This was our 2nd time here in 2 years.. The 1st time we really enjoyed ourselves, this time not so Much!
We were seated at 5:55pm and our server came by to introduce herself and get our drinking order. She returned 10 minutes later at which point we asked about when the Happy Hour menu ends. Her response was at 6pm, sorry. (Boy thanks for the heads up when we sat down!)
There were 4 of us, two adults and two kids, we were given 2 food menus and a drinks menu to use and a third food menu after we asked for another menu for our daughter. As we were discussing what we wanted to eat and drink we realized that the 3rd menu and the drinks menu were gone (they’d taken them without asking and before we had even ordered!)
We ordered drinks, miso soup and a few rolls and and asked if they had fresh wasabe. The server answered of course!
The soup came and was pretty good! Then the food came and I again asked for some fresh wasabe, answer, “of course”. Ten minutes go by and most of the rolls were handled well by my wife and kids, I’m still waiting for the wasabe. I got her attention again and after another 5 got what was supposed to be fresh wasabe.
I tried the wasabe with the two pieces remaining on the table. Nasty! It was 90% regular wasabe paste with 10% semi stale “fresh wasabe” mixed together.
We ordered some more rolls and I asked for actual real fresh wasabe, “Pretty Please!”.
The items came but of course no fresh wasabe. 10 minutes later after having to ask again she brought what looked like paste but tasted a bit closer to what I was looking for.
We ordered one more set of rolls including a rainbow roll with real crab meat as we were still hungry and after 30 minutes waiting and us telling the water lady to just cancel and bring us the check the rolls arrived. We needed to use a magnifying glass to find the real crab it was about 1/10th the size of the cucumber in the roll with sparse fish on top. We were still hungry, but annoyed so we asked for the check. They never asked if I wanted another beer and refilled our tea and water only once.
The bill came to $155, including a $3 up charge for the minuscule snow crab substitute for imitation crab and $2.50 extra for the not so fresh wasabe.
The food was OK, but we eat sushi at least monthly and have been to sushi restaurants all over Vegas, LA, San Diego, SF Bay Area, Hawaii, Florida, Australia, etc… Not even average by our experience!
This will be our last time at Naked Fish. Sushi Tower just a few miles away is much better for less money and they know what fresh wasabe is.