Words by Josie Ouellette, Photos by Asia Lee and Josie Ouellette
Growing up in Georgia, I was surrounded by Southern comfort food. Although it was delicious, I couldn’t help but feel as though I was missing out on a variety of other great foods that were out there. I first tried sushi at a grocery store after my mother forced me to. Little did I know that it would become my favorite food of all time.
The older I got, the more adventurous I became in my food tastes, especially once I got to college. When I came to Boston, I heard all about the wide variety of foods that cater to people of all cultures, though I keep going back to my favorite.
Recently, a couple of friends and I decided to try out an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant called Takusan located in Brookline. We went during the lunch special and were greeted by a friendly wait staff. They sat us at a booth and handed us the checklist for what we wanted to eat. There was such a variety of sushi options we had to constantly check back and forth between the checklist and the menu, which contained descriptions of the food. Once we placed our order, there was an open bar that had even more food that wasn’t featured on the menu. An array of specialty sushi rolls, cooked foods, and oysters greeted us. None of us were complaining over the quality of the food we were given.
Once we were stuffed from the bar, our sushi arrived and we stared in amazement over how gorgeous the plating was. Some of the sushi rolls were garnished with either real flowers or vegetables arranged into flowers. It was almost too aesthetically-pleasing to eat; however, we were still pretty starved and were ready to dig in. The quality of the fish was outstanding, and each order of sushi had its own unique taste and appearance. For the most part, the staff left us alone except to fill our waters and check in.
Overall, my friends and I had a great time, and we really bonded over our love of sushi. Takusan is a wonderful restaurant to go to if you ant try new foods and explore your taste buds.