On Halloween night, my family and several of my friends were invited to Takara Sushi and Sake Lounge in Tampa Palms to sample their new date night menu.
We had a fabulous evening catching up and eating the most amazing sushi this side of Tampa Bay!
Our party was treated like royalty as platter upon platter of delicious appetizers, sushi, and desserts were brought out.
Without a doubt my favorite appetizer was the Ceviche. It was so fresh, so tasty, and it had a little kick that I really liked!
A close second was the avocado and tofu salad.
The children all really enjoyed the tempura vegetables!
As the appetizers gave way to the sushi platters, one sushi roll sticks out in my mind because it presented so beautifully!
I'll admit it. I ate the sashami around the outside but didn't eat the rice.
My favorite roll based simply on taste was the sashami roll. I loved that I could just pop the entire thing in my mouth. It was so tasty!!
Haley, my 9 year old daughter tried almost everything and the Tempura Grouper Taco was her favorite! And at under $3, you can't go wrong with getting one for your kid!
I also had the opportunity to sample a few new vegetarian options that they are adding to their menu, and they were outstanding!!
I really enjoyed the Fiesta roll with a slice of fresh Jalepeno on top! Again, I skipped the rice.
But without a doubt my favorite vegetarian roll was The Garden. Not only did it present like a little mini garden, but this little roll packed a lot of flavor that made me feel like I was transported to another world!
Their new vegetarian menu is creative and inspiring!
I'd like to invite all of my local readers to go to Takara Sushi and try out their new date night specials or the vegetarian menu. I'll sweeten the offer by giving away (2) $25 gift cards to 2 lucky readers! All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know which item off the vegetarian menu sounds the most appealing to you.
I'll pick a winner on Saturday November 23rd. Good luck! Make sure you Like Takara on Facebook. They often post amazing specials on their FB page!!
Disclaimer: My friends and family received our food at no cost in exchange for my honest review.