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restaurant review sushi QQ

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by Cara Strickland photos by Ctoreson Photography | assisted by Kevin Kern

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y now, the idea of a great restaurant in a strip mall is so familiar that I don’t think twice about it as I drive to QQ Sushi & Kitchen, located in the Five Mile Shopping Center. I’m more surprised to hear that there is a new sushi restaurant (open just a few months) on the north side of Spokane, and with all the recent excitement in the downtown area, I’m glad to see some movement elsewhere, as well. The restaurant is small and cozy (though perhaps a little loud for quiet conversation), and was already bustling with people when my guest and I arrived. The sushi bar (with seating for those who prefer dinner and a show) played host to a small team, and several wait staff moved quickly through the small space. Though the decor was certainly Asian-inspired, there was another flavor as well, a sort of casual chic. As we began to peruse the menu, nothing was unpronounceable, though there was plenty to interest an experienced palate. The menu was nicely-sized, not overwhelming or too small. A board next to the bar announced several specials, including a Gonzaga roll, which seemed to inspire solidarity among our fellow diners. We started with a selection from the sake menu. My guest ordered the hot sake ($7), and I tried the lychee sake ($7), which came in a wine glass and provided a sweet start to our evening. In addition to sake, QQ has a modest selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. QQ appears to be trying to walk the tightrope of catering to everyone. Their rolls include both classic and innovative

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Spokane CDA Living June 2015  
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