Group of friends going for sushi at lunch? Yes! This is what my friends and I did on Saturday. It’s been so long since I’ve eaten sushi and I trusted one of my foodie friends to check Hayashi.
Hayashi is a japanese AYCE, an all you can eat restaurant where you pay a fixed price for “unlimited”food, in this case sushi.
The place has a modern decor and design and it’s pretty spacious too! I loved the lights and the disposition of the wine bottles on the wall. The cherry blossoms drew along the walls give a relaxing touch and and extra japanese atmosphere.
The menu includes most of what you’d expect on a sushi restaurant menu including maki rolls,temaki, nigiri, onigiri and sashimi. It changes from lunch and dinner. At lunch, during weekend, it costs 12,90. At dinner the menu is bigger and obliously more expensive.
I started with gyoza. Every time I go to a sushi restaurant I order them! I found out from the menu they had meat and vegetables but also shrip gyoza. I tried all of them. They were good but slightly hard at the corners.
Course two were calamari rings. I didn’t really like them: dry and partially cold. Nothing special, my friends had the same thought.
This next course was one of my favorites. Sushi special: a selection of nigiri sushi with salmon, shrimp, tuna and sea bass. Salmon was so good! Then, eight california rools with avocado, salmon and philadelphia and to make it really special, two gunkan spicy salmon and tuna.
Course four was the last one. I had mix sushi, similiar to sushi special: seven nigiri sushi with salmon, shrimp, crab, tuna and sea bass and six hosomaki with salmon inside. All of us got this dish.We really liked the rice, it was fresh and warm.
The staff was accomodating and polite but the food came out all at once most of the time. I was surprised there was no ginger in neither one of the sushi we had, usually next to wasabi you have some ginger but not at this restaurant. I advise the restaurant to big groups or families but also to couples. If you’re looking for more selection go at dinner and be aware it’s really busy on the weekend!
I’m giving Hayashi 3.5 hearts out of 5!
Via Borgo Palazzo
103/C, 24125 Bergamo, Italia