Savory Stories Part III: Sushi in Montana

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Rocky Dickerson is running a Savory Stories challenge for July. The goal is to share our "favorite" food related events, classes or meals. Since I love all food, I don't really have favorites, but I can stil figure out things to share! Here is the third post which focuses on whether there is such a thing as good sushi in Montana.

 

Last night we tried Blue Samurai, a restaurant located at 323 South Main Street in Kalispell. The restaurant only serves dinner, and is open from Monday through Saturday. In this one eater's opinion, the Blue Samurai is a must-try, for several reasons.  

 

First, the service was fantastic.

 

Our server Rebecca stopped by often to see how we were doing, to check on the quality of the food, to see if we needed anything else and to make sure our beverages were plentiful. She also made a point of learning our names, and would use them every time she stopped by. That is how to make your customers feel special. We also noticed many of the diners who came in were greeted by name. It's kind of like the show Cheers where everyone yelled Norm's name when he walked in. That's the kind of place you visit more than once!  

 

Can you really get good sushi in Kalispell MT? photo of seaweed salad

Second, the food was delicious!

 

I started with the Wakame Seaweed Salad. The ingredients were seasoned seaweed, mango, yamagobo and ponzu.

 

Yamagobo is a pickled root that looks like a carrot. Ponzu is a sauce. All I remember is that it contains soy sauce and rice vinegar but it also included a lot of other spices.

 

It was definitely delicious and I have to say I prefer this to a normal lettuce based salad.    

 

Can you really get good sushi in Kalispell MT? photo of green mussels Next, an appetizer.

 

Oh yum oh yum. This was my favorite dish of the evening.

 

The appetizer was called Baked Green Mussels. They are green mussels baked with spicy aioli, sriracha, kabayaki sauce, masago, scallions and tempura flakes. The aioli is the orange-colored sauce on top. Sriracha is a chili sauce. Kabayaki is another soy-sauce based sauce, and masago are fish eggs (roe). Each shell had two mussels in them. 

 

This was so good that when Rebecca came to ask if we were done, I mentioned that if I had a straw, I could suck up the rest of the sauce. Her response was, "that could be arranged," but I thought that might be just a tad tacky so I left the sauce in the shells. Sigh. I want another plate...  

 

Can you really get good sushi in Kalispell MT? Photo of heavenly roll And finally, the entree.

 

There were many options on the menu including nigiri, sashimi, cooked, raw and vegan rolls.

 

I chose a raw roll. Specifically, I ordered the Heavenly Roll which was definitely deserving of the name.

 

This roll included spicy tuna, cucumber topped with yellowtail, lemon wedge, jalapeño, sriracha, ponzu and masago. There was a perfect amount of spice, and the fish was delicious.   

 

So there you have it! That food as well as a bit of hot sake hit the spot. I am a satisfied customer who will definitely be returning to Blue Samurai!  

 

So yes, you can definitely get yummy sushi in Kalispell MT!

 

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

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eXp Realty LLC

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904

 

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Comments (36)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello kat and sounds and looks like a great meal to have.  I have never try to make it and do not have any recipes for it but havea good restaurant to go to in Denver for it.

 

Aug 01, 2021 08:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP !!  Do you like sushi? I suspect the answer is no, but if the answer is yes, you'll have to come there with me some day!

 

I've never made sushi myself, Will Hamm - I think the problem here would be finding someplace to buy sushi-grade fish.

Aug 01, 2021 09:17 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - you're right. I don't eat sushi or any seafood. But I would still go there with you and find something else to eat. It sounds like a very popular and unique restaurant for people with good taste.

Aug 01, 2021 09:21 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Let's go!

Aug 01, 2021 10:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - I checked out their website. Kaizen! It's extraordinary! I liked their T-Shirts, "This is how we roll." I can see you and Anthony wearing those T-Shirts while you're in your canoes. 

Aug 01, 2021 01:52 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat, sounds like you guys had a great dinner.   Haven't ever had a taste for it, maybe because I was born in Nebraska, no water, and not much fish either.

Aug 01, 2021 09:29 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Sushi is my love language. The only food that the first bite seems to lower my blood pressure.

Aug 01, 2021 09:34 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Joan Cox - I was in my early 40s before I tried it. It's never to late to gain a taste for something new!

 

Ahh, I totally get that! I was so happy to have found a good place for it here, Rocky Dickerson !

Aug 01, 2021 10:48 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kat Palmiotti glad you enjoyed a delicious Sushi. I haven't had Sushi for a long time, and most likely this week I will have some Sushi.

Aug 01, 2021 04:51 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hope you love it, John Pusa !

Aug 02, 2021 05:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent recommendation to share.

Take care, be safe and have a very productive August.

Aug 02, 2021 07:58 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Both Larry and I are not fond of sushi, but the rest of the family really enjoys it and they have it often. Great service is so welcoming!

Aug 02, 2021 09:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you, Roy Kelley and I wish the same to you!

 

Great service is a wonderful way to keep customers coming back, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 !

Aug 02, 2021 10:21 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti - I am sure Blue Samurai is very happy to have such a glowing referral.   Nice job!!

Aug 03, 2021 12:25 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® !

Aug 03, 2021 01:39 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kat - you did a great photo presentation of the food.  Not only good food but great guest experience.  The ultimate is the cheers experience.

Aug 04, 2021 06:26 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've only ever tasted sushi once...not a true test of sampling it I know. But it just doesn't appeal to me at all.

That said...I did enjoy your post!

Aug 11, 2021 06:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Grant Schneider - Wouldn't it be fun to walk into a restaurant and everyone turned around and yelled, "GRANT!"

 

Thank you Sharon Tara - there are so many different ways to make sushi - it's too bad you started with one you didn't like!

Aug 18, 2021 07:34 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Oh man those pictures are mouth watering!  Glad to hear you can get decent sushi in Montana.

Aug 21, 2021 05:53 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 !!  It was delicious!

Aug 21, 2021 08:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kat:

I would definitely enjoy dining to this place...a winner all around based on your description and photos.

Jeff

Aug 29, 2021 03:55 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Jeff Dowler, CRS - It definitely was a winner!

Aug 30, 2021 05:52 AM