Restaurant Review: Sushi Eye In Motion in Chandler
I wanted sushi more than anything so it was my special job to find a great place to try out. I opted for Sushi Eye In Motion. It’s located at 58 West Buffalo Street in Chandler. This is a charming little area right across the street from the San Marcos Hotel. There are a few little shops and eateries there – though I would ignore them all and head right back to Sushi Eye given another opportunity.
We were immediately greeted by Sue Cho, one of the owners. She sat us and was very attentive for our entire stay. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely. I could just imagine being there on a weekend night, the place buzzing, patrons sitting shoulder to shoulder at the sushi bar picking things from the conveyor belt. That was by far the neatest thing there. I have seen fancy sushi places on television and in magazines with the conveyor belts and thought of how cool it would be to go to a place like that. Granted, we did go on a Thursday afternoon, so there were not a lot of choices on the belt, but I am sure that had more to do with the number of customers at the time than anything else.
The menu was very easy to comprehend for a sushi novice as it had complete descriptions as well as pictures. My husband is inclined to think that a California Roll is what sushi is all about. This was a really great opportunity for him to think outside of that box and for me to help him along. He felt that the pictures were a great help. They had so many choices of rolls as well as Nigiri.
We started out with the Calamari with Spicy Dipping Sauce as an appetizer.
This was a generous portion for an appetizer and the dipping sauce was excellent. It had just the right amount of kick that accompanied the calamari beautifully. When Sue came back to check on us she informed us that all the sauces are made in-house. She said that she couldn’t ever think of buying a prepared sauce, what would be the point she said. I love that attitude and it was so telling about the purveyors and the level of quality and care that went into the preparation of our food.
Next, we decided to share one of several lunch specials, you can choose between sushi, nigiri, sashimi and maki combos. We opted for the Nigiri Mix, which is the chef’s choice of 10 pieces of nigiri. It was absolutely delicious!
There was a very nice selection of salmon, tuna, and yellowtail. My husband was delighted with this new treat.
We also split the Booty Booty Roll.
I really can’t say enough great things about this place. The food was phenomenal, the service was fantastic and I would love to have the opportunity and occasion to go back on a weekend evening just to see how the vibe changes. They have a very wide menu, so many options of rolls, salads, and a really great lunch menu.
If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere and some really incredible sushi, you cannot go wrong by stopping at Sushi Eye in Motion.
Sushi Eye in Motion / 58 W. Buffalo St. #110, Chandler, AZ 85225 / 480-686-8183
If you go, please let me know what you think!