Friday, March 7, 2008

Sushi in the Land of Coal

I have to admit it — when Jennifer, a work colleague in Charleston, W.V., called me to suggest Thursday evening that we go out for sushi, I didn't know what to say. Was she joking? A real sushi restaurant in Charleston?

I like sushi, but I didn't know what to expect when Jennifer, her roommate Rachel and I arrived at Ichiban, a pan-Asian restaurant in the city's downtown district.

Fortunately, this story ends happily. Very happily. Ichiban was excellent, and Jennifer deserves a gold star. Even the unagi (eel) was quite good. And their lobster rolls definitely are worth trying as well.

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