First Wed of each month (5PM-10PM)
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On the first Wednesday of every month, Trenton Social transforms itself into a surprisingly good sushi bar. How do they do it? A visit from chef Charlie Yeh, of Pennington’s Sumo Sushi, who brings a mobile sushi bar and a creative menu of special rolls.
As sushi goes, Charlie’s rolls are pretty grand. The rice is well-seasoned and near-perfect in texture, and the ingredients are always top-grade. His combinations and creative rolls are delicious, though the choices are somewhat limited (typically 4-5 appetizers, 6 or so regular rolls, and maybe 10 fancy rolls). We’ve tagged it as vegetarian and vegan friendly though, as Charlie is making everything to-order and is always willing to make something off-menu for vegetarians when there isn’t a vegetarian roll featured.
Expect to pay $15 for a special roll, or the same amount for two regular rolls, but with quality this good you shouldn’t expect to skimp. Given that we have found no other restaurant that offers sushi within city limits, this monthly feast is a welcome respite from our regular barren sushi landscape.
Because you’re dining in Trenton Social, you’ll experience the warm atmosphere and neighborhood vibe that makes it one of our favorite bars in the city. You can also order off the regular Trenton Social menu, and of course order any of the draft beers, mixed drinks, wines, or spirits that the Social bartenders provide. Expect to be treated by TC, the gregarious bar-owner, and by Gabrielle, one of our favorite waitresses of any establishment ever.
There is other sushi in the area, and you can read our reviews in Hidden Trenton’s sushi round-up. None of it is quite as good. Of course, you could always travel over to Pennington and visit Sumo Sushi any other night of the month (they are BYOB, so it’s more of a bargain, and they certainly offer a more extensive restaurant menu), but why not let the sushi come to you, and enjoy it within your hometown?