Disclaimer: I'm not a big sushi fan. I don't know the ins and outs and whatnot about all the rolls. I'm not an expert on cuts or technique. I've had sushi here and there at various places, but it was never something I craved. This review turned me into a lover of sushi. I will say this, you've never had sushi unless you've had it from Sushi Jimmi.
Now that we gotten that out the way, lets begin. Owner Jimmy Sinh grew up in Los Angeles, California. He moved to Florida where he began working in his family's restaurant. He then came to Memphis and worked at a few local spots and that's where he developed his love for the art of sushi.
Sushi Jimmi doesn't do sushi in the traditional sense. He does what is known as Asian Fusion. He creates his own rolls based on what's available to him. He also values how the food looks and how it is presented. His slogan of "If it looks good, then it must taste good" certainly shows in his work. I was certainly amazed at the artistry that went into making the rolls. It was a sight to behold.
Sushi Jimmi has only been around 6 months, which i found surprising since he is well known around town. I think that speaks for itself. The whole idea of the food truck was to introduce Memphis to a healthier option for lunch or dinner.
So let's get to the moment you've all been waiting for! The food!! Prepare to be amazed!!
The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. I have never had a raw sushi before so I was expecting the Spicy Tuna Tataki to be horrible, but it was actually my favorite! The tuna literally was soft as butter and it was hard to control it with my chopsticks. I say that in a good way. Pairing the spicy sauce on the tuna with the sweetness of the pineapple, was simply magical.
Sushi Jimmi says every roll has it's own unique story, which brings me to the LA roll. I asked the story behind it. Sushi Jimmi responded, "That's home man! LA is a mixture of so many cultures and people and its very laid back. It's a roll that shows a sprinkle of a lot of different things can come together to make something good". I couldn't agree more. The roll had a lot going on, but it all went very well together.
All in all, i enjoyed my experience with Sushi Jimmi. Just talking with him was a rewarding experience because we aren't really that much different. I give Sushi Jimmi 2 thumbs up and a screaming recommendation if you're in the mood for sushi. You can find a schedule of where he will be each day on Facebook by clicking here or by following him on Instagram at @SushiJimmi
Again, you ain't had sushi until you've had sushi from Sushi Jimmi!
There are also Vegan and vegetarian options!!!
Life Is For Living