What you’re getting: Shrimp tempura roll
Even though it’s pretty common now to see sushi in just about every grocery store in town, Lee’s Fresh Sushi was the first to boldly offer it in a convenient grab-and-go style in a gas station. Our beloved “gas station sushi” has a special rice formula and substitutes cucumber for avocado to maximize its shelf life. Don’t worry, rolls are made all day. The shrimp tempura roll is the top seller, but there's something for everyone with moderate prices and frequent-eater punch cards.
What you’re getting: A Red Dragon sushirito
Just when we thought we were special for having gas station sushi, Sushi Jimmi opened a food truck! Jimmi doesn’t just settle for amazing patrons seeking out his sushi skills, he likes to innovate. Japanese tacos and sushi nachos grace the specials board and sushiritos -- sushi burritos -- are a regular menu item. Just imagine your favorite sushi roll, supersized. The Red Dragon includes spicy tuna, avocado, purple cabbage, cucumber, lettuce, and roe.
What you’re getting: Seafood Naruto roll (salmon, tuna, avocado, and masago wrapped with cucumber)
If you're on a budget, Tokyo Grill is the place for you. You can get three basic rolls (including hand rolls) for $9.95. All the time. Specialty rolls are available for big(ger) spenders in the $6.55-$9.95 range. I’m a fan of the Seafood Naruto roll -- salmon, tuna, avocado, and masago wrapped with cucumber. And unlike most sit-down sushi places, Tokyo Grill is open on Saturday afternoons.