Almaden Sushi’s X-file roll is mysteriously addictive

The fact that their other sushi and rolls are fresh and good means that they won't have to wheel me out of there anytime soon from X-file rolls overdose.

The sushi roll on the right, the X-File Roll was memorable. It consiss of a California roll topped w/ seared scallops w/ special mayo and tobiko. I'm glad someone at the table ordered. The description does not do this roll justice. I know some at our dinner party went back a couple of days later for lunch just to order this roll again.
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Almaden Sushi

4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars - 'Smashing'
6477 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, California, 95118
Telephone: (408) 997-2024
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The sushi roll on the right, the X-file Roll, is reason enough to visit this sushi restaurant again...and again.

Let me cut to the chase. Stop beating around the bush. There are a lot of things to like about Almaden Sushi. Some on Yelpers have raved about the Chicken Teriyaki or the “sleek contemporary Japanese vibe”.

None of these are reasons why I still salivate when I think about my dinner with the O—s last week at this sushi restaurant. My cravings are for the unassuming looking and sounding X-file roll.  It consists of a “California roll topped w/ seared scallops w/ special mayo and tobiko” as noted on the menu.

I’m glad someone at the table ordered it. The description does not do this roll justice. There is another sauce as you can tell from this picture smeared on the top of the scallops which is not listed on the ingredients list but I think it is key to making this roll irresistible. The sauce as a smokiness and almost the savoriness of truffles.

What is it?

I don’t know. Maybe that is why they call it the “X-file” roll. We had to order another one of these rolls for the table. I know some at our dinner party went back a couple of days later for lunch just to order this roll again.

The fact that their other sashimi, nigiri and rolls are fresh and delicious means they won’t have to wheel me out anytime soon after overdosing on X-file rolls. Don’t think I haven’t had day dreams about scarfing down three of these rolls by myself. The thought has occurred to me.

Go to Almaden Sushi, sit down and if nothing else, order the X-file roll.

Fresh sashimi. If you are going to order this, start with it so you can appreciate the delicate flavors of the fresh fish before moving onto their savory and spicy, hit-you-on-the-taste-buds special rolls.
Tiger Eyes: spicy tuna and cucumber topped with butter fish, spicy sauce, tobiko and jalepeno. Crunch Red Dragon: shrimp tempura and cucumber topped with spicy tuna and tempura crunch.
Caterpillar Roll: shrimp tempura and eel topped with avocado
Rainbow Roll: California roll topped with tuna, salmon, hamachi, ebi and white fish.
My oh-so-adorable cousins.
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