Parenthood has been one crazy ride! My son August turns 1 in just a few short weeks, and as you can tell from my lack of posts, he’s kept me out and about with very little time to blog. However, that doesn’t mean I’ve given up on Seattle’s fantastic food scene. I’ve just had to use awesome delivery services like Grubhub to bring my favorite eats to me.
Recently, I ordered takeout from Ikina Sushi in Capitol Hill. I’ve always wanted to try out this sushi spot, but I wasn’t sure how kid-friendly it is. So I was pleasantly surprised to learn they offer delivery through Grubhub.
As a rule of thumb for sushi takeout, I try to stay away from complicated rolls especially the ones that are deep-fried or have tons of sauces. I feel like the “crazy” rolls never taste as good when they are delivered. What I liked about Ikina Sushi is that they have plenty of options when it comes to more traditional rolls, which are perfect for enjoying in the comforts of your own home.
As an appetizer, we ordered the Gyoza Ippin, $7.00. While the dumplings were pretty straightforward, I did appreciate that they were still crispy when they arrived. Dumplings can definitely get soggy or greasy when being delivered but these were pretty fresh upon arrival. So shoutout to our excellent Grubhub driver for making sure our food got to us in a timely manner.For my son, we ordered a Kappa (Cucumber) Sushi Roll, $4.00, which we snuck bites of too. I feel like simple rolls like this highlight a great sushi chef because you can taste the flavor and texture of the sushi rice. The rice at Ikina had just the right amount of vinegar and sweetness. It was neither too dry or too moist, and we all enjoyed it.I think inside-out rolls are perfect for delivery because the nori (seaweed) can get a little soft and hard to chew when it’s on the outside of the roll. These two rolls, Spicy Creamy Scallop Roll, $7.50 and Seattle Roll, $6.00 were both equally delicious. The scallops were sweet, and the spicy mayo added a hint of spice without being overpowering. Also, I liked how the Seattle Roll had fresh salmon instead of smoked, which a lot of salmon/cream cheese rolls use.We had to order at least one of their specialty rolls, so we decided to try the Red Dragon Roll, $14.00. It had tempura green onions, spicy krab, and cucumber on the inside and was topped with tuna, avocado, and tobiko. So I guess I have to backtrack a little when I said I don’t order fried sushi for delivery, because a component of this was fried. But it was still crispy when it arrived, and even if it wasn’t, the green onion flavor would have been delicious even without the crunch. Adam and I both really enjoyed the Red Dragon Roll. The tuna was the perfect texture, the avocado creamy, and I liked the krab salad.
Overall, I would say the three of us were very happy with our dinner from Ikina Sushi. It definitely made me want to visit their location on The Hill and try out some more of their sushi. I’m happy that Grubhub offers so many great delivery options in Seattle and that a delicious and affordable meal is just a few screen taps away.
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