242 Cafe Fusion Sushi, Where Have You Been All My Life ?
But Laguna Beach locals like my sister know it quite well, judging from the line forming outside the restaurant at 5:45 pm on a Saturday evening. My sister insisted in getting there as early as possible, hoping to avoid the inevitable wait that almost always starts at 6 pm.
She then proceeds to tell me about the time she tried this place with First Husband. I imagine First Husband rolling his eyes and desperately sucking back sake while urging her to "just order already." First Husband lacked much of an appetite, preferring to drink instead.
She does not remember what she ordered, only the horror of not being able to dip her sushi into soy sauce or cleanse her palate with ginger in between bites. She vowed never to come back until New Husband artfully persuaded her to give Fusion Sushi a second chance.
"You have to know what to order in a place like this,"
The menu reminds me of the ones in "authentic" Chinese restaurants where ordering can be a crap shoot unless you're in the know. Thankfully New Husband has our back even if he is not with us at the moment. My sister tells me not to bother with the menu because she already knows what to order.
- Hawaii Open Sea
- Whole Wole
- Purple Ginger
- Scallop nigiri
- Uni 3 Ways
No wonder Fusion Sushi fills up by 5:45 pm on a beautiful California Saturday evening. I inwardly lament living in Chicago, thousands of miles away from this lovely Laguna Beach gem. The endless variety and fusion combinations make Fusion Sushi a go-to place that offers a different culinary sushi adventure on each visit. I am eternally grateful to New Husband, a man who truly gets my sister. Were it not for him, I would keep driving by in an non-blissful ignorance of what I almost missed.