Sushi Kara

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 2 reviews )

2830 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California, USA, 90815

Serves meat, vegan options available. Located in the Loews shopping center. Vegan options include udon soup with tofu & tempura veggies, grilled vegetable salad, and a vegetable sushi roll. Can customize dishes to vegan. Ask if tempura is cooked in same fryer as non-veg. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Japanese, Non-veg

2 Reviews

First Review by 3Lego

Soup NOT Vegan / Vegetarian - Edit

I'm not a vegetarian, but my wife is vegan, so we were really excited to find an udon shop with a vegan option. We went to the restaurant, confirmed that they could make a fish-free, meat-free broth, and had a great meal. We returned again and, this time discovering some kamuboko (fish cake) in the broth, but they apologized, swapped it for new soup, and everyone was, once again, very happy.

Yesterday we went for visit number 3, and the vegetarian waitress informed us that they do not have a veggie broth option. She checked with the kitchen, and as she suspected, we've been eating fish broth the whole time. This is really unfortunate, because the previous review and the assurances of the staff had billed it as a rare vegan-friendly standout.

My wife opted for some veggie sushi, edamame, and tempura veggies (apparently, there's no egg in their batter), and we still had a great time. The owner is a really attentive, nice man, and the staff is great. For you carnivores out there, the sushi is also excellent. Just watch out for the broth if you're a vegetarian/vegan.

Pros: Reasonable prices, Great staff, Great sushi

Cons: Soup not vegan as sometimes claimed

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Amazing Food at Sushi Kara - Edit

This was our 2nd visit to Sushi Kara, and it was as wonderful as we remembered from before. We ordered the Udon noodle soup w/tempura vegetables (they gladly substituted the shrimp with tofu); and a grilled vegetable salad. The flavor of each dish was superb! The owner, Song, is so friendly and gracious, and he made the evening even more special. He even surprised us with a special vegan vegetable roll made with asparagus, squash (and other secret ingredients) wrapped in rice paper. Every dish is presented in such a beautiful and artistic way, which makes it "almost" too pretty to eat. Please support Sushi Kara and give them a try. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Excellent food & healthy fresh ingredients, Clean & modern decor, Very friendly staff

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