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“Back to being fantastic”
Review of Kai Fresh Sushi

Kai Fresh Sushi
Ranked #1,191 of 1,593 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Tel Aviv, Israel
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Back to being fantastic”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I have been here many times. Its usually simple and fantastic sushi. This last time i was there, it was fantastic. The Rice was perfect, the fish was fresh. The handroll was crispy. I cant say anything was sub great. The issue is, i was here a couple months ago and the sushi was rather bad, so i hope they are back at the highest level.

We had the tuna tataki to start. It was AMAZING!! The tuna was super fresh and full of flavor. My guests didnt understand how it staed so good. They said "this does not taste like tuna". It was reminiscent of a steak. That is what great tuna is supposed to taste like, without any fish flavor. Good tuna is very hard to find, especially in israel. Take a look at the photo.

The macki was great. They keep it pretty simple with the combinations. The hand rolls was amazing. Symmetry was right on and they got to us while the nuri was still crispy, thats how a hand roll should be served. BTW, if you want a quick measure of a sushi joint, thumbs up or down, the hand roll will do it. A good handroll will tell you the following.

1. good symmetry and rice content: means the sushi man is a master. has to make the cone free hand so he needs to be very experienced. You cant wing it here as there are no tools to fix the symmetry or add or take away rice. its one shot.

2. Crispy at your plate: The hand roll needs to reach you while its still crispy. The seaweed takes about 60 seconds to get chewy from the moment its in contact with the open air. So if you get yours crispy (the only way to have it) you know it was made about 30 seconds ago.

Service was great. As i mentioned with the hand roll, if the service is not great, you will not get your hand roll crispy.

Price was a bit high. We paid 600 ILS for three of us sushi and 4 beers.

  • Visited January 2014
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tel aviv
1 review
“Was good now terrible”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We recently ate at Kai and were very disappointed with the shushi. The food was great three years ago but now its quite bad. Go to Fu in Tel Aviv instead.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank julie c
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Horrible and homophobic”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This restaurant has a homophobic owner who has verbally assaulted customers at the restaurant. His name is apparently Avi, and he has refused to issue any statement apologizing for his words of hate toward a table of gay customers. Please don't frequent this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fast and tasty”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

We had a quick visit to this sushi fastfood place. God service and combined option to select from the menu or to pick from the carousell. Food was tasty and you have a good range to choose from.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Henning O
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“good choice”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

great service , always freshly made sushi in front of you , , good value for money,choose what you see,

Visited April 2013
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Thank Momo200
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