We were staying at Cheeca Lodge and made an Open Table reservation for dinner at Nikai Sushi.
We were seated outdoors on a deck overlooking the beach area. Very nice as there was a light breeze, temps in the upper 70s.
To start we had the maguro tartar, spicy tuna with truffled ponzu and wasabi tobiko. VERY interesting as I've not had truffle flavor with sushi before, Mrs Willie & I found this very enjoyable.
Next was the tuna poke, with wakame, red onion, sea salt, furikake & poke sauce
topped with toasted macadamia nuts and served with wonton chips. The nuts were far too overpowering for this dish, just not needed. We did best to pick them out, it was an enjoyable poke.
We finished with 3 rolls:
sunshine roll: spicy hamachi, & cucumber topped with tobiko, lemon glaze & tempura crunchies
samurai roll: spicy hamachi & smoked jalapeño topped with spicy tuna & sweet chili garlic over spicy aioli, dusted with togarashi crunchies
truffled tuna roll: spicy tuna & avocado topped with wasabi tobiko, truffled ponzu & green onion
The truffled tuna was just ok, I guess we were over the unique flavor by then. We really enjoyed the Sunshine (nice bright flavors) and the Samurai Roll.
Service was slow and the wait staff knew it so we were given some edamame tossed with sea salt prior to our sushi being served.
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