Kai Sushi reopened on February 10 in a new location. Along with moving the business from the Living Hotel to a more visible place closer to the street, the owner, Alessandra Doninelli, decided to redesign the menu and focus more on Japanese style cuisine.
This season they are located on the same street next to Burgers & Beers, 100 meters north of the Gilded Iguana Hotel. The new menu brings more options besides sushi. The typical “miso soup”— soybean pasta, chunks of tofu, seaweed and green onion— is a basic accompaniment for Japanese food. Other items include “Yaki Udon” pasta, a thick noodle made from wheat flour sautéed with vegetables and breaded tenderloin tempura with “tonkatsu” sauce, among others. There is also a children’s menu and a list of desserts including banana tempura, ice cream tempura (fried ice cream covered with dough) and a future green tea ice cream. The sushi rolls are still the same price and entrees range between 4000 and 7000 colones ($8 to $14). If you decide to visit on a Friday night, you will enjoy a “chill out” set with DJ Paul DaCosta. The place is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., closed Thursdays.