Peoria >Food & Dining > Sushi Popo
4700 N University St, Peoria, IL | Directions 6161440.745410 -89.608976
A sushi must in Peoria – Sushi Popo is a favorite dinner out spot for my wife and I. We eat here two times a week. The owner is very friendly and an outstanding sushi chef. I have eaten sushi in 10 different states at countless restaurants. Sushi Popo has the best. Hoddie
, the owner gets fresh sushi fish every monday and he will get special requests too. This is a must try restaurant for sushi or chinese cuisine
Superb! – Some of the best sushi I've ever had and definitely the best in the Midwest. The fish is melt-in-your-mouth tender, as well as succulent and well prepared. The ambiance is simple and charming without trying too hard. Our waitress was charming and funny, and managed to cajole my sushi-hating best friend into having some veggie sushi as well as a Chinese dish, which was also excellent. We still talk about her! A gem in a strip mall, Sushi Popo was what made me love sushi!!!
Worst service on a regular basis in years – When I first moved to Peoria for school I was delighted to find Sushi popo which regularly provided great sushi (a personal favorite food) and ok service. I am sad to say that in the past two years this has changed. Service became so lax that it was an ongoing joke with friends and family until it got flat out terrible -- for instance, one person receiving their meal and finishing before others were served or vice versa, waiting 20 minutes for drinks, the manager/main waiter clearly forgetting to give orders tot he chefs, the waiter forgetting our credit cards and leaving them at the front desk unattended was the worst.
In the many times I've visited, each time becomes worse, no matter who I'm with. We always kept going because the food was good....but lately the food has been cold as it has been left, forgotten in the kitchen. I have several friends that now refuse to go anymore because they feel personally insulted to have such poor service and I can't disagree.
While the staff have become geniuses with making up excuses, even they are running out of reasons. For example, saying that several orders came in after our own (In a nearly empty restaurant) does not warrant putting those later orders ahead of ours. In my last visit we spent over an hour waiting for out food on a night not even remotely crowded. My sushi came 15 minutes after the meals of my family, whose own food was cold.
I am sorry to say, I won't be returning to restaurant which treats me and everyone else I bring like a second-class citizen who do not warrant even lazy service.
Editorial Review – Chinese and Japanese sushi restaurant near Bradley University focuses on serving healthy, fresh and interesting food and drinks.
Authentic Cuisine with Quaint Ambience – This is one of those restaurants you want to make a regular spot. Great for a fun and casual date or hanging with friends. I like the creativity they use in the way they lay out the food on the dishes but even more important it is fresh and the real deal. Whether you like Sushi, Japanese, or Chinese, this place covers it all. Check it out!
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