Sushi Tei has some great lunch specials. I like meandering up Guilderland way for a lunch box special, but generally get a 2 or 3 roll combo, depending on how hungry I am.
I recently got a three roll combo for $11.50 ($12.42 after tax). They’ve changed their menus up a bit since I last went, and they are now serving them with a can of soda. I passed on the soda when I called my order in. Soda with sushi? I’m more of a tea fiend to begin with.
From Left to Right above: Eel + Cucumber Roll, Spicy Salmon Crunchy Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll.
The Spicy Salmon Crunchy Roll was something I was curious about. Crunchy? How can sushi be crunchy? These were bits of panko crumbs, and quite the novelty for me. Didn’t taste much/any spiciness, but still, can’t go wrong with fresh salmon and a little bit of flying fish roe.
Eel and Cucumber Roll was a big futomaki roll! There were 6 pieces of the salmon and tuna rolls, but only 4 of these. But don’t worry, it’s not less – they are jumbo sized rolls. Sometimes they’re hard for me to fit in my mouth in one bite, but I manage.
If you’re in Guilderland, I really recommend Sushi Tei. I haven’t tried Hana yet, but I’ve been dragged to Miyako enough to know not to go there again, at least for lunch. I’d put Miyako on par or below Ichiban. The sushi lunches I’ve had have always been poorly constructed and not the freshest quality, and the cooked non-sushi lunches have always been very greasy.
Oh, and BTW, there’s a Hana Express opening in the food court in Crossgates. I’m intrigued!