Sushi sushi sushi. It seems Trinidadians can't get enough and with the various options available, only a few stand out. One of the list toppers is More Vino.
I have been eating at the Ariapita branch for a number of years and what sets them apart from the rest would be their ability to add some of the most creative rolls I've seen locally. Constantly reinventing their menu, keeping the restaurant fresh and relevant, they still secure a place in the list of best sushi restaurants in Trinidad & Tobago.
Its design is based on pure, uncompromising expression of comfort with seating either indoors or out and a sushi bar if you prefer dinner and a show. A rustic, unrefined deck is graced with the presence of a grapevine and a view of the Avenue. Whatever the mood dictates More Vino is prepared to accommodate. Staff are well trained, friendly and own adequate knowledge of the menu. This skill can sometimes make or break a restaurant especially one that serves a cuisine fairly new to the local food scene.
On this visit we were served a feast and I say this with great conviction, none of them were bad. From cooked to raw, locally inspired to Japanese favourites, we had it all. They offer beautiful sashimi platters, well portioned and worth the price tag. Popular rolls like the Double Crunchy and Philadelphia make the more reserved sushi eater comfortable while Octopus and Grilled Eel Nigiri allow for an adventurous experience amongst our locals.
Sashimi platter to start and what a way to kick off the evening. Each morsel complimented the other, difference in textures played off one another as it should. From briny Butter Fish to delicate Salmon, the bracing freshness of King Fish and the chewy texture of the Octopus.
The parade of sushi began. A platter of Double crunchy rolls to start, not a favourite of mine as I personally tend to stay away from cooked rolls but tasty and well executed none the less. The Volcano Roll is a mixture of tuna, salmon skin, spicy sauce and onion. The Sophie Jan, Super Somo and Strictly Shrimp all hold true to More Vino’s sushi style and don’t disappoint.
More Vino being one of the first to take on the Sushi challenge in Trinidad has become a staple on any foodie’s “must do” list and for good reason. With new items constantly added and refined one can never get bored and like I’ve said before with every Tom, Dick and Harry doing sushi, the constant struggle to keep it fresh and top notch is deserving of applause.
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The Bill Check is confident in saying More Vino still holds a place as one of the top sushi restaurants in the country. Fantastic quality with prices to match and a more than competent staff, we give them a full recommendation.