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Tag: Sushi Station Puyallup


Raw enthusiast: In search of poke in Tacoma

I call this the poor-man's sushi only because of its very affordable pricetag, or at least in contrast to the $14 it will cost you at other restaurants. This poke is simply prepared with soy and a sprinkle of sesame seeds over a salad of sliced cucumbers and lettuce. It's $3.50 at Sushi Station in Puyallup.

Poke can be simple or complicated, tame in flavor or boldly spiced. The one constant in the poke equation is this: the foundation starts with cubes of raw tuna. Beyond that, a poke recipe is open for interpretation. Or at least it is in the hands of local chefs. Click “more” to read about a few interesting poke dishes I’ve sampled around town recently, and please tell me about your favorite poke. Read more »


Sushi Station in Puyallup opens

A rainbow roll and seaweed salad at Sushi Station in Puyallup.



Sushi Station, the newest conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Puyallup, opened this week. Insider’s tip: Today (Saturday, April 10 only), they’re offering $1 sushi plates. Call the restaurant first to confirm. That was an unadvertised special I was told about while dining anonymously.

Sushi Station is the second conveyor belt sushi restaurant to open in Puyallup. Sushi Land opened last December a few doors down from The Rock Wood Fired pizza.

Like other sushi spin restaurants, Sushi Station has the kitsch down solid. Diners are greeted with loud cheers when they enter and leave. That can be fun or annoying, depending on your tolerance of enthusiasm. As for the food? Read more »


More sushi spin in Puyallup: Sushi Station coming to Sunrise Village

A second conveyor belt sushi restaurant is coming to South Hill this spring.

Sushi Station will open in the Sunrise Village Shopping Center, which also is home of the Ram brewery restaurant. Sushi Station’s opening comes on the heels of the December opening of Sushi Land, a conveyor belt restaurant that opened just a few miles away, also on Meridian. I wrote about that restaurant’s opening here.

Manager David Lim and owner Gi Hwan Chon will operate Sushi Station. Read more »