These days sushi seems to comes with more bells and whistles than some cars. I was craving something simpler; something that let the true taste of the ingredients be the center of attention and not the sauces or the fancy decorations. That's when I found a great lunch special at Master Joe's in Fairhope. For about $11, you could get three basic rolls and a choice of soup or salad.
There were about ten rolls you could choose from for the lunch special. There's the California Roll, eel and avocado, a Boston roll to a salmon skin roll. All of these are very basic rolls consisting of no more than 3 ingredients These rolls definitely let the ingredients standout. However, if you like a particular sauce, the sushi chefs are happy to oblige.
|Spicy Tuna, Philly Roll, Spicy Salmon|
Master Joe's does have a wide range of chef special rolls that are much more complicated. Those rolls consist of more therefore cost more. Each run about $12-14. I don;t know about you guys, but one roll is never enough to fill me up so that could get pricey. There's also a number of appetizers, salads and tappanaki style entrees for under $12.
I was very impressed with the decor at Master Joe's. Typically, sushi restaurants likes to lean towards Asian theme decor. Not MJ, it's a very sleek restaurant. There's a long wooden bar that spans the entire restaurant. Booths with tables and chairs line the other wall. It has a very big city feel to it. My waiter was nice and courteous. Everything was timely and nicely spaced out. I would definitely come back to Master Joe's.