April 18, 2014
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Restaurant 2 – Blue C Sushi

Restaurant 2 – Blue C Sushi

The second restaurant RJ and I visited for our 2014 Restaurant Resolution was Blue C Sushi, our first conveyor belt sushi restaurant. It’s funny how we’ve already knocked out two restaurants… and it’s not even 2014 yet. We mentioned this in the vlog, but I think our goal is to shoot for at least one new restaurant between Sunday to Saturday. Maybe we’re just really excited about having a resolution that has absolutely nothing to do with exercise and everything to do with food.

We’ve wanted to try out Blue C for a while now; the one in Hollywood opened recently and we walk by it pretty frequently on our way to the movies or to the gym (moreso the movies to be honest). I’ve always appreciated the placement of Blue C in between Roadside Eats (which is lit with green lights) and Veggie Grill (which is lit with orange lights). It feels like I walked into a Japanese-inspired yogurt shop on my way to the Arclight at nighttime.

Reading through the comments on the previous restaurant review, I saw that a good way to review each restaurant was by the food, service, and atmosphere, so let’s do it!

bluecsushi1The food was great! We didn’t exactly know how a conveyor belt sushi restaurant works when we sat down since this was our first time; we wondered how the waiter actually knew what we were eating? Turns out that they keep track of the colored plates you grab from the conveyor belt and each color is a different price. I typically hate cucumber in my sushi rolls but these weren’t bad at all! I have to say I like Crazy Rockn Sushi more because their sushi is more Americanized, but their Tuna BLT roll and Snow Crab California roll were spot on.

To put it simply, the service was typical. We walked in and waited for an available table by the conveyor belt and were seated within minutes. The server forgot our ginger/wasabi but no big deal. Weird thing was that he went on break and we were given a different server, but a server isn’t that necessary at a restaurant such as this. They sit you, get you a drink, clear the table, and bring the check. Those were taken care of so job well done.

I think the best part is the atmosphere. I love the color blue and it’s everywhere. And there are a bunch of bright lights and popping colors and a large screen that actually shows tutorials on how to make the featured rolls they serve. Most importantly: large, leather booth to hold my fat ass after I’ve stuffed myself with pounds of raw fish and seasoned sushi rice.

All in all, Blue C was a much better experience than Miceli’s. Have you guys ever tried conveyor belt sushi before? I see them all the time in movies but it was awesome to actually try it in person. If you guys have the chance, try out Blue C and let me know what you think.

The List
1. Blue C Sushi
2. Miceli’s Italian

About Will

Will is a recent graduate from Florida State University and transplant to Los Angeles who makes the occasional video on YouTube documenting his life with his fiancé and German Shepherd.
  • Nathaniel Moss

    I love train sushi. I have it at least 10 times a month. It sounds crazy but here in Australia it has become a big phenomenon. So has frozen yogurt as of recent. I think it’s also the range of items they have. On average (depending on time of day too) – each sushi train restaurant here has about 80+ dishes to choose from PLUS a range of seasonal ones or daily specials.

  • Danny Carr

    I’m really glad you guys are doing this for each other – this is a great resolution and i think it will keep your relationship fresh, keep you guys talking, and give you guys time for yourselves (and more good stuff). The video of Dec 30th showed so many moments between you two, and I know it seems early on, but I think I can already see you guys develop and talk more about your relationship instead of letting it all bottle up, and it seems like you guys are happier. I wish you both all the best in this new year! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you guys!

  • Sherborne Prometheus

    We have many Japanese restaurants here in my city, I haven’t tried many of them, but the one we used to go was called HANAMASA. It’s basically self-serving, all-you-can-eat kind of place. Like that Korean place you went to. Another one called HOKA-HOKA BENTO. This one is the most popular in the country. It was quite good.

  • Gabi Bartmann

    Aw, I love that you guys are going in date nights. That’s so adorable, and it is probably the best resolution I have ever heard. :) Also, your reviews are amazing. They are so nice and descriptive and don’t seem to be really bias, ya know? Why am I asking a question? I don’t know. Anyways, I really do not want to seem like a bad reviewer or to suggest that your reviews are bad or anything–because they are really awesome, and you guys are really awesome– but I was wondering if you could also include pricing in your review. Not meaning, oh the meal was exactly this amount of money, but more like, it was worth the money you spent. Like was it super pricey but also super amazing, or was it more than you were willing to pay for a meal like this? Thanks for reading this comment. :)

  • sgoldenblatt

    I hopI hope one day they will actually review the food instead of the lights.

  • beereed

    Sounds amazing. Sadly we don’t as yet have many Japanese restaurants here in the UK. Or at least not in the North anyway. I enjoyed reading about your experience with such different food and the style of how it is served. Very different, I thought myself it was just a thing you only ever saw in films.
    Hope to read more review’s from you guys. The site is looking amazing by the way!
    I just caught up on the last 2 months of videos so have been a little behind! But definitely well done on that, I look forward to seeing new additions here.
    I am particularly keen on more american food recipes. It drives me crazy each time I see something like Chipotle in your videos and know that we have nothing similar here :(
    But, I enjoy cooking very much so I am always keen to try new things. Hence my interest in these reviews.
    Also being in a gay relationship it is great to see others showing the world how normal we all are.
    Thanks for being awesome Will and RJ of course!
    Keep up the great work. Its so worth it :)

  • Mikayla Addis

    Wow, that’s such an interesting concept for a restaurant! I’ve never seen or heard of a conveyor belt restaurant before. I’m glad you two had a better dinner than your last date. And I think it’s wonderful you two are taking more time out for just yourselves. :-)

  • Rawan

    I always wanted to visit a restaurant with that kind of service where you pick the food from a moving table, I’m going to put this restaurant in my must visit.. I really need to visit LA now! the food sounds so good there.

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