Gold Sushi Club quietly opened its doors last week. So we decided a visit was in order. Set in the Sari Gate complex home to White Restaurant and Costa Coffee. The single entrance had me a little confused at first, however all roads lead to Rome and the inside accommodates both singles and families. Although the restaurant more accommodating to the latter in terms of space.
True to its name the interior is a mix of golden hues with a contemporary feel, certainly somewhere one could linger in the comfortable soft cushioned booths.
The waiter James was more than helpful on arrival running through the menu and making a few recommendations.
As I am ordering to go (they also deliver FYI) I order a selection of my old favourites. Some Tuna Sashimi, Crab Cakes, then a set of Special Maki (Shrimp, Crab, Spicy Salmon, Green Onion, Philadelphia Cream Cheese) and wash it all down with a Tropical Freeze Cocktail (a mix of Coconut Pineapple Peach and Vanilla ice cream).
For a dessert I try the recommended Bahamas Cake. All this set me back 189 SR. Which for one person is quite steep, and if you think the above would be enough for two you would be mistaken. The sashimi was three small slices, the best of the bunch but the overly red hue Maguro seems to have in Jeddah.
The special maki was a let down considering it was three small California rolls (was I missing some?) for over 50 SR. The most generous portion in the order were the deep fried crab cakes, (there were four here) and while tasty, they didn’t quite blow me away.
The tropical freeze cocktail would have better suited a beach environment, wishful thinking perhaps! It didn’t quite gel with my sushi, but was tasty nonetheless.
I had high hopes for the Bahamas cake, a layered sponge cake covered in chocolate served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. While I did find real bits of banana in this, my first bite had an overwhelming taste of artificial banana flavouring or syrup – which I generally can’t stand, but perhaps I was imagining that.
There’s plenty more on the menu, and I certainly haven’t tried enough to give a conclusive verdict, but overall my first meal here was average at best. I would like to see more creativity with the Maki. That being said they have only just opened so I shall return again soon to give them another shot and try other items on the menu.
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