The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature “uncooked” flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of sushi, drinks, and more at Maisie’s Sushi House in Modesto. The seasoned chefs at Maisie’s Sushi House serve a taste-bud-tantalizing menu of grilled meats, noodles, and curries, complemented by a vast selection of fresh sushi. Sport a hula skirt or your shiniest coconut helmet and plow into the Hawaiian roll, a spicy-tuna-and-cucumber combo topped with tuna, seaweed salad, and fish eggs ($8.95). The unknown roll revels in its own mystique as it offers up a deep-fried rice pillow stuffed with spicy orange sherbet, tempura shrimp, and cream cheese, and crowned with shrimp, eel, fish eggs, and avocado ($8.95). Teriyaki and tempura bento boxes share plate space with seafood udon dishes, as Maisie’s Japanese-inspired menu provides delectable fodder for fish lovers, noodle heads, and soy-sauce lickers alike.
Yelpers give Maisie's Sushi House an average of 3.5 stars:
Maisie's Sushi House
A childhood spent in Japan as well as Japanese cooking lessons from her mother Sumako helped prepare Maisie Bell for her long career as a sushi chef. In 2009, after a quarter century in the kitchen, Bell opened her eponymous sushi house, where she and her staff prepare made-to-order sushi as well as grilled salmon, beef, and chicken dishes. Cool blues and greens define the interior of the sleekly modern eatery, where patrons tuck into specialty rolls such as Red Dragon, with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna, and the Unknown roll, whose ingredients are awaiting new names from the Witness Protection Program. The kitchen also whips up baked mussels in a spicy cream sauce, beef teriyaki, and traditional japanese curries.