I have a healthy level of skepticism about the quality of food at restaurants near college campuses. I don’t know why. This distrust is not rooted in any personal experience. In fact, if experience were the gauge then I should be all about restaurants on or near college campuses. For example, near the University of Memphis, where I attended undergrad, there’s Garibaldi’s Pizza (delicious!), Brother Juniper’s (some of the best breakfast in the city), the Chinese Sub Shop (That is actually the name, and they have some of the best sub sandwiches! Get the ‘hard’ bread. Never had their Chinese food though.); the list could go on but you get the point.
Suffice to say, I was a bit wary of the sushi spot across from campus. Sushi can definitely be bad, and when it’s bad, it’s bad. Other food might be a bit palatable when it’s less than good. Not true with sushi. Despite my skepticism, I followed the suggestion of a classmate and grabbed a quick bite at Kiyoko before class one night. It doesn’t look like much inside, or outside for that matter, but what it lacks in interior design it totally makes up for in fresh and flavorful sushi.
There were plenty of options so many that I was a bit paralyzed by all the choices. I relied on the pictured rolls to make my final decision – Red Dragon Eel (roll topped with tuna, avocado, and sweet sauce) and Spicy Samurai Spicy (salmon roll topped with salmon, avocado, and sweet sauce roll). Both rolls were absolutely delicious. There’s no way for me to pick my favorite, but I definitely know I’m going to try a couple more rolls. Maybe I’ll even get it delivered to my office. Ah, the perks of having restaurants near campus!
7313-H Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740