Although they're firm about the freshness of the fish and the quality of the ingredients, 808 Sushi's chefs like to have fun when they're making sushi. Experts with the knife and inventive with designs, they fold salmon, tuna, and crab into a wide variety of specialty rolls, adorning them with colorful swirls of sauce, slices of mango, and flowers of jalapeño. When inspiration strikes them, they assemble rolls into playful shapes, such as a cheerful smiley face when they're feeling particularly happy or a cute teddy bear when they're feeling unusually afraid of bear attacks.
An elegant Japanese fan and colorful pictures of sea creatures speckle the walls of the dining hall, where guests meander past sweeping spreads of all-you-can-eat sushi, fresh from the bar. Others sit at the tabletops and order à la carte, savoring plates of rolls, japanese noodles, and teriyaki dishes along with glasses of sake.