I was wary going in, as this was my first time trying sushi, and I didn't know what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found. I tried the California, Philadelphia, Sumo, and Ferrari. These all were amazing, and the tastes melded together. The service was nice and quick, although it was pretty slow while I was there.
Tucked two doors down from the relatively new Emagine theater, it's a perfect place to go after a movie, or anytime in general. It's quiet atmosphere, with soft jazz playing in the background, is really inviting and relaxing.
Overall, the experience was really enjoyable, and I will definitely try and go back.
Great food and service on an extremely busy Tuesday afternoon. The sushi box started with their delicious miso soup and a ginger salad that was simple, but tasty.
The sushi box itself was big and filling, with 4 tempura items that included an onion, shrimp, zucchini and something else that I devoured.
It also had two gyoza with a dipping sauce, and four pieces of chef's choice sushi.
All in all a great lunch for $12.
The waitresses are very pleasant (even during a crazy rush). That's saying something.
It was an OKAY restaurant for sushi. Nothing is particularly special or stands out. Fish seemed fresh. Waitstaff was friendly but not very efficient.
Ironically enough, the first time I ventured to try sushi was about 5-6 years ago with my brother. We decided we both wanted to finally try it, and Biwako's was the first place we went. We have gone back ever since so that alone must be a good sign! :)
Biwako's is hands down my favorite sushi place. The restaurant is cozy, the staff is always so pleasant and attentive, and the food is always good. While the restaurant may be a little smaller, you can choose to sit at a high-top table at the window, take a seat at the sushi bar, or choose a larger table on the floor. I've never had an issue with having to wait to get a table. However, if you have a larger group, I recommend calling ahead, so they can accommodate.
When you dine in, there is complimentary miso soup and salad (topped with a ginger dressing) served with your meal. There is a large variety of sushi rolls! Lots of "favorites" on the menu, and there are always specials every day. My boyfriend and I dined yesterday and ordered the following rolls: Sumo, Sweet Potato, Volcano, and Crunch & Munch. Our whole bill was just about $35, and practically all the rolls are specialty rolls.
Biwako's never disappoints, so I keep coming back!