All this talk of Sushi Love, the new sushi restuarant on Erwin, by our awesome commenters was a good enough reason to try it out. Judging from the pictures and writeup of Shiki Sushi, which is owned by the same brothers who own Sushi Love, it’s not wholly different, which is to say that central Durham now has a great sushi place.
Sushi Love has the same sleek aesthetic as Shiki and it looks like some of the menu items are identical (as is the two for one roll special – check out the Shiki post for details). The menu is pretty extensive, with about 15 complex rolls, plenty of sashimi and nigiri, and lots of entrees, including the requsite attempts at Thai curry, which, like Mt. Fuji, are underwhelming when compared to the sushi.
Between the five of us, we got six rolls, our favorites of which were the Acapulco roll (a tempura roll with jalapeño, cream cheese, and salmon) and the hurricane roll (spicy tuna, tempura flakes, avocado, and a dot of sriracha).
Thankfully the vocal part of our group was all for dessert, so we got red bean fried ice cream and something called “cheesecake xango” which is basically cheesecake filling, wrapped in a wonton and fried. The red bean ice cream was killer, and both came with a wrapped/fried banana. Good call. The service was great, and especially with the two for one special, everything was really affordable. Check them out!
Sushi Love (map)
Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 2.30 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm
Friday: 11 am – 2.30 pm, 5 pm – 11 pm
Saturday: 5 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 5 pm – 10 pm