“Mori” translates to “forest.” No, not the kind running to Jenny – more like a magical, glorious sushi-filled forest that all of us fish lovers dream of.Nestled within a quaint and cozy strip of Roswell, Sushi Mori’s play on a “sushi forest” resonates throughout the entire restaurant. The Japanese art florescent with flowers and butterflies amongst the bamboo plants, trees and wooden backdrops makes us feel like we’ve entered a mystical land abundant with delicious sushi and hibachi dishes. (Which is a pretty ideal situation for us to find ourselves in, if we’re being honest.) Amongst the open, inviting restaurant you’ll be greeted by equally warm and inviting sushi chefs – or as we like to think of them: dreamlike sorcerers that have unabashedly mastered their culinary art form.
Their dishes are lovely, lively and light - bursting with exuberant flavor. And, of course, always fresh. Head Chef, Sin Woong Lee (or Sean as he’s known by the locals) aims to concoct the ideal mixture of ingredients, taking traditional Japanese cuisine and giving it a classic American spin. He’s all about perfecting that fruitful fusion, and does so with a deep-rooted passion. “When I’m making the sushi, I’m always thinking – ‘how I would cook this for my family?’ “I want our customers to be fed with that same care and quality,” Sean explains. And, as soon as we sat down – we certainly felt like it. Delightfully, Sushi Mori is perfectly family friendly and unlike many other sushi joints, is exceptionally tranquil. There’s a real sense of calm that overcomes us here– among the dim lighting and soft music, we can really sit back and relax without the anxiety of a crowded, bustling restaurant. As we enjoy a decedent evening of delicious Japanese-American food, it’s like we’ve aimlessly wandered into the peaceful serenity of an enchanting forest, except it’s filled sushi. What more could we ask for?
Tuna Tataki, $9.95
Snow White Roll, $11.99
Hot Geisha Roll, $11.99
Shrimp & Chicken, $15.95
Shrimp and Scallop, $17.95
Steak and Chicken, $15.95
Steak Chicken and Shrimp, $16.95
Monday – Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.