Ok, I admit it. I’m a little spoiled. Not in the traditional sense. Well, okay, that too. But what I’m talking about is Asian food. I lived in Seattle for six years, a city with a large Asian population and and amazing food. So when I go out for sushi, I turn into a total snob. I’ve been anything from underwhelmed to disgusted by the sushi offerings in Indianapolis. But there are a few restaurants that can make me happy, and Tegry Bistro is one. Here’s why Tegry earns high marks:
- Clean, classy atmosphere. Check.
- No “iffy” looking fish hanging around the fish case. Check.
- Large menu featuring a variety of sushi and Japanese fare. Check.
- No rolls served on fire. Check.
- Tight rolls cut in BITE sized pieces. Double check!
My biggest sushi pet peeve is loose rolls cut in pieces so huge you can barely get them in your mouth. You need a little room in your mouth to experience all the tastes and textures, and the chefs at Tegry know this. Speaking of tastes and textures, I really like the variety on their menu–everything from seaweed salad to teriyaki. As for appetizers, the tempura is light and flaky just as it should be.
And if you’re not afraid of raw beef, I highly recommend the tataki, which is thin slices of of marinated raw beef.
If that’s not how you roll (sorry, I couldn’t help it), there are plenty of fully cooked options on the menu as well. As for the maki, or rolls, I’m a fan of the Orange Blossom, which is covered with salmon and has a sweet sauce. And if you’re feeling fancy, the Surf and Turf Roll features scallops and kobe beef. However, I would stay away from the Medlen Roll. It tastes like mushy soap!
I give Tegry Bistro at Trader’s Point an overall rating of 2.5 for good quality food, a pleasant atmosphere and reasonable prices. (Tegry Bistro also has another location in Brownsburg.) Here’s the rating breakdown:
Deliciousness = 2 (Very Good)
Ambiance = 3 (Romantic)
Quality of Service = 2 (Friendly and Efficient)
Bang for Your Buck = 3 (Good Value)
Price = $$