Spicy Tuna Sushi is located in the southeast side of the valley just past St. Rose Parkway and has quickly become one of my favorites in Las Vegas, they have a wide range of sushi rolls, shashimi & entrees that would please anyone. They are located in a strip mall right next to a Trader Joes. If my friend hadn’t taken me here I don’t think I would’ve known the place existed. When you walk in right in the center of the room is the sushi bar with the chefs working away behind it. Along the sides of the restaurants are these tiny private booths, which I love because it is a lot more private and you can really just focus on your friends or family. It is a little dark inside because the floors are black and so is the ceiling but each of the booths do have their own light.
I went here with my friend over the weekend she suggested a few days before that if I need a sushi fix this was the place to go, and we just happened to be on this side of town that day.
We were seated quickly in one of the side booths, the waitress took our drink order and before she could get two steps away another server brought us each a small cucumber salad with a spicy dressing as well as a bowl of edamame to share. After our day out in the sun we were starving so we ordered five rolls! Well really I ordered the 5th roll because I just couldn’t help myself, they all sounded so good. We got the Aloha roll, Double D Special, Monkey Special, Sun Devil Roll & Tempura Roll.
First up the Aloha Roll: (I apologize for the glarey photo there was no way to get a good picture in the light of the restaurant with red tuna on a red plate)
The Aloha roll is crab, cucumber, avocado & fresh tuna. This was a very simplistic and delicious roll, the tuna was very fresh and really made this roll. I did have to add wasabi and soy to really make it pop and if you are like me who prefers pieces of tuna over minced up spicy tuna this is one I would suggest.
Next up we have the Double D special:
The Double D special roll is shrimp tempura, crab, cucumber, spicy salmon & avocado on top served with orgasm sauce. This was also really good, the spicy salmon on top was just the right amount of spicy, but you loose the salmon flavor with it being minced up. The avocado did cool down the spicy and blend well with the shrimp and crab that are rolled up inside. The orgasm sauce isn’t pretty to look at it but it has great flavor and I ended up keeping it on the side to dip the aloha roll in instead of soy sauce.
The next one we had was the Monkey Special:
Now the monkey roll was the most interesting of the night it is a fried banana, topped with a crab mixture and then there is a slice of tuna and it is all topped off with a drizzle of eel sauce. I was surprised on how much I liked this one. I mean really it sounds strange with fried banana, but it really works. The sweetness of the banana counteracts the sour of the crab mixture and the sauces on top. Really I could’ve just eaten a bowl of the crab mixture that was inside this roll, it was so light and refreshing. The biggest problem with this is that it is hard to eat, especially with chop sticks it will easily fall apart and you have to eat it in sections. I would certainly order this one on my next trip here, and I would suggest that you take the chance on the weird banana roll and go for it.
Next up was the Sun Devil Roll:
The Sun Devil roll is smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado, ebi & spicy crap all fried and served with yum yum sauce. This was one of my favorites of the night, it was just the right amount of spicy and the yum yum sauce was the perfect match to this roll. You got a nice kick of spice and then the flavor of the smoked salmon, it wasn’t too prominent just enough to know it is there and honestly it could’ve used more for my taste. If you want something that is spicy I would suggest this roll, it isn’t overly spicy so don’t expect it to burn your mouth it is just the perfect balance.
Last up is the Tempura Roll:
The tempura roll is eel, crab, avocado & cream cheese deep fried then it is drizzled with eel sauce. This was my other favorite roll of the evening. The eel sauce was perfectly sweet and really help elevate the flavor of the eel and crab inside. If you like fried rolls this is one to be sure to get, you won’t be disappointed.
They do have over 80 rolls on their menu so it may take you awhile to pick what you want, but to start with look to any one of these and you won’t be disappointed. The only reason they are not getting a five star rating is that at the start of the meal we waited a long time to get our order placed. Our waitress was busy up front talking to the hostess to notice that we had decided and wanted to order. Another server that came to the table next to us ended up taking our order. After this though they were quick to clear our plates through out the meal and refill our waters. The one nice thing about most sushi places is that their entire wait staff seems to help with food deliver and plate clearing the same goes for Spicy Tuna. The rolls did come out to our table quickly, one at a time with to me just the right amount of time in between. Definitely put this place on your to try list for sushi in the valley.