-3 Snaps! Try it. You might like it.
The Lure, a restaurant hailing from St. Petersburg, has opened a new location on MacDill Ave. in South Tampa. It’s a nice remodel Catrinas Cocina Y Galeria , a former convenience store. The interior replicates the St. Pete design including large wall murals and a red pool table. Tucked in the corner is a five seat elevated sushi bar. They’ve kept the full service liquor bar is positioned in the middle of the restaurant. The Lure’s large menu includes standard sushi restaurant starters like edamame and miso soup, as well as unique dishes like Lava Drops- individually rolled Nori and rice balls stuffed with spicy Kani salad and cream cheese and then fried in tempura batter.
-1 Snap! Won't go back
Chef Thai & Sushi can be hard to find as it is tucked into the back corner of its shopping center on South Dale Mabry. Inside is relatively dark because of the black film on the windows. At my booth it looked as though the walls hadn't been cleaned in quite a while, spattered with food. I started with the fried egg roll ($3.95). They served six egg rolls instead of the five reported on the menu, kind of like a bonus roll (they did it for everyone). The round crunchy rolls had good texture but not much more. It lacked taste and the uniformity of the size makes me think that they are either store-bought or machine-made.
-4 Snaps! Strongly recommended
Yoko's offers top-of-the-line sushi. Sit at the sushi bar and watch the artistry (and get your sushi a little faster) or grab a table and enjoy some edamame (pay the extra $2 and get Yoko's special spiced edamame) while you wait. They offer a small selection of Saki and mostly Asian beer.
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