Or rather I should post this title as "John's bank account will never be the same". While I'm not a big fan of Sushi (California rolls are about all I can do) my wife Teri LOVES it, the more the better. So I'm a bit distressed that a sushi joint has opened so close to home. However, that being said we went there for dinner last night before our movie and we had a delightful time.
Where you might ask? Happy Bento is the place. It is located on the south side of the new Wal-Mart on South Hill in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Right next to the new Forza coffee joint.
When we walked in, we were greeted promptly and escorted to our table and given menus. At first I thought it was just another Teriyaki place until I opened the menu. "UH-OH" I exclaimed. "What?!" Teri asked. I said, "turn to page 3". She did and her eyes lit up "OOOOH Sushi!" at which point our waitress delivered the sushi menu. It certainly was not the most expansive sushi menu I had ever seen, but looked to be an ample selection. Again, I'm not much of a Sushi guy, but Teri seemed pleased overall with the menu.
Teri ordered the Chicken Teriyaki bento and I ordered a combination of Chicken Teriyaki and Mongolian beef. The service was very prompt and friendly. The food arrived quickly and hot. The atmosphere was nice. The restaurant was decorated in shades of orange, purple and green with traditional Japanese decor. Soft classical music was playing in the background and the overall experience was very good. Very comfortable. The food itself was tasty. Teri's bento came with 8 pieces of California roll, vegetable tempura, steamed rice, a side salad and chicken teriyaki for $10,95. My dinner included chicken teriyaki, steamed rice and Mongolian beef for $8.95. The portions were large enough that I felt very satisfied when I left, but not overly stuffed. We will definitely return! If you're looking for a Sushi fix on south hill, head on over to Happy Bento! You won't be disappointed.
9909 168th St E
Puyallup, WA 98375