Nishiki Sushi is a new arrival to East Greenbush (Rensselaer) and I don't believe EG or the neighboring towns have had any or many sushi places, so we hope they are great, hope they do well, and are here to stay.
Upon entering we were instantly greeted and then shown to our table while we observed the small but newly-renovated and nicely decorated atmosphere. There is a sushi bar which occupies most of the space that features a color-changing lighted front, as well as approximately a dozen tables for 2, 4, or 6 diners.
A server promptly appeared offering each person a warm towel that was individually wrapped, which was a nice touch, especially on a cold winter evening. She then collected them after use and said she would return for drink orders. The website & Menu is here: http://nishikisushiny.com/ Note, the menu has a 'hibachi entrees' section, but there are no hibachi tables for diners to sit at: All entrees come from the kitchen or sushi bar. This was different to see, but I decided to try the Hibachi Salmon Entree with a side order of Egg and Vegetable Hibachi Fried Rice. All 3 of my dining companions ordered different dinner bento boxes. When I ordered the fried rice, the server asked if I still wanted the white rice which was included with Hibachi Entree.
While the server asked for our drink order, they explained that Nishiki offers a full liqour-wine-beverage selection. We ordered Hot Tea and Hot Saki, along with our meals and we were glad that we ordered the tea. The hot tea was a Japanese brown-rice green tea which tasted amazing. The tea was served in a single cup, however the refills were plentiful and always timely, never reaching below a quarter-filled tea cup. This goes for the water fills also. The service was top notch and flawless, always around when needed, but not overbearing or hovering.
First to arrive - the miso soup was hot, flavorful, and perfect and the salad was larger-than-normal with the typical Japanese ginger salad dressing. We requested additional dressing which was promptly delivered and it was fresh and flavorful and great for dipping items we would recieve later.
The food arrived shortly after the salad and soup and the flavor and seasoning, price, portion, and presentation was 5 'forks' (stars) for my meal. The taste of each bite of both the Hibachi entree and the fried rice was satisfying and perfect, for me. The dinner bento boxes were tasty and nearly unable to be finished, certainly not skimpy.
During our visit, it was clear that there was sufficient staff on hand to cover the dining room and the never ending pickup order arrivals and phone calls. The staff met each and every request of ours with speed and smiles, all while other servers often covered tables that weren't their own.
We were not rushed and had a perfect dinner and it was nice to see when the check arrived that there was no additional charges for things like the white rice, the drink refills, and the extra salad dressing. During our departure, several staff thanked us for our visit and wished us a pleasant goodnight. We will certainly return and recommend you give Nishiki a try too.
|Hibachi Entree - Salmon||Fried Rice - Egg & Vegetable||Dinner Bento Box - Salmon Teriyaki|