Best Cheap Sushi - 2004
Shi Mo - CLOSED
There's nothing like a bonbon of tender rice and silky raw fish to stroke the taste buds, blissify the belly, and soothe the disposition. And there's nothing like getting the bill a few hirame later and realizing that those tasty little morsels, tout ensemble, were equal in value to the next payment on your Lamborghini. Not only does Shi Mo serve up absolutely delicious examples of the whole uncooked-unagi/whiff-of-wasabi genre, the end-of-the-meal stipend is also perfectly reasonable. Sit at the counter and bask in the sociable atmo as the jovial sushi chefs serve up succulent fillets of rice-cushioned salmon, yellowtail, mackerel, eel, shrimp, oyster, and octopus for about $3 each. Highly imaginative special rolls are a bit pricier -- around $4 -- and a jumbo assortment of sashimi with rice will set you back $13.50. There's also hot sake for $3 and ginger ice cream for $1.50 if you feel like splurging.