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!
The 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.