Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the long memorial weekend; I’m back home and enjoying some quality time with the family in between studying. Anyways, for this week’s post, I’ll be talking about another restaurant in the University Town Center, Gen Grill.
Now, at first glance, the Japanese restaurant doesn’t really stand out. After all, it is quite tiny compared to most of the other places nearby. However, my initial impressions of the restaurant changed this past Friday when I ate there for the first time.
It was actually my mom who wanted to eat there when she came to UCI to take me back home for the long weekend. She wanted to eat tasty yet light food before we headed back home, and for some reason, she was in the mood for some sushi. Therefore, it was no surprise that she chose Gen Grill. When we looked at the menu, I was quite surprised to see the variety of dishes the place offered. In addition to sushi, the restaurant offers a wide range of entrees ranging from salads to different meat dishes. My mom and I decided to have a two combo meal with shrimp tempura and salmon teriyaki along with an order of spicy tuna roll; the two combo meal also came with edamame beans, salad, and a bowl of rice.
We both ended up enjoying our lunch especially the salmon teriyaki. The spicy tuna roll was also delicious and not too hot. We especially liked the portions of the food; since we are both petite women, the amount of food served was just enough for us. Now that I have tried some of the food at Gen Grill, I’ll definitely be sure to eat there more often; I really want to try as many of their sushi as possible including the UCI roll! In addition, the restaurant has Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m on the weekdays with discounted prices. In addition, they also offer a 5% discount if you pay with cash. Still, considering the quality of the food, the prices are already fair.
So, if you’ve been to Gen Grill, what is your favorite dish there? What are your overall thoughts on the place? Feel free to express your opinion in a comment.
Enjoy the rest of the long weekend, Anteaters, and best of luck preparing for finals! There are only 2 weeks of classes left for the quarter, so make them count!
Zot zot zot!