For those missing their Sushi Deli and Japanese Market fix — both which closed in March 2017 after a 37 year run — can now get a taste of both at the newly opened Sushi Erika (1700 79th Street Causeway). Operated by the daughter of Sushi Deli’s owner Michio Kushi, Erika Kushi, it features a similar feel and menu as its predecessor.
Located in a strip mall just up the street from the original Japanese Market, it showcases plenty of similar dishes the cult-favorite eatery once did along with new additions. Favorites like the sweet shrimp, macadamia and love rolls, along with well priced sashimi options return to the menu while newcomers like octopus salad also can be found.
However, just like Japanese Market and Sushi Deli, guests can be prepared to wait for up to an hour for their meal as no reservations are offered, but it doesn’t enforce the strict rules that the original restaurant notoriously did — just no cell phones at the sushi bar.
The restaurant is now open from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.