I love me some sushi! It's not really something I think of as an affordable date option, I've been known to run up $80 sushi tabs. But, with a little research in finding the right location, a partner with agreeable taste and a little strategy it can be done.
The largest expenses for a business are typically payroll and rent, but since servers make so little in the restaurant industry you can be sure rent is the biggest expense. So, if you go to the part of town where the rents are lower you can find that there's better pricing on the menu. My favorite sushi spot in Memphis just happens to be next to a strip club. It's actually nice inside, and the neighborhood is not scary.
This place is usually pretty quiet, when we arrived there were five other tables but they had all cleared out by the time we finished. I really don't understand why.
The sushi prices are very reasonable:
When Shaun and I go here we always split a pot of tea and get waters. The pot gives us each two cups
We then share four rolls of sushi. For most people this is probably plenty but we like to eat. So, my advice to like minded people is to get a soup or salad, it will help fill you up and give substance to the meal.
Our yummy sushi:
Yes, two of our rolls are fried. It's a southern thing y'all! This particular visit we go the dragon roll, yellow tail, and two fried tornado rolls - so good!
Don't get me wrong, I love sushi at fancy places where they have you take off your shoes, sit on the floor and give you private paper wall rooms so I'm not saying don't go there but a little less authentic sushi experience can make it more accessible. Besides, sharing food is kinda fun.
Total for this date:
Pot of Tea $3.25
2 salads $5.90
Tax $2.90Tip $5.70