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There is no better feeling than coming home from school after a long day of studying, changing into sweats and getting food with your roommates. Are you thinking what I thinking? Sushi.

Finding a sushi restaurant that caters to starving students such as myself is tough because high quality sushi is expensive, and cheap sushi is only found at gas stations in the middle of nowhere. So, this week I challenged myself to find a good sushi place with great atmosphere and even greater prices. Thank goodness for Japanese Blossoms on The Esplanade.

When my roommates and I first got to the restaurant I instantly noticed the atmosphere, which was casual and relaxing but also had a fancy vibe to it. For a Tuesday night, the restaurant was busy, but we were seated immediately.

There were families, friends and co workers connecting over spicy tuna rolls and miso soup, which is exactly what I got for dinner. Most (excluding the children) also had sake in hand but until I am a famous journalist I stick to my $11 meal. $6 for the sushi roll, $3 for the miso soup, $2 tip, free water. Perfect.

When we were seated the first thing I noticed was that there were crayons on the table, which is perfect for anyone under the age of 10 or anyone in college. While waiting for our meals, we drew pictures of horses and drank cucumber infused water. Very refreshing.

The red miso soup came first. It had tofu and green onions in it. Miso soup is perfect for the winter months because it is warm and comforting, not too filling but full of flavor. It took me a whopping two minutes to eat it and I regret nothing.

About six or seven minutes after the soup came out the spicy tuna roll appeared. I asked for low sodium soy sauce just because I find a lot of salt can overpower my mouth when I eating sushi. I also not a big fan of adding wasabi or ginger but to each their own.

The roll was in eight pieces with tuna and spicy mango wrapped together with white rice and nori wrap. I definitely have had more sushi before, but it was really good. I think the soy sauce added a lot to the roll and the spice wasn overpowering.

The one thing I really enjoyed about the roll was that it was enough to make me satisfied. Usually when I get sushi I order too much and there is too much going on in every roll that when I leave I feel like I need a nap and an antacid. The soup and the roll was the perfect amount for dinner.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Whether you looking to budget your meal or spend time with family, this place is affordable and fun. Yes, extravagant sushi is more expensive than my spicy tuna roll and miso soup but the atmosphere, the service and the lack of rural gas stations made up for it 100 percent.
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