Yet another disappointing run of the mill trendy sushi place. Sushi was simply average. I was expecting the actual restaurant to be nicer than it was. What I would consider going back for: their non-sushi Asian menu. We were impressed by the crab rangoon & the people next to us ordered a stir fry that looked delicious. In short, my advice is to veer off course, avoid the standard sushi & try something a little more in line with Asian comfort food. That's my plan for next time and I probably won't be disappointed again. Update 1/21/11: We went back to Aqua and, staying true to our word, Drew ordered the Pad Thai & I got the Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry. The Pad Thai was pretty tasty, although not as spicy as it should have been. Nice big shrimp in it though. My stir fry was awesome. Excellent flavor, quality ingredients, and a huge serving. Just as we had suspected, their Asian comfort food really is great. We then realized that this is because Aqua is part of the same group as ChinChin and Lucky China. It seems as though the group wanted to try their hand at a nice sushi bar, but didn't have the confidence to pull it off so they just used items from the menus of their other restaurants to help bolster Aqua Bistro. Aqua tries way too hard to be trendy: it looks like IKEA threw up in there & they pump in club music with blasting bass. It's really an odd identity crisis. Next time we'll just go to ChinChin or LuckyChina & get the real deal without the confusion of Aqua.
Posted: 9/16/2010 • Last edited: 1/21/2011 • Link to this review