I don’t know about you, but I am a sushi fanatic. If the thought of raw fish freaks you out, then I don’t think Bizen is worth the price for you, but their sushi is absolutely to kill for.
Bizen is located in the heart of town right by Soco and the funky little art store, so it's hella convenient to walk or take the shuttle to.
I will be up front with you, this place is p r i c e y. Some of my favorite sushi rolls are $18, but they are 1000% worth the price, I assure you.
If you’re a sushi fanatic like me, then you’ve probably found yourself reflexively jumping at the mention of sushi anytime you see it on a menu. This is both a blessing and a curse for new discoveries. I will admit that I used to find myself buying Big Y grocery store sushi ($5 a roll sounded so tempting!!) just to get my fix, which is admittedly, barely a step above gas station sushi.
I’ve eaten a lot of sushi in my days. I’m talking like at least 12 pieces. From homemade to high-end, I’ve had so much f***ing sushi; I can say with no strings attached that this is the best sushi that I have ever consumed.
Also shout out to whoever created the menus at Bizen because the rolls all are really bad puns and I love them; An example being “50 shades of cray”
My personal favorite rolls are the Puff Dragon and Valentine’s Sweet Love (ordering that out loud is greeeeeeat.)
I personally wouldn’t eat there for the rice, dumplings, or other “Chinese food” classics, but the sushi is enough to be the main focus. I think my only other possible critique of this restaurant would be that there are way too many listings on the menu. There are, like, three separate menus in total, seriously. My advice on this is to just look at the “dinner specials” menu (the blue one with the cover), because that’s where the best rolls are.
Comment below if you like Bizen or have ever tried it. If you hate Bizen, well– sucks to suck.
By Lexi Loyot
Lexi is 16, Freshman at Bard College at Simon's Rock, and ex-Academy student