Thursday evening before doing our grocery shopping, mom and I stopped by Crazy Sushi Fever, a new sushi place in Atascadero.
It's right by the Albertson's (where we rarely grocery shop becasue they're the most expensive store in town, but that's a rant for another time) where the Big Bubba's Bar-B-Que used to be. We never made it to BB'sBBQ which I regret, as I LOVE a good BBQ.
But anyway ...
So, yeah, sushi. Now I love sushi, but my mom has been hesitant to try it despite enjoying seafood in general. The idea of eating raw fish squicks her out. However, I assured her Crazy Sushi Fusion served cooked food and she wouldn't have to eat raw fish, and she finally agreed to try it.
We started with something safe: grilled asparagus. It was delicious!
I also ordered oysters on the half shell because I've been craving them hard since having some delcious oysters (as well as baked mussels) at Hog Island Oyster Co. in SF during Rehab last year. Most half-shell appetizers have 6 or 8 oysters minimum which is just way too much raw shellfish for me to consume by myself, but Crazy Sushi Fever serves just three. That I can handle!
Or so I thought before I saw the damn things:
I really wish I'd had a ruler to show just how ginormous these things were. Maybe you can tell by the standard-sized slices of lemon at the top and bottom of the plate. In swear that one in the middle was at least 4 or 5 inches long! (insert dirty joke sniggering here. i am a ten-year-old boy sometimes) The top one I was able to down no problem. The bottom one I had to cut in half. The middle on I tried to cut in thirds to make it managable, but was only able to choke down one part of it before giving up. (shudders) I think my craving for raw oyters has been satisfied and perhaps damaged for quite some time.
Not that they were bad or anything, but they didn't taste as good as Hog Island's and when they're so big hyou have to chew them a LOT ... well, that's a bit more than I really expected.
Anyway, we both chose better for our entrees with my mom having the teriyaki salmon and I had the Mustang (cooked) roll which had soft-shell crab, avocado and eel.
Mom said her salmon was very good and my roll was good, too, but it was not as good as the rolls I've had at Shin's Sushi, plus it was huge! We were both stuffed when we walked out of there.
In general, the food is good, the atmosphere is nice, and the people are really nice and attentive, but with two other sushi places in town (neither of which I've tried yet), I'm not sure I'd make another trip to Crazy Sushi Fever any time soon. Three-and-a-half stars out of five, I think.