There is another Japanese sushi restaurant in town. Though Sushi Dining Aoi has been open since January, my visit there yesterday was the first time I was able to take some pictures. I went there with Thuy (@betoneko) and her friend, An. Both studied in Kyushu for many years and are lovers of Japanese food. Sushi Dining Aoi is located in a new building located near the corner of Ba Huyen Thanh and Nguyen Dinh Chieu. For those with motorbikes, you will need to park downstairs but parking is validated at the restaurant.
This being my second visit for lunch, one thing I noticed was a lack of a lunch crowd, quite the opposite of the crowded Sushi Bars chain. It is a nice relaxing place to sit and talk with your friends.
For the food, I am mixed. It does not compare to the Sushi Bar even though Sushi Dining Aoi has a Japanese chef. He was concerned when An did not seem to like her dish. To put bluntly, my dish, essentially a rice dish with eggs, was too wet and mushy. It is not the type of Japanese cuisine I am used to eating. My mother is Japanese and makes good Japanese food so I am definitely being biased here. Still, I will probably make more then one visit in the future. It should get better.
Sushi Dining Aoi: 52-55 Ba Huynh Tuyen, District 3, HCMC, Viet Nam