The Sushi Place in Canton/Fells Point may not have the most creative name, but as it may imply, the joint is cute, simple, clean, and offers delicious, fresh sushi. The Sushi Place is located in a rowhouse off Fleet Street at the corner of Madeira. The space formerly housed a taco establishment, but it no longer has any indication of the business’s past. In its new life, the establishment has been totally redone and looks clean, modern, and fresh. It is small and probably better equipped for delivery/take out than dining in. However, if you are interested in striking up conversation with the friendly and approachable staff and willing to risk dining very close to fellow patrons, saddling up to a table can be a intimate and fun night out. The Sushi Place is BYOB, and has no corkage fee, which is great and helps to keep the prices down. Its location is within walking distance to a large part of Canton, Fells Point, and Fells Prospect, but the only parking available is on the street, which can be limited.
Chef Ronald Choi has gone out of his way to create fresh and original rolls and sashimi. Overall, the deliciously fresh sushi does indeed live up to the higher end of local standards, which is key considering the emphasis the restaurant places on the Japanese staple. The hand rolls and maki are limited in the number of offerings, but are all reasonably priced and tasty. The ubiquitous California roll is fresher tasting than most and the spicy tuna roll offers a nice bit of heat. The more exotic “specialty rolls” are a little pricey (hovering around $12-15), but delicious. The volcano roll, with spicy crab, cream cheese, tuna, crab mix, sesame dressing, eel sauce, and habanera is fried to perfection. There are some traditional non sushi appetizer options such as seaweed salad, miso soup, wings, and dumplings. There are also bento boxes and sashimi on the menu.
The Sushi Place is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. As far as delivery options go, it may be a little pricier than the average Chinese takeout place that many Southeastern Baltimoreans are accustomed to, but it is a great new addition in a unique niche (namely takeout/delivery sushi).