9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
We headed out for happy hour and sushi at Table 45 before the orchestra concert tonight and it turned out to be a fantastic pre-symphony dinner!
When we arrived around 5:45 p.m., the bar was PACKED, so no chance of getting the happy hour food (happy hour only goes until 6), but we got happy hour drinks and waited for a table.
Happy hour drink specials were great! They had three cocktails for $5, Dortmunder for $3, and three wines for $5. I opted for the happy hour Chardonnay, and my friend got the lemon drop, a vodka/lemon elixir.
Our waiter was friendly; however he pressured us into ordering more sushi than we had planned. BUT it turned out that he was spot on with his recommendations, so we didn’t mind in the end.
We ordered the InterContinental Roll (Lobster and Avocado inside topped with Mango, Eel, and two types of fish roe) and the Lora roll (Shrimp Tempura, Mayo, Spicy Sauce, Mango, and Lettuce inside Soy Bean Paper), and both were outstanding. (Our waiter confided in us that his favorites were those two and the Table 45 Roll (Tempura Shrimp, Tuna, Cucumber, Mayo, Scallions, Spicy Sauce, and Red Tip Clams)).
We were still a little hungry after those so we ordered the salmon roll as a snack, and that was great, too!
Their dessert menu looked nice, but we were full so skipped it. According to the waiter, the ice creams, gelatos, and sorbets are all made in-house so we’ll try that the next time!
Overall, a cozy and surprisingly bustling restaurant with a huge menu and excellent service.
One more plus: free valet parking!