The sushi I got at Katana Sushi was similar, I would imagine, to the kind served to the ancient Japanese emperor of Kyoto. Authentically Japanese and extremely flavorful.
And just like a samurai, I am duty bound to share my positive experience with Westminster and the world, ensuring everyone knows just how good Katana Sushi is.
Like Walking into a Tokyo Restaurant
The first image to reveal itself was one of a geisha overlooking Mt. Fuji. It doesn’t get much more Japanese than that.
The chefs were chopping up fish and arranging rolls, I really liked that they had them out in the open. This really foreshadowed the fresh taste of the ingredients that was to come later.
Just look at how fresh and tasty that fish looks! And believe me it tasted as good as it looked.
Set Sails for Flavor!
My friend and I went with a family party tray which came with three special rolls and three regular rolls. The tray cost roughly $50 but was a good value for the amount of sushi. (Note: for the family tray, special rolls over $12.50 and regular rolls over $5.50 will incur an additional charge).
The waitress carried our ship out, and the plating of the sushi was impeccable.
We had a lot of sushi, and each roll had a distinct taste.
Of course our sushi came with wasabi and ginger, two ingredients I usually ignore, but this time around I wanted to give them a try.
The ginger was sweet and juicy, but also had a bit of a bite to it. Many people use the ginger as a palette cleanser in between bites.
We didn’t use nearly all of the wasabi, that stuff is pretty darn hot. But I did put some in my soy sauce which gave it a bite and added more flavor to all of the rolls.
The first special role we ordered was the spider roll, which came with soft crab, cucumber, avocado and masago (a small fish).
I did enjoy the spider roll and thought it had an excellent flavor, especially with the soft crab. If you’re a fan of soft crab, then the spider roll may be just up your alley.
The first regular roll I want to talk about is the spicy tuna roll, a staple at most sushi restaurants. And Katana’s roll didn’t disappoint.
The tuna practically melted in my mouth and had a good spice flavor (although it wasn’t super spicy and hot). It was a little plain compared to the special rolls, but if you like simple, this might be the roll for you.
The Rainbow Roll
The second special roll we chose to order was the rainbow roll, which came with crab meat, avocado, cucumber, and fish.
I’m not a big fan of avocado, and even though most of the sushi did come with avocado, the rainbow roll had a lot of it. In my opinion too much.
This was my least favorite out of all of the rolls, as it generally lacked any distinct flavor. It was too simple, and did not seem like a “special” roll.
A Creamy Philly Roll
For our second regular roll we went with a classic Philadelphia roll. A good choice.
If you haven’t had a Philadelphia roll before, then cream cheese and sushi may seem like an odd combination. But it is well worth a try. I enjoyed the Philadelphia roll and thought the cream cheese added to the tuna, and the overall flavor of the roll.
A Volcano Roll to Rival Mt. Fuji
By far and away the best roll we got was the third and final special one, the volcano roll. It is a deep fried roll with salmon, crab, asparagus, and spicy tuna on top
The fried crab and tuna on top was pure flavor and completely melted away in my mouth, with the sauce adding another spicy flavor into the mix. Everything about the volcano roll was delicious and I almost wish we had just ordered six of them.
Some Solid Spicy Red Snapper
For our third and final regular roll, we ordered the spicy red snapper roll.
If I’m being completely honest, the red snapper did not taste much different from the tuna. It was good, and I would definitely recommend it, but there was nothing groundbreaking here. Just some good sushi.
Salmon Roe Sashimi
In addition to our family party tray, my friend also ordered some salmon rowe sashimi.
Sashimi is similar to sushi, but is served without rice, and the seaweed wrap is typically replaced with cucumber.
Roe is a popular Japanese dish comprised of fish eggs. Here the roe was topped with raw egg, which my friend described as “gooey goodness”. He loves the roe at Katana Sushi and orders it every time we go.
The Overall Experience
I have already talked at length about the food itself and how good it was, but I wanted to take some time to look at the experience as a whole.
It is important to note the cost of Katana. While sushi is typically a more expensive cuisine, Katana was particularly expensive. It also took a while for our food to come out, considering they weren’t very busy and sushi doesn’t need to cook.
Having said that, the food really was amazing. I liked everything we had and would certainly reorder every one of the rolls. Overall I would give Katana Sushi 8.6/10.
Westminster Agrees With Us
Don’t just take our word for it, listen to what some others in Westminster have had to say about Katana Sushi.
Everything about this place is incredible. Highly recommend. 12/10.
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner ! loved our sashimi , fresh and delicious fish, rice cooked perfectly and the servers very friendly and welcoming! Thank you everyone!
This place is always VERY good. From the wait staff to the atmosphere to the taste, variety and presentation of the food. You can't go wrong here if you like Sushi and/or Hibachi.
Went there with my family last night. Spur of the moment decision since we forgot to take something out for dinner. …
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Katana Sushi is located at 410 Meadow Creek Dr Ste 103 Westminster, Maryland 21158.