Location: 19705 Colima Road Suite 9, Rowland Heights, California; 1350 South Beach Boulevard, La Habra, California
Telephone Number: +1 909-598-7299 (Rowland Heights); + 1 562-691-4533 (La Habra)
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily
Official Website: www.nikonikoph.com
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NIKO NIKO SUSHI, Western-Style Makizushi Rolls in California
There’s no better place to taste the real California Rolls than in California. And not just any California Rolls. These are the thick, fat, huge servings of rolls that have a fusion of baked flavors that is Western-style in the world of sushi. Forget the origins and purist nature of enjoying sushi, omakase style. Welcome to California, where those rules are virtually non-existent. California Rolls exist for the purpose of making your belly happy and contented. Where to get the best rolls in the city of angels? Readers, meet Niko Niko Sushi (and my obsession with it).
I love, love, love Niko Niko Sushi’s creative executions of the western-style sushi rolls. When presented with their menu, you’ll find yourself in crossroads. Which roll speaks to you the most? It’s as if I was back at The Cheesecake Factory, except this is sushi. I want to enjoy indulging in these rolls that I thought I would be able to finish. But at Niko Niko Sushi, you’ll need a friend or two to help you finish its huge serving.
Niko Niko Sushi Menu
Niko Niko Sushi has daily promos such as half a maki and costs half the price, but I wouldn’t recommend this since the full serving has less scrimping in ingredients. Besides, you should bask in the glory of these shiny, baked rolls.
Beware. There’s some serious foodporn that’s about to greet you.
Snow Cone Roll – $13
Baked Albacore Lobster, Crab Meat and Avocado. This is so rich because of the Avocado. It’s like eating burrito with guacamole the other way around with rice on the outside and coated with baked lobster, drizzled with Teriyaki Sauce.
Spicy Pork Roll – $12
On the other hand, I’m not too fond of the Spicy Pork Roll. You have California Rolls topped with Barbeque Pork and Salad, which is kind of eating a pork rice topping.
The Firecracker Salad – $12
This is such a refreshing, citrusy salad. There’s crabsticks, avocadoes and Mexican mangoes which is just the most interesting mango fruit I’ve had so far. I love the clean taste of this salad, and is a good complement to the heavy rolls we ordered.
The Hungry Roll – $14
If you must order one roll, get Niko Niko Sushi’s most popular baked roll – the Hungry Roll. That’s made up of Eel, Crab Meat, Avocadoes (again), Cucumber, Salmon, and Shrimp Tempura plus tempura shavings on top, glazed with Niko Niko Sushi’s Special Sauce. Every seafood you’ve always dreamt of eating is packed in this best valued roll at Niko Niko Sushi. Two thumbs up!
Volcano Roll – $12
Torch Restaurant in Manila’s Volcano Roll —- that’s how you call a Volcano Roll?! Spicy Tuna, Avocado, Crabmeat and Baked Scallop. This is one helluva roll and my vote goes to Niko Niko Sushi’s Volcano Roll. Torch Restaurant’s Volcano Roll looks feeble compared to this masterpiece.
Now THIS will explode in your mouth, that Torch only did with a flicker. Pfft.
Monkey Brain Roll – $12
With its Spicy Tuna, Salmon atop the California Roll and special sauce, everyone went bananas over the Monkey Brain Roll. I loved its taste and how it does look like a monkey’s brain. It makes me want to save the dollop of Salmon for last bite.
Soft Shell Crab – $12
It’s a bit expensive for a malnourished soft shell crab, so I believe it’s better to grab Fried Soft Shell Crabs in local Chinese restaurants where the crabs are better fed.
Green Tea Ice Cream
Sometimes, Niko Niko Sushi’s staff are so nice to you that they’ll give you a scoop of green tea ice cream to wash those creamy tastebuds.
It’s a big, big sin not to visit Niko Niko Sushi when in Los Angeles. They have stores all over Los Angeles too so it’s not hard to locate. I highly recommend you to try out at least the Hungry Roll and experience California Rolls in the heart of California.
Niko Niko Sushi Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.3 / 5)|