Truth be told, I actually didn’t like sushi until about 4 months ago; just in time for our trip to Japan. Gabriel was persistent and for years always made me try it. At first I resisted, then I relented. It was awful! Until,…
We were at Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World. Gabriel ordered the Hamachi Tuna-Cilantro Roll. He made me try it, again. Everything clicked, and suddenly, I got it. Now, I want sushi all. the. time.
With that much sushi around, the kids don’t want to be left out. From our 2 year old to our 6 year old twins, our entire family is obsessed with sushi.
Before heading to the airport this weekend, we decided to check out a nearby sushi place that had 4.5 stars on Yelp. It caught our eye because the Machu Picchu roll came highly recommended, and we are planning a trip to Machu Picchu for our 15th wedding anniversary coming up! Stay tuned!
Toyo Sushi & Roll
676 S State College Blvd #103, Anaheim, CA 92806
Hours: 11a – 9p
► Ranking: #wetdiaper
Toyo Sushi & Roll is very unassuming. It looks like a cafeteria, a very small cafeteria in a very small strip mall. There is one chef, and one server. Our server was very attentive and service was reasonable. The menu consists of about 40 different rolls, with about 30 of them being different variations of California rolls. California rolls with salmon, California rolls with eel, California rolls with spice, California rolls with cream cheese, California rolls with yellowtail, California rolls with you get the picture. They also have a selection of udon, yakisoba and ramen.
We ordered the notorious Machu Picchu roll, along with the Dragon roll, Tiger roll and a Rainbow roll, plus an order of yakisoba and shrimp tempura. The Dragon roll and the Tiger roll were our favorites. The Dragon roll was a little spicy and had a good kick to it, and Widmore loved it. The Tiger roll packed a little punch as well, but also had some texture. The other two rolls were mushy and lacked depth of flavor. The yakisoba was gross, and for kids who love sushi I have no idea why we thought it was a good idea to order it.
In all, it was tasty, but if we went back I’m not sure what else we’d even be interested in ordering off the lackluster menu. We’d probably give Toyo Sushi & Roll a 3 rating to be generous. If you are in the area, it could be worth it, but if you don’t have the time no need to feel like you missed out.
► For Kids: Nothing unique for kids specifically, just depends on their tastes.
Where is your favorite place in Anaheim to get sushi? Do you love Toyo Sushi & Roll? We’d love to hear about it!
► Nap-time Version: A menu 95% comprised of California Rolls. It’s not bad, but not outstanding. Simple cafeteria style.
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