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Crazy Sushi keeps students and wallets full

Kian Hagerman
Mesa Legend

photo Kian HagermanSushi as a dining option has been embraced fully by American culture, and the opening of Crazy Sushi and Crab near the Southern and Dobson campus means that students now have a new place to enjoy sushi within walking distance from class. Located at 1310 S. Longmore, the restaurant is open 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday. There are two happy hour times Monday – Saturday, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. And 8 p.m. – closing time, though MCC students can enjoy a 15 percent discount upon showing their student identification. As the name indicates, the food on offer is not restricted to only sushi though, as crab can be ordered at very reasonable prices; the menu also includes noodle dishes, soup and salads.

Image of Crazy Sushi and Crab keeps their selection of seafood affordable for MCC students.
Crazy Sushi and Crab keeps their selection of seafood affordable for MCC students.
Photo: Tania Ritko/Mesa Legend

There is plenty of variety for the sushi aficionado to try, and for those that might be less adventurous traditional Japanese dishes like udon and yakisoba are available. To start things off an appetizer like the pork gyoza might hit the spot, which can be described as similar to an egg roll. Another personal favorite of mine is the edamame, a delicious side dish consisting of soybeans that are lightly salted. Not only selling crab by weight, Crazy Sushi and Crab also shrimp and black mussels on the menu. Let’s be honest though, many of us aren’t coming for any of these items; the sushi is the main event, and there is a ton of variety to choose from. Along with more the more conventional nigiri, sashimi and maki rolls there are some interesting specialty rolls that might entice those looking for something more unique.
Those looking for something spicy or flavorful might like the Crazy Fire Roll, Garlic Crunch Roll, or Garlic Tuna Roll.

For a taste of something familiar, the Dragon and Crazy Dragon rolls are both great options, the eel sauce a welcome flavor for fans of it.  As college students, one additional factor that comes into consideration is the pricing of alcohol when choosing a place to eat out.With both bottled and draft beers, a number of different sake brands and flavors, and wine you can be sure to find something to scratch your particular itch. Given the great range of dishes, affordable prices I would recommend giving Crazy Sushi and Crab a try.

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