Ichiban Sushi

Where do you meet a sister staying in Annapolis?  You need an in-between kinda place, like Bowie! I even told my sister about how it's BOO-ee, not Bowie like David

The Yelp on this was mostly good, with a few not-as-positive, something about when the switch occurred from hole-in-the-wall sushi joint (good) to pricy "bistro" with the renovations (not as good). 

The seaweed salad was delightful.

My sister had the Tum Yum Goong soup, a spicy lemongrass broth with shrimp, knotted noodles, and baby bok choy.

Roll-wise, we shared the Alaska (salmon, avocado, cucumber), the Dragon (eel, cucumber, avocado), and the Spider (crab, cucumber, scallion).  The Spider was big and crunchy, probably the crowd favorite.  But I could also eat any eel roll all day long.  Mmm, slithery. 

We liked it! The service was a little iffy--I was asked if I wanted anything to drink before I opened a menu, so I said I wasn't sure yet.  The server returned about 5 seconds later to ask me again.  Also, he kept asking me if I wanted more water then going away with my glass for a while.  Come back!  Thirsty over here! 

I know almost nothing about most out-of-Beltway eats, with the exception of some Annapolis fare.  But you have to take risks, you know?  Also, Bowie Town Center has tons of stores and stuff, so some pre- or post-sushi shopping is definitely in order.  Dairy Queen makes a fine dessert.

Ichiban Sushi Asian Bistro
3921 Evergreen Parkway
Bowie, MD

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  1. I had no idea this was at the Town Center. I will have to try it out. Glad I found your blog.

  2. Great pictures! I'd definitely hit this up. That is, if I'm ever in Bowie...

  3. That seaweed salad looks awesome... Love those!

  4. that looks really great! Love sushi, although Bowie is a bit too far to travel. If you ever make your way to VA, my favorite sushi place is Yamazato.

  5. Bowie isn't usually at the top of my to-dine list, but my sister was nearby for business, so it worked! Yamazato is now nearly as far as Bowie, but I'll add it to the list to safely recommend to my favorite Virginia-dwellers.

  6. it was nice to see you sister! They were also very chill about me working on my doctoral papers for an hour while waiting for you.