When I was driving home from work today, I noticed Suro had finally opened in Oldsmar.  It’s in the space that used to be the Twisted Bamboo.  

They weren’t very busy, but then again, not too many places are on a Monday night.  One of the owners stopped by our table and said they’d been open a few weeks and were doing more of a soft opening to make sure everything was ready to go before they started doing a lot of advertising.

It’s a nice looking restaurant with the sushi bar in the back.  They have a big dining room plus outdoor seating and a bar.  It strikes me as the type of place that’s catering to the yuppie nightlife kind of crowd.   Whether or not Oldsmar has enough of that type of crowd to support it remains to be seen.

We started off with some seafood chowder.

The chowder had lots of fish and roasted corn in it.  It was very creamy, had a nice flavor and was quite enjoyable.  The bowl was definitely big enough for two to share.

We tried four sushi rolls and some salmon nigiri.

This is the Kani Su roll.  It had Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail, Crab, and Daikon Sprouts, wrapped in Cucumber.  It was very fresh and light and had a delicate flavor. 

From left to right, we got the Rainbow roll, the Shrimp Tempura Roll, California roll and Salmon Nigiri.  Overall, the sushi was just ok.  The rice was bland and didn’t keep its shape on the rolls.  The fish was fresh, but I’ve had sushi at other places where the fish was incredible.  The sushi chef was a young, nice looking caucasian guy who I’m sure entertains the customers well.  My best sushi experiences have always been when there’s an older Japanese sushi chef who’s spent many years perfecting his craft.

We also tried the chocolate tart for dessert.

Beautiful presentation, great flavors, but the crust was undercooked and tough.  I had to use a knife to cut through it.  It should have been light and flaky, but instead it was hard and doughy.  The chocolate was rich and the raspberry sauce was tart, but they made a good combination.

The service was good and they definitely had an eye for detail.  Before our sushi came out, I saw one of the managers wiping down the side of the plate.  Dinner ran us $60.  A bit overpriced I thought for what we got.  We may go back again after they’ve been open a few months to try something else on the menu.

3687 Tampa Rd
Oldsmar, FL

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