Yesterday, March 10, was the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Sam’s Sushi in FRENCH CREEK. So, of course I had to attend considering in the five and a half years we have lived in FRENCH CREEK we have been to Sam’s at least 200 times. Since I was alone I planned to sit at the 4 seat Sushi Bar but two couples, also regulars, very graciously invited me to join their table.
Sam’s really is a great little find and is only 9/10 of a kilometre from home. 9 tables, 4 sushi bar seats is all there is and on most Fridays you do need a reservation. It is usually full. The servers are friendly efficient and quite delightful. Chigusa & Chrissy have been there as long as we have been going while Emma is more recent. Sam is always at his post behind the sushi bar turning out top rated sushi. And Sam always greets you with a wonderful smile.
For Sushi lovers, the Tuna & Salmon Sashimi is delicious. You can order the standard, California Roll, Dynamite Roll (prawn), or the simple Maki, but if you want to kick it up a notch, try the Red Eye Roll. Tempura prawn inside with tuna and a tangy sauce on top! The Spicy Tuna roll is worthy of a trial too. Friends of ours love the raw Scallop sashimi. Check the blackboard above the sushi bar for specials.
For those that are not raw fish fans, the Mixed Tempura should top your list. Deep fried Prawns and vegetables. It is my favourite girl’s regular order and the tempura is always perfect. The coconut prawns are scrumptious too.
Dont like seafood at all? Go to Sam’s anyway and order Chicken Kara Age, deep fried chicken simply as good as it gets. Perhaps try Gyoza, a tasty pork dumpling. A good bet are the Spring Rolls accompanied by a tangy Thai style dipping sauce. A Japanese style salad might work for you too. Don’t overlook the Udon Noodle dishes either. Tempura Udon includes a delicious bowl of noodles in a tasty broth and a half order of Mixed Tempura. Great for lunch! For dessert, you must try the Tempura Banana with ice cream. It’s sort of Japanese ‘Bananas Foster’ without the rum.
Sam’s serves House wine and Japanese Beer, too. By the way, Sam does a significant Take Out business too.
Our Nephew’s wife, Emi, who hails from Yokohama, has approved Sam’s as the best Japanese in Oceanside. If you haven’t tried Sam’s Sushi, make a reservation on a Friday night and we will probably see you there. Highway 19A and Wembley Road in FRENCH CREEK.
Oh, and the two couples who invited me to share their table? They treated me to dinner! How nice. Many thanks to them.
Check out the menu here. http://samsushi.letseat.at
Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed on Weekends and holidays.