Sunday, September 17, 2006


Sushi Jeju (Sept 17th)

(970) 416-7733
238 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

****4 out of 5 stars****

Never having heard anything about Sushi Jeju, I was a little hesitant to go. But we were downtown doing some Saturday shopping and decided to give it a try. Let me tell you, do not be afraid to try it. It was excellent!

The restaurant was much classier than I had expected, complete with fancy cloth napkins and formally dressed wait staff. The ambiance was very nice, and included a large counter where you could watch the sushi masters make their creations.

The food was great. We started out with a bowl of miso soup (my favirote) and a small salad and ended up getting sushi only. However, they do have an extensive menu with lots of entree's and main dished. The sushi was very fresh and the shrimp tempura rolls are a must. Overall, it was a great dinning experience a must visit for sushi lovers!

Being land-locked, it can sometimes be difficult to find tasty, fresh seafood; there is no exception when it comes to sushi. Yet, I have lived in Colorado my entire life and will attest to finding delectable sushi on several occasions, one of which was not at Jeju. It has been close to a year since my first, and last, visit to Jeju. That being the case, my judgement may not be on par with what a visit today might entail.

For starters, Jeju was over-priced when I visited. Maintaining an old-town corner is rather costly and, guessing that price is a means of justification, an a-typical meals (which typically--when done well--I am quite fond of) was no where near respective of their a-typical price. Paying $12 for poorly prepared cuisine to justify the "ambiance" did not sit well in my stomach. Pun most definitely intended. The sushi was adequately priced, though I can admit to having much better--in Fort Collins too.

I did not have any problems with the wait staff nor their drink selection. I had a reasonably priced white wine with my food, but found myself having to order two drinks. I am no wino, nor a lush, but had rather discovered that the wine acted as a quaint extinguisher for the taste of my meal.

I am quite fond of pacific island cuisine and have a un-forgiving passion for sea-food and sushi. So while this is a harsh judgment, I do have high expectations for such food, especially sushi. While I am much more fond of other restaraunts that offer sushi in Fort Collins, I am further delighted with those in Denver, only to be topped by those in San Fransisco (I have yet to visit Japan). In short, this is just my $.02. Please take it with a grain of salt and remember that, just because I might not be particularily fond of something, does not mean you will feel the same way. Everything is worth trying once. At least if you hate it, you will know why.
Thanks for the review, and make sure to come back to the page!!!

I have a request for a review, how about Taco Del Mar?
I'll see what I can do about Taco Del Mar. I have not tried it yet either. Thanks for the response, it's what makes the system work.
I agree with the above poster. Jeju is horrible. If they spend more money on quality ingredients instead of decor they might be ok. In this town Suhiros or Mt Fuji are IMO the only acceptable places to get sushi.
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