Create-Your-Own Sushi at Fusian!

Sushi is something I like a lot - although I admittedly am not very adventurous when it comes to the kinds I've tried. That said, it was about time I got to try the "make your own" sushi at Fusian in the Tower Place mall in downtown Cincinnati. 

As many others have said, it is very Chipotle-ish in its setup - you get in line - pick your wrap and protein and move on down. The line was to the door when we got there but moved really quickly.

Here's the "salad bar" area - salmon, tuna, krab and lots of veggies...plus there is cream cheese and a variety of sauces you can add inside and on top.

Then the whizbangy "cut your roll into ten pieces" machine! This is a pretty slick tool that they have - just have never seen one...one of those "SO THAT'S HOW THEY DO IT" moments!

Finally - my sushi - I went for tuna, cream cheese, krab and avocado with the spicy mayo. It's kind of the standard stuff I like - although I know - cream cheese is an abomination to true sushi people. Oh well - I like it. The roll is like $7-8 (with the two proteins) and I really liked it. My husband always asks me why I get sushi if I'm just going to cover it in mayo and soy sauce - he's probably right to a point - but it is tasty!

I was actually back again today and tried a piece of the tuna on it's own and it was okay - I guess it sort of tasted mushy and not a lot of flavor. I really have never tried a piece of tuna on it's own other than the amazing poke I had at the now-defunct Aqua. It was okay - I don't want to go so far as to say it had previously been frozen - but meh - it needs the sauces.

Why Should You Go? If you like sushi - it's definitely worth a shot. They do have options like chicken and steak if you're really feeling adventurous. I enjoy the sushi and it's definitely filling!!! With a drink - it's a $10 lunch - fyi.

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  1. Definitely one of my favorite sushi places in town, mainly because it's cheap, filling and customizable. Also, where else can you get a roll for $8 that's actually filling? I've loved Fusian for a long time now, though I have one complaint. Recently (the last couple times we've gone), during non-peak times, we've gotten into the very small line and been forced to wait 10 to 15 minutes while they work on called in to-go orders. I gather that their called-ahead to-go orders are a new thing they're doing, but they really need to work that out, especially during non-peak hours...it shouldn't take that long! And it makes the customers who are standing right in front of them feel neglected!

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  2. Isn't there another location in Dayton on Brown Street? I think it's the same owners. I believe they're from Oakwood?? Anyway, this place seems worth a shot. Although one roll and a drink wouldn't fill me up, so it may be a little pricey for lunch if ordering more than just a roll.

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  3. Trust me Bake-A-Holic - one of these rolls WOULD fill you up - they are HUGE!!!! They also have sides of edamame and soups you can get too.

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