Sandy Springs is slowly becoming one of our dining destinations. It’s close to our house (a good thing with the way traffic has become) and there are a lot of choices. Its endless concrete and asphalt jungle of non-descript shopping centers offer no charm at all, but if you look hard, you can find some real dining gems. One of them is Bishoku.
It’s located right behind il Giallo, the pasta palace we really like. Let’s go inside to see what’s cooking. Oh wait, it’s a sushi place and there’s not a whole lot being cooked, but that’s one of the reasons we are here.
We don’t bother with the beer list, but if you like Sapporo, you will be happy here. Some saki is ordered, which I drink in very small amounts because the rice wine usually gives me an instant headache. It must be an acquired taste. Let’s order and put the guys behind the sushi bar to work.
As you can see, they are the entertainment here. Sit up at the bar and get dinner and a show.
Now, let’s see some of the work of the sushi chefs. It’s almost too pretty to eat, but don’t worry–nothing is wasted on Date Night.
Above we have the California roll and the shrimp tempura roll. Everything we eat tonight is fresh and plentiful. Here’s some more “sushi porn”:
Ever hear of a “Sandy Springs Roll”? We had not until we came here. It’s spicy tuna tempura and is the Bishoku signature roll. We also get a crunchy salmon roll and a Jackie roll, which is tuna and caviar. We have no idea who Jackie is, but we like her roll. Everything is excellent. There are so many sushi items to try. Unfortunately, you can’t try them all in one visit. You probably will not go wrong no matter what you order, unless it’s sea urchin. That stuff is nasty.
Life is short. Eat the free cake. They bring it to you after your meal.
It’s light and fluffy. It’s a small piece, so think of it as a great way to cleanse your palate after all of the sushi sensations.
The bottom line on Bishoku: A diamond in the Sandy Springs jungle. Our millennial son loves this place, which means you get good amounts of sushi at a reasonable price. Try finding that in Buckhead. If you are looking for something a bit different on Roswell Road, give Bishoku a try.