Last Thursday, I was tempted again to go for a 2nd round of Sushi King's promotion when my colleagues decided to give it a try after failing the evening before due to long queues at one of the outlets near our workplace. Alas, it was not meant to be as there was already a few groups of people waiting in line when we reached. And with only 1 hour of lunch time to spare, to join the crowd was definitely out of the question!
I didn't felt too bad because I already had my chance on Tuesday *wink..but my colleagues decided they wanted sushi..LOL so where did we go but to the OTHER sushi shop - Sakae Sushi! No queues but it wasn't empty either...I bet those who didn't wanted to queue just went there too keke..
In a way, you can sort of enjoy similar promotion here as well BUT only limited to a few varieties with Salmon the most notable of all! That's right, Sakae Sushi has the cheapest salmon dishes on the menu. At only 1.90 per plate (yup, cheaper by 10 cents too), dishes range from sake (fresh salmon) to spicy salmon, from salmon maki to salmon/spicy salmon temaki. Even better, the price is fixed all year round!
Sounds too good to be true? Well, there's a check-&-balance in place but don't think it's working too well (at least not on me, it isn't.) Though they have cheap salmon, tuna, and a few other dishes, they have expensive CRABSTICK! For 2 pieces of kanikama nigiri (crabstick on sushi rice balls), you have to pay 3.90. Imagine that...4 bucks for 2 pieces of crabstick? No-way! You can get the same for only 2 bucks @ Sushi King and even then I never go for them...I think that dish will always be at the bottom of Sakae's graph of popular dishes LOL.
Overall, Sakae isn't such a bad place, the outlet in PG looks trendy with a monitor at each table for you to browse and place orders, and hot water taps to refill your green teas. There's more variety here compared to Sushi King as well and it's not only limited to sushi or the common bento sets. For discounts, you'll need to accumulate 500 bucks worth of receipts over a 3-month period in exchange for a membership that will last for....erm, I dunno coz I don't have one =þ
My Rating: (for the variety and the cheap salmons)