We have a new restaurant in my Toppings for Top Sushi Buffets! Congrats to Trappers Sushi for consistently making yummy and extremely creative rolls, offering excellent customer service and providing anoverall wonderful dining experience! The location I have frequented is the one in Covington – however there are also locations in Puyallup, Bonney Lake and Bremerton. The location in Covington is a good sized restaurant with TV’s on different walls usually airing a sports game. Upon looking through the sushi menu, the first thing I noticed, is expansive selection of rolls. Popular rolls such as the; California, Seattle and Spicy Tuna are of course on the menu, however the popular rolls here, are the ones that are unique and exclusive (albeit “Americanized”) to Trappers such as ; Bonney Lake, Trapper, Timmy and Trump rolls. The hot spot in this restaurant is definitely the sushi bar – this is where all the magic happens!
This roll is limited to one per customer when doing the all you can eat. The torched sauce on top added a unique sear and flavor to the overall bite of the roll – definitely Americanized, delicious nonetheless. The shrimp and cream cheese gave it a nice texture and when combined with the sliced salmon sashimi atop – it was truly Trump worthy.
This roll is a newer roll from the menu and also our sushi chef’s current favorite roll. To me, cream cheese is kind of like bacon. Adding it as an ingredient only makes it that much tastier! The taste-bud tantalizing combo of the spicy crab, cream cheese, cucumber and salmon sashimi was out of sight! Although I have yet to try had the caliber of sushi you would find at Sukiyabashi Jiro’s highly exclusive establishment, this sounder roll is possibly one of my favorites and is a great roll for everyone – for a first time sushi eater to the omakase enthusiasts.
Yet another Trapper creation! The thinly sliced raw white onion and cilantro garlic sauce added a different flavor to this roll that was somewhat sour. I wasn’t a huge fan of this role but the one thing I did enjoy were the ingredient on top: seared albacore, ponzu sauce and Japanese pepper.
The spider rolls here at Trappers are great in that you actually get crab! I’ve had spider rolls at other sushi establishments and they seemed like a deep fried skeleton of a crap wrapped in rice and seaweed. However, you can even see by the pictures that these are generously sized soft shell crap with a hearty portion of meat! This is also one of my favorite kinds of rolls.
Nigiri represents the epitome of simplicity. The Hamachi was extremely fresh and had little to no fishy flavor – just the taste of freshness! The only thing simpler than this would just the slice of fish by itself known as sashimi.
Typical seaweed salad you would find in any Japanese or Korean restaurant – the same kind you find at any asian market.
Is Trappers the be all end all of sushi restaurants? No. However, you will walk out having thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If you decide to brave the long waits for the sushi bar, it is totally worth it. Everything you order is made to order in front of you by chefs that exhibit the upmost professionalism and are extremely polite. Each time Cherry and I have been there, we’ve had a different sushi chef and each are equally polite and prompt! They are always asking ”You guys doing Ok? What can I make for you next?” It is extremely evident that all the workers behind the bar (making sushi, preparing dishes, dropping items into the grill and into the fryer) all enjoy being there. Not once have I seen a lackadaisical employee and as a customer and consumer, this is very appealing. The only gripe I have about Trappers is that they’re sooo far away from Seattle! Can you please open up a location closer to Seattle!?