On this rainy day in Ogunquit, it’s easy to think about how beautiful the past few days were – when people were chatting on the Village Food Market patio, walking with ice cream and generally enjoying a warm summer night in Maine.
And a great new spot to see the endless people watching of Ogunquit’s village center? Black – Ogunquit’s new Sushi House.
Opened by a local friend named Buzzy, Black is located on Main Street at the Leavitt Theatre. It takes a certain amount of nerve to just try a Sushi place – the cuisine being mostly raw fish and all – but the owner’s excellent experience and great sense of hospitality this a great spot.
A nice surprise is being able to sit outside since the view is the length of Ogunquit’s downtown and all of its shops and storefronts. But don’t despair if you can’t sit outside. The inside of the restaurant is simple and clean and the huge glass windows will let you catch a glimpse of every passerby.
Now – onto the food. Delicious and very fresh. Try the Trifecta salad and Edamame, then enjoy the Yorker Roll and Veggie Roll. Finally, a strawberry flavored rice ball for dessert (By far the best ice dessert – you can eat it with your fingers and the flavor is much more intense than regular ice cream).
Right now, it’s BYOB. However, if you find yourself at Black and have forgotten a bottle of wine, just head across the street to the Village Food Market and pick up one that you like. The Market has chilled whites, which works best with the fish, and the selection is both good and offers several price points.
So if you find yourself in the mood for seafood (and who doesn’t when in Maine!), but don’t want to mess with a lobster, a long wait, or fussy fine dining, try Black. Simple Sushi in Ogunquit – Excellent!