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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Let's Roll Ditches Roll-Your-Own Sushi Concept ― for Tonkatsu

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 1:36 PM

click to enlarge TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
Let's Roll, a newcomer to Irving Street's bustling snack strip that billed itself as a a roll-your-own sushi bar back in August, has now opened. Only now, it's a tonkatsu (breaded and fried cutlet) house. The sign out front reflects the change.

click to enlarge The storefront back in August. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • The storefront back in August.
We're not sure what prompted the cold feet, but after tasting specimens of both the tonkatsu (pork tenderloin, $6.99; bacon wrapped asparagus, $7.99) and sushi (krab California roll, $1.99), it appears the owners made the right choice. And, for the record, we still think someone could do well with a roll your own sushi restaurant if done well.

Let's Roll: 2150 Irving (at 23rd Ave.)

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