As as mother I do adore my offspring, but their taste in food does not always coincide with mine. However if they liked Kanki Sushi & Wine Bar what sort of example would I be sending out if I didn’t ‘roll’ with the rest. So taking Sweet man by the hand I lead him to the closest table facing the bustling street. I plonked my bum on a chair and my overloaded bag on another and promptly asked if they had a special lunchtime menu.
Kanki Sushi, situated towards the Ben Yehuda end of Bograshov street is a well known and well frequented eatery by those who live or work in the location. The outer area of the restaurant faces one view or another is of this bustling street. There is predominantly outdoor seating of regular or high tables (preferable) and a few tables in the darker less interesting interior next to the bar. When I have walked passed the place even at odd times, there are always people noshing away!. These may be returning clients, tourists or like us, wanderers looking to be nicely fed.
To cleverly encourage passing custom, displayed of each of the outer high bar tables is a tempting dish of sushi. The dishes are actually real (not crafted plastic like Japan) but unfortunately are just for pulling in the punters! (no free tasters). This marketing method seems to work. Seeing a couple of plates of tantalizing veggie sushi rolls sprinkled with crisp sweet potato chips made my mouth water!
We ordered from the lunchtime business menu. Sweet man insisted that he didn’t want to eat anything too heavy so we spread the calories across miso soup, various sushi types filled with fresh salmon or tuna, a spicy tuna combo and huge fish skin wrapped cone. Dismissing the calorie count just long enough to order a golden beer, my other half was fairly content that he had stuck to his healthy food regime. No bursting his balloon…
Surprisingly the food was delicious. Fresh, nicely presented and moreish. I wasn’t transported to Japan but I certainly enjoyed our late lunch. The staff were attentive and very helpful in explaining the menu.
The restaurant has a Kosher certificate, with a document to prove it displayed next to a Sweet picture of sushi & a WiFi sign! If you like casual, not bothered about decor but just enjoy a kosher nibble from the cuisine of the Rising Sun then this is a must.
♥ Kanki Sushi & Wine Bar
Address: 23, Bograshov Street
Tel : +972 -53-809-6610 /+972-050-9966101
Opening Times: Sun to Thurs 10:00am to 01:00am
Friday 10:00 am to one hour before Shabbat comes in
Friday: Reopens one hour after Shabbat until 2:00am
Note: Lunchtime business menu deal of three courses for 59NIS plus reduction in price for beer .Take out & Delivery available