July is my favourite month, not only because it’s summer but because it’s my birthday month. I took another trip to Dublin towards the end of June, this time as a birthday gift from my sister to see Taylor Swift in concert – no judging, but I do love her a little too much.
The evening before the exciting concert, we decided to have a casual trip to Musashi (IFSC) on Mayor Street; a popular sushi restaurant in Dublin with 3 restaurants scattered around the city.
Now this isn’t the first time I’ve visited the restaurant as we dined here on my previous trip, but I wasn’t blown away. We decided to pick a few more dishes from the menu so we could get a better insight as to what Musashi has to offer.
Dining at a sushi restaurant isn’t the same without a starter of edamame and Musashi’s were generously salted and fresh with plenty to share between two.
One of my most ordered sushi dishes is spicy tuna roll as I love how the hint of spice compliments the fresh tuna. However, Musashi’s dish was a let down as the sauce was a little bland compared to previous I’ve tasted.
Both the salmon and avocado roll and California roll were pleasant enough and although the sushi is made fresh to order, the fish unfortunately didn’t taste as fresh as others I’ve encountered.
Faring a little better was the nigri, both tuna and eel were more flavoursome with the fatty tuna being my favourite out of all the sushi we tried.
There really isn’t much to say about Musashi. Sure it might be a great sushi joint in Dublin, but compared to the great restaurants in London such as Roka and Kouzu, the sushi here just didn’t impress. Maybe it is unfair of me to judge the sushi in another city, but I’ve been spoilt and I’m just not satisfied with mediocre sushi anymore.
– Musashi, Dublin