Memories of Japan – Broken Arrow Sushi

By on August 7, 2008

So a friend of mine found out that I had never had sushi and freaked out.  He said that I had to try it.  Well folks, needless to say, I was not looking forward it at all.  I have a tough time just eating fish period…now I am suppose to eat it raw…FREAKIN’ RAW!!!!!!!!  Yuck, right?  I mean being a redneck, I have eaten some things that others squell at like squirrels, rattlesnake, etc…but nothing raw.  What about all the diseases on everything????

Memories of Japan- Broken Arrow Sushi

So we pull up to Memories of Japan on 71st and 145th….in the Walmart shopping center next to Vintage Stock.  It didn’t look like much on the outside honestly.  I go in and a nice lady took me to my seat.  The setting is simple, nice, and pleasant.  As I looked at the menu, I was looking for a “safe choice” that I could live with like sweet and sour chicken or something.  Then my friend ordered for me!!!  He ordered the Sushi Boat.  It was a ton of different kinds of sushi.  I was shocked that it was only $19.99.  My friend said that it was close to the best sushi around and definitely the most for your money…therefore he and his wife are frequent diners there.

I tried to drink as much Dr. Pepper that I could so my belly would be full so I would not have to eat what was sure to be the scariest thing in my life.  It started with a salad with a dressing that did not look enticing at all.  God honest truth…it was good.  I thought, “Okay…maybe this won’t be so bad”.  BUT THEN THE SUSHI BOAT LANDED ON THE TABLE!!!

Oh God, please kill me.  My heart was thumping.  I was a wimp…a sissy.  I did not want to taste that crap.  I grab the chopsticks and my first sushi…california roll.  My friend said to dip it in the soy sauce.  I knew that I like the sauce so I drowned it!!!! Ha, ha!!!!

I took the bite…the whole roll in one big bite.  I could not believe it.  I actually liked it!!!!  It tasted fresh.  It was unlike anything else I have ever eaten.  The texture of everything in the california roll was really diverse.

Memories of Japan- Broken Arrow Sushi

So within the next week, I went again!!!  So it is not like pizza for me, but I have to admit that I can now finally say that I like sushi.  I feel like a man now.

You a sushi fan???  What kind???  Got a particular kind for me to try?  Tell me what your favorite is and why…

Matt Dickerson

2409 West kenosha st. #133
Broken arrow, OK 74012
(918) 259-8686
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  1. elizletcher

    August 8, 2008 at 7:42 am

    I will have to try this one. I love sushi. There’s a place downtown called Tsunami Sushi that my husband likes. They have great atomosphere, but they’re a bit pricey and it takes a long time (15 minutes or so) to get your meal. The Miso soup is excellent, though. It’s worth a try if you are ever downtown. The sushi there does taste wonderful, but order a bigger meal. The quantity is not a lot on their lunch specials. I could have eaten two, and I’m a small person.

  2. Petunia Bloom

    August 9, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    My husband and I ate at Memories of Japan one time and it was our last. We were not impressed with any aspect of our experience. In fact we were in such a hurry to leave we practically ran out of the door. It makes my stomach turn to even think about it. Anyway, I am glad that you finally tried some sushi. Hopefully you will try all the great Sushi places in Tulsa before going back to M.O.J. If you do, I don’t see you ever going back but who knows.

  3. Jasie

    August 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Go to In the Raw and try the Dunwell Roll. It’s the most popular roll they serve for a reason. Fuji is also a great place to go. I like to sit at the bar and have the chefs guide me in what I eat. Start with something mild, then work up to something spicy.

    I haven’t been to Memories of Japan, but I love sushi and I’m always checking out the different restaurants in Tulsa. The only place you won’t catch me at is Sushi Train. How fresh can that be… really?

  4. TaraTot

    September 23, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    When you go back, do try the Dynamite. It’s some delicious deep fried goodness. I also get the garlic chicken appetizer when I get the boat. An easy favorite is always an avocado roll add cream cheese.

    I actually like all of the sushi places in Tulsa. Tsunami – all of their rolls are awesome. It’s my #1 sushi spot if I want to spend some money.
    Wasabi – try the Samauri and a spicy scallop
    ITR – the Dunwell and the Brookside
    Sushi Train – haven’t had anything bad off the train, always a variety.
    Fuji – haven’t been in a long time, liked the Crazy Linda from what I recall.

    I haven’t tried Sensu yet… It’s behind QT on 71st between Mingo and Memorial.

  5. Sushinatrix

    October 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Please, for the love of all that is holy, do not ever go back to Memories of Japan. There is a reason they are cheap. It’s not quality sushi. Go to ITR, Fuji or Tsunami.

    Seriously, why are you still reading this? Go now!!

  6. Ben

    December 17, 2008 at 11:24 am


    I am glad I made you go with me to eat sushi for the first time. It is obvious that there are differing opinions on the quality of sushi at Memories of Japan, but me and my wife love it. Yeah it isn’t the highest quality but you are not paying the highest price either.

  7. Mike

    November 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    OK…I’ve gotta say I do enjoy the food there…but if you go sit at the bar. The service is slow as hell, but the chefs are great. Most of the time I get it to go. The quality is pretty good and definately a different kind of taste. One of the best spicy yellowtails in town!

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