whitefish and avocado. The other rolls our table ordered included: The Sweetheart Roll with fresh ahi, hamachi, avocado and tempura flakes skillfully rolled into a heart and topped with green, red and black tobiko, the Ocean Roll with salmon, tuna, yellowtail top spicy tuna and scallions and a Tuna Loco Roll with crab, avocado and cucumber drizzled w/ spicy mayo, topped with fresh Ahi and avocado diced and tossed in a tropical kimchi dressing sprinkled with tempura flakes. I was very happy with my choice; the sweet mango paired well with the tempura shrimp and super fresh tuna. I also tried the Tuna Loco Roll which was also super tasty. Everyone gobbled down the boat load of sushi rolls until there was nothing left. I think we all liked it!
Fresh is mentioned a lot on their menu, and I can tell you that everything was VERTY fresh! There was absolutely no fish smell here which tells me that the fish is very fresh and of the highest quality. And the taste backed that up.
We were all very full so we did not order any dessert, although they had a few options that sounded very interesting like the Thai donuts. Might have to go back to try something out.
The bill came to a little over $200 which was not bad for sushi with the quality and service. Yes, it is a bit cramped in the restaurant, but it was worth it for what we experienced.
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