I have resisted the lure that others have found in Happy Sushi. I find the Happy chain in general a horrible ripoff of those theme restaurants in the United States, like TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesdays or Red Robin, Outback Steakhouse, you get the gist, but I have always been smitten by the idea of sushi on a conveyer belt ever since I saw one in Heathrow Airport; yet dashing through terminal 5 to get a connection flight left no time for novelty sushi. When “The” Mall opened on Tzarigradsko Shosse, I was excited at finally getting the chance to indulge via Happy Sushi.
I am not sure if my expectations were set too high on revolving sushi or my taste for cream cheese is waining, but it was not good. Almost every roll had cream cheese, I mean, I get the Philadelphia roll, but seriously gobs and gobs everywhere. They also were quite heavy with the mayonnaise on all the rolls with out cream cheese… not to mention parsley… Mind boggling. I did find one or two decent rolls, but it was quite a few revolutions before anything remotely decent crossed my path. I decided after that “meal” no more Happy Sushi!
Well, after some thought and suggestions from people on my Facebook page
that the one on Rakovski St. in Sofia was much better, I decided to give it another go, even though I swore I wouldn’t unless someone else was footing the bill. While attending Taste 2012, my daughter and I were starving and needed grub. Happy Sushi was right on the corner, so it was just plain old convenient to hop in for a few rolls.
Whatever I ordered this time was still not good. This time my expectations were low. I just wanted to get something decent to satisfy my hunger. Maya and I trudged through, she went all veggie with cucumber, avocado and carrot, although she did try some of the salmon hoso-maki, when the meal ends and the pickled ginger was the best part of the meal… something is awry. While there are people that are satisfied with Happy Sushi, I am certainly not one of them. I will try my damnedest to avoid having to eat there, but who knows what the future will hold, hopefully not having to endure another evening with the fishy smell lingering in my mouth…
115 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd, Sofia
phone 0882 999 013
100 James Bourchier Blvd, Sofia
phone 0884 804 040
96 G.S. Rakovski Str, Sofia
phone 0882 999 012