5722 Telephone Rd. ($$)
I think some creativity is important at a sushi restaurant. When I go to a new place and only see the usual tired suspects on the roll menu I have to leave. And I don’t care how much they insist or how cute the waitress is when she says it: Spicy Tuna Rolls are NOT Spicy! Thankfully I found a home at I Love Sushi. They have a very creative selection of fresh rolls on the white board behind the chefs, although it doesn’t seem to change much. They also have really good Teriyaki and other non-sushi stuff in case you have a squeemish friend. My 8-year-old son loves this place too, but his criteria is how many suckers are on the octopus sushi so I don’t know how reliable that gauge is. It’s also fun after the meal to walk a couple doors down to the Latte 101 to see who’s playing and support a local coffee shop.