Upon walking into Ari Sushi around we first noticed that the place was only half full on a Friday night. This is odd since all the places around us were spilling with people inside and out. When we looked around we both agreed that we liked the calm feel that you get with the dimly lit lights and darker decor'. We waited in the front to be seated, but after a few minutes went by and no one came to seat us Patti and I decided to go sit at the sushi bar. We said hello to the sushi chefs and asked if it was okay that we sit there and they immediately said yes. We waited a few minutes longer and no waiter or waitress came by to say hello or to give us a menu. Finally my sister got up to go get a menu and after she sat back down she realized it was the lunch menu. Two minutes later a waitress came by to grab the menu and said "I'll take that, it's not the right one. I'll send someone over to you with the right menu." I felt it was a rude introduction considering we had waited a while before even having anyone ask if we had been helped. Luckily we were given a server who was outgoing and perky to help mull over the tension that was stirring.
When our meals came from the sushi chefs in front of us they were beautiful. I ordered a West Coast roll which had baked salmon on top and a crab salad with cream cheese on the inside and a Mexican roll. My sister ordered a Lobster roll which had a mango drizzle on top. All of the rolls came out looking beautiful.
I found that the West Coast roll was a very flavorful, but it could have used a cucumber or asparagus for crunch. The Mexican was very good and it wasn't greasy from the fried shrimp either. My sister seemed to like the Lobster roll, but she commented that the mango drizzle made it taste a little more like a dessert. It didn't stop her from eating a couple pieces though. We both ate about half of the meal and ended up taking the rest home for my dad. These rolls came out a little larger than most sushi places that I go to.
Maybe the next time we go we'll be able to try some of the other amazing rolls that they have listed. They definitely had a special variety of rolls and sauces. Hopefully next time the service will be better from the start so we don't feel like we're putting anyone out by actually eating there.