Smiley Pete’s Guide to Lexington’s Best Sushi
“Heaven has no taste… and not one single sushi restaurant.”
A look of pain crossed the angel’s suddenly very serious face.
- Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate
Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
1522 Eastland Pkwy. (859) 294-4464
There seems to be a trend in sushi joints in Lexington: The more authentic the atmosphere, the more obscure the location. This certainly holds true for Sugano, located on Eastland Parkway just outside New Circle Road. A classic hole-in-the-wall, the restaurant features a distinct lack of signage.
Once you grace the door, you’ll find that the restaurant is rather casual, cozy and, well … in need of an upgrade. That being said, the restaurant is always clean; the staff is very friendly and accommodating; and the menu is hand-written by Mr. Sugano. Don’t expect hibachi tables, flaming volcanoes or rolls stuffed with cream cheese. What you can expect is some of the most authentic sushi and Japanese fare in town.
Sugano is the type of place you skip lunch for. If you want a fancy interior and a trendy place to take guests, this may not be for you. If you want to impress the foodies in your life… this is the place.