This will be a rather short review because there's only one thing to talk about, the Geisha's Kiss Sushirrito from...you guessed it, Sushirrito. What is a Sushirrito? Basically, it's a novel lovechild of a sushi roll and a burrito. It's honestly a supersized roll that you eat like a burrito.
I heard horror stories of ridiculous lines, but because we went during off hours, there was no line at all. Nice! Just remember, don't go during the lunch rush.
After gawking at the menu, I finally decided to go with the Geisha's Kiss. All of these Sushirritos have a long list of fillings. The Geisha's Kiss has chunks of yellowfin tuna, tamago, piquillo peppers, yuzu tobiko, lotus chips, cucumber, avocado, green onions, sesame seeds, and white soya. Talk about a mouthful (pun intended).
There are so many different elements to this roll that some flavors get lost in the mix. There are definitely certain flavors that are more pronounced than others. Overall, you get a nice vinegary sweetness with delicious chunks of raw tuna. I've heard many complaints about this particular roll being to bland or mild in flavor, which is true to some degree, but I still enjoyed it.
The tuna is definitely the star here. I absolutely love raw tuna. It's really a thing of beauty, but too often, it has a terribly fishy taste. That was definitely not the case at Sushirrito. There were only chunks of awesomeness in this roll.
Much of the vinegary flavors came from the sushi rice and from the pickled cucumbers. Pickled cucumbers? Don't you mean pickles? No, these are definitely still cucumbers but have a ever so slight tang to them. They also provide for a nice coolness toward the end of every bite.
The last star player in the roll was the lotus chip. It was the sole source of textural contrast that saved the roll from being a mushy mess. And who doesn't like fried food?
Like I mentioned before, everything else was lost in the mix of flavors. I'm sure they helped in the overall experience of the roll, but I'm not sure how big (or small) of a role they actually played.
I would like to go back to try their Mayan Dragon, which contains chicken katsu, purple peruvian potatoes, julienne carrots, pickled red cabbage, avocado, shaved jalapeños, green onions, and Japanese curry.
At $11 and change for the Geisha's Kiss, Sushirrito is definitely on the pricey side, especially considering that I was just barely at the point of satisfaction (as far as fullness goes). But if you're in San Francisco and want to try this novel creation for yourself, definitely go for it! Make sure to keep in mind that they are only open Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm.
59 New Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94106 (415) 495-7655 www.sushirrito.com