A few Saturdays ago my hubby and I decided to do an early dinner with the kids at Fusion Sushi Restaurant. Fusion has been around for probably a few months now. We have been wanting to try this place, but we were so busy and could never make time to go. This particular day we were in the area and decided let's give it a try.
We arrived at the restaurant about 4:50 and they were preparing to open for dinner. The restaurant is opened all day during the week but only opens for dinner on the weekend. There were not any other customers when the doors opened except for us.
When we arrived in the restaurant, we were shocked to see that the restaurant was very small. There were a few tables for seating and about 4 hibachi grills that could accommodate about 8 people per table. In addition there was a bar area with 2 flat screen televisions.
In my opinion, the kitchen was too close to the dining area. The dining area was separated from the kitchen by a curtain, not a door. This was a bit funny to me, but hey you have to do what works. The decor in the restaurant was nice and clean.
We started with the edamame. For those who don't know what edamame is, edamame is hot soy beans that are steamed and lightly sprinkled with sea salt. A very light appetizer and not fattening. Not to mention tasty.
My stepdaughter decided on the Shrimp Stir Fried Udon. Pictured below is the dish which was pretty good. The noodles are not your normal noodles, but very tasty. As you can see pictured below, the shrimp were a decent size as well. I think her meal overall may have been the best of the night.
Lil mama ordered the Chicken Fusion Fried Rice. Their fried rice was not all that good, the chicken was seasoned well, but the rice was not that great. I wouldn't order this for her again. I was not impressed whatsoever.
Brian and I ordered sushi. We ordered the Rock n Roll, the Vegas roll & the Fusion roll. I will say that these sushi rolls were not very memorable at all.
Pictured below is the Rock n Roll which consisted of shrimp tempura, cucumber, in a soy paper with spicy mayo. I love spicy mayo, so this roll was good, probably our favorite roll of the night. I had never had a sushi roll with soy paper, but it was good. The roll was a little different, because of the texture, but not bad.
Pictured below is a roll that I am embarrassed to say that I don't remember the name of it. I do remember that it lacked taste and the inside was very mushy to us. I love sushi but this dish was not good. For me not to remember the name is definitely not a good thing, it means it wasn't very memorable.
Pictured below is the Fusion roll which is a roll with shrimp tempura, crab, cream cheese, jalapeno, with minced tuna, avocado, spicy mayo and eel sauce. This was a good roll too. It didn't have that kick that I was hoping that it would have had, but it was good.
Overall I will say that our experience at Fusion was very disappointing. I was looking forward to dining at this restaurant for months and Fusion let me down. I am not saying that I will never try this place again, but definitely feel that if they don't improve they will not be around very long. The service was good, but I guess it had better be since we were the only ones dining at that time.
Fusion was a bit overpriced. As for as traffic, we were there for about an hour or so and we were the only ones there. A few people came in with to go orders but business was definitely slow for a Saturday. Maybe it was because they had just opened for the night.
FYI Fusion is on the list for Take Out Express for those who want to order and have the food delivered to their home for a small fee. I am not sure I would want to pay extra for delivery, but my job is to inform my readers.
I hate to be harsh, but I have to be honest of my experience at this restaurant. With that being said, Fusion is not on my list of Tastee Places.
Fusion is located at 2800 W. Pinhook Road, Suite 11, Lafayette, LA 70508, 231-1314. This is at the corner of Pinhook and Verot School Road. The hours of operation are Tues-Thurs 11am - 4:00pm, 5:00-9:30pm, Fri. 11am - 4pm, 5:00 - 10:30 pm, Saturday 5:00 - 10:30 pm & Sunday 5:00 - 9:00 pm.