We are always open to a new sushi restaurant, and once we saw the sign go up on Full Moon Sushi on First Street, we were anxious for the debut, and showed up to give it a try the first week it was open.
Good fresh sushi is all fine and good, but that provides little basis for comparison from one place to another. At the risk of shocking the purists, I think the rolls are what distinguish one sushi restaurant from another.
From that viewpoint, the first couple of rolls we tried were very good but unremarkable. But then we ordered a roll called the albacore dream or something like that, and another called the Hawaiian. I love albacore, so it was no surprise that I found this very good, but the Hawaiian was amazing, covered with huge chunks of tuna. We both agreed that this might be the single best sushi roll we have ever tasted. For this one roll alone, a trip to Full Moon Sushi III at 1st and Newport will be worth your while.We visited at 2:00 p.m. midweek, and had the place to ourselves.
One gold star to Full Moon Sushi for staying open for those hours between lunch and dinner, unlike so many other sushi bars. The place is very nice inside, with a small sushi counter and some tables. I wanted to see some menus describing the rolls and some lunch special, but no luck. This is a straight on sushi restaurant with no such niceties. If you want to know what is in your roll, ask.