By Destiny Rivera | Editor-in-Chief
Sushi rotates through the center of the dining area, walls are covered in authentic Japanese décor and customers are greeted with friendly service instantly.
At ‘I Love Sushi,’ customers are surely in for a raw, exotic treat.
It opened its doors on Nov. 5, 2012, and has been serving up the love for sushi with a spin ever since.
The restaurant is a family owed and is located in Highland, California.
There are many positive aspects about ‘I Love Sushi,’ but the greatest is the conveyor belt scrolling through the room.
“One of the things that you’re going to recognize is that we have the first conveyor belt in San Bernardino County,” Dennis Chi said in a video on http://www.yelp.com.
“The conveyor belt is actually a unique experience we brought from Japan, and it’s something that we want you to experience in Highland, California.”
Booths surrounding the revolving bar are the best seats in the house.
It’s very convenient for customers who wish to sample a few items off the menu.
“(It’s) really good for people who don’t like sushi a lot and want to try it, just want certain pieces or they’re super hungry (when they come in) and want to eat
right away,” said Amy Nguyen, a waitress at ‘I Love Sushi.”
The plates carry two pieces and are $2.75 each.
Most of the rolls and dishes are on the menu, while others are the chefs’ original creations and can be found only on the conveyor belt.
“You never know what you’re going to get on the revolving sushi bar,” Nguyen said.
According to Chi, the XOXO Special Roll is the most popular dish on the menu.
Lobster, scallop, shrimp, and spicy crab are all baked over a California Roll.
However, Nguyen says that two of the customers’ favorite rolls are TNT and Popcorn Lobster.
Upon her recommendation, I ordered the Popcorn Lobster and was intrigued by the unique, yet simple taste.
The roll was extremely enjoyable, though I felt it could have been a better option for someone who is new to trying sushi.
Nguyen also recommended the Shrimp Boat and Stuffed tomatoes and says that the best deals are served during lunch hours, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
All you can eat is also offered with lunch prices at $17.95 plus tax and dinner prices at $21.95 plus tax.
Along with the welcoming attitude from the servers, it is apparent that part of their goal is to keep the guests happy.
There was not a moment of discontent at any time and the employees executed outstanding customer service for the entire visit.
The cherry on top of the entire experience was the complimentary hot beverage machine that was near the exit.
It serves the choice of a free, small hot chocolate, milk coffee or a cappuccino with only a push of a button.
‘I Love Sushi’ is the best place to go if you’re looking for quality food, superb service, and a one-of-a-kind experience.