Carne Asada Roll @ Lamplight Lounge

Price: $17.00

When: June 24, 2018, 11:30 AM

Reservations: Recommended

Verdict? Not recommended

We’ve been reviewing Disneyland dishes for nearly three years. We’ve reviewed hundreds of items. And, in all that time, there’s one type of food we’ve yet to review.

I’m talking about sushi.

Imagine my surprise when we arrive at the Lamplight Lounge, scan the menu, and discover that they offer not one(!), but two(!!) different sushi rolls. One’s Carne Asada; the other is Crab & Tuna.

After polling our group, we go with the Carne Asada.

When the dish arrives, it looks exactly as it should. A long roll, pre-cut into eight pieces, wrapped in seaweed, stuffed with beef, avocado and rice. The whole thing’s been garnished with red onion and a lazy circle of crema.

(Nice touch: they roll comes with chopsticks.)

Everyone breaks out the sticks, and gets to work.

Verdict? Not bad. Not great, but not bad. “Forgettable,” says Sharon, “but not offensive.” Bryce and Stan agree. Stan liked them a tad more than the rest of the table.

I didn’t care for them. There’s no hook in this dish. The beef was just … beef. The rice was a little undercooked. There wasn’t anything special or unique; nothing to grab the tongue. It’s just … a boring sushi roll. For $17.

Despite the novelty (sushi! in! the! parks!), I’d say: save your money. This isn’t worth it.

Not recommended.