Sushi Express is tucked away in plain sight on the Eastern Main Road. We met with chef/owner Tameka Pierre and let me just say there's nothing self regarding or intimidating about her, she serves what she likes because it's good. The unpretentious atmosphere is refreshing as opposed to copious amounts of laughing Buddhas to distract you from the endless sea of tasteless ..........ummm food. Sushi Bar style allows you to see your food being prepared and for whoever has had the pleasure understands the show.
Trained by a Japanese chef her original dream was to become a tapenake chef but the universe had different plans for her, as quickly as she got into sushi her passion for it grew.
Express Roll - photo below
By far my favourite. Shrimp tempura and cucumber are held in place with crab wrapped in rice. Garnishes like unagi and masago sauce make this a beauty to look at. Topped with salmon and tobiko roe the Express guarantees a smile from the tummy.
Tameka says to all who are hesitant about this cuisine, "try the concept of sushi". She is passionate about what she does and it shows in her work. Sushi Express Curepe doesn't pretend to be a spot found in Japan with only traditional food, she brings a new take on it and maybe it's good for Trinidadians, we aren't particularly known for trying and loving foods that aren't infused with the Trini flavours that has made us a country of fusion cuisine.
The Bill Check recommends you give them a try and from what we've heard her customer service accounts for a large portion of her customer loyalty.