Reader: Sabi Sushi concept is all wet

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A week ago, three young entrepreneurs launched a new concept: Sabi Sushi, a restaurant without a restaurant that takes orders online, fills them at a local kitchen, then delivers the goods to a predetermined downtown drop zone.

"First there were traditional restaurants," co-owner Shaan Puri told Laura Shunk. "Then fast-casual, then food trucks, which are traditional restaurants on wheels. Sabi is the next step. We're attempting to deliver high-quality food and service without the actual walls or confines of a restaurant."

The concept is being rolled out in Denver, but fishfan is not a fan:

This is absolutely ridiculous. Three 22 years olds that think they can serve the best sushi after training under a medicore TV chef for a year. Sushi is an art as much as a trade and can in no means be duplicated under such training. There are many sushi restaurants in Denver where the chefs have dedicated their lives to the art and these guys think they can slap them in the face b/c they have a trendy business idea. F that shit. Hope these guys run back to Duke with their tails between their legs.

Have you tried Sabi Sushi? Would you? Or is this concept all wet?

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Weston
Weston

Looks like Sabi Sushi packed it up...

epl
epl

I think the worst part about "fishfan's" comments is that he/she wishes for a business to fail.  It's one thing to not support a given business.  But to hope that it fails, especially in this economy, is taking it a bit too far. 

John
John

Try the food, then comment Fishfan.  Evey idea is stupid until it works....sounds like somebody might be feeling a little insecure about his own life's accomplishments.

Brian Martinez
Brian Martinez

I haven't tried it, but "fishfan" needs to get over him/herself.  More dining choices are always better than fewer.  Sabi Sushi will live or die based on the quality of their food and whether they offer a good value to customers.  If credentials are more important than taste and value then by all means ignore these guys and keep going to Hapa or whatever.

Sabi Sushi
Sabi Sushi

Brian - thanks for having an open mind and defending us even though you've never tried our sushi! By the way, let's change that ASAP - when you order, just type in the comment box, 'Brain, defender of Sabi' and your first roll is on me!

Fishfan, we'd love to turn you into a believer as well. Let us know when you want to give us a try and hopefully we can change your opinion of Sabi.

-Dan

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