This sushi restaurant lives up to its name with its bright blue lights, mouth-watering sushi and its variety of flavored sake. The atmosphere was casual and the service was outstanding. Our server explained the entrees and drinks to us very well and made sure we had plenty of room on our table for all the food we ordered (yes, we pigged out).
If you’re visiting Omaha, Nebraska and you’re craving sushi, this is the place to be. You can’t miss it – I visited the one located in Old Market in downtown Omaha. As I walked past the many unique shops and restaurants, it was hard not to notice the bright blue lights coming through the windows. We were welcomed immediately by the host who commented, “Finally, a reservation! Follow me”.
The appetizers ranged from $4-$8, the entrees from $4-$26 (some aren’t really “entrees”) and the sushi ranged from $3.50 – $33. You can go the cheaper route and still have a meal that hits the spot.
We started out with three rolls of sushi which were a lot between the two of us. We would have been fine with just two I’m sure, but we still ate all of it (too good to leave behind any leftovers). The crunchy blue roll was beyond delicious. I wanted to take my time eating it because it was so good. It comes as an 8 piece roll and is worth the $7.
To follow-up, I thought spicy edamame sounded interesting. Usually Japanese restaurants only offer salted edamame. The spicy edamame ($5) had just enough spice where it didn’t burn your mouth and you could still enjoy the taste of the soy bean – this is also a lighter appetizer so it doesn’t fill you up before your meal.
Our meals came out quickly and in perfect timing – right when we were finishing off our sushi and appetizer. My husband ordered the crab cakes and I ordered the vegetarian lettuce wraps. Honestly, I feel the sushi and edamame would have been enough, but we went a little crazy since we were trying out a new place. Plus, we don’t get out a lot.
Each of our entrees were $10. I don’t think the crab cakes portion-wise were worth the money, but flavor-wise, yes. The entree looked more like an appetizer to share between 2-3 people. The vegetarian lettuce wraps were amazing. I couldn’t believe how much you got for just $10. There was no way I could finish it on my own, so I had my husband help me. You get a whole bunch of prepared veggies, sprouts, noodles, green tea brown rice, edamame hummus, three different kinds of sauces and more. It was a dish with unique choices - you just create your own lettuce wrap and enjoy! Definitely worth the money and delicious too.
Ask your server about the portion sizes because some of the meals aren’t really “meals” and are suitable for a starter or if you’re not that hungry, just something light to munch on.
To get the full Japanese experience, I ordered a large Japanese beer called Sapporo and we both sipped on sake, a Japanese liquor. The sake comes in different flavors and sizes ($4-$65) so choose wisely and make sure you have a ride home.
You can eat healthier here if you stay away from the sushi with the cream cheese, the creamy sauces and the fried shrimp. Stick with the simpler sushi with vegetables like avocado and seafood like crab or tuna that isn’t mixed with creamy sauces. As for your main meal, I recommend the vegetable lettuce wraps or a salad.. The wraps offer a variety of vegetables and are lower in carbohydrates and fats.
I plan on coming back just for the sushi and sake – and the blue lights of course.