Rollbotto Sushi - First Impression

4/19/2012 07:40:00 PM

I am back! I apologize for being away for such a long time, but I guess it was a nice little break for myself. I don't have much to update on but I still have a couple post I should have put up a month ago and tons of instagram updates to post. I had a surprised visit from my father whom I haven't seen in 7-8 years so there was not much time to be on the computer and now I'm stuck with finals and starting on some graduation paper works. I'm loaded with so much to do but I shall try my best to keep this blog full of yummy treats!

I was able to visit this new sushi place I've been wanting to try even before the store opened! Rollbotto Sushi in St. Petersburg! When I first saw their name I was already pulled in but sadly when I saw it the building was still in the building mode. A few months after their opening I was able to check them out and I think this place is just amazing.

This isn't any typical sushi restaurant you would expect to go to. The interior is very modern with a Chipotle style twist. You wouldn't want to come here if you're looking to be romantic, but this place is great for fast sushi and a great environment for some chit chat. 
They have super friendly service and also seating inside and outside. 

Besides the super fast service you have a choice of selecting sushi off their menu or creating your own. It may look a little intimidating, but I promise you it'll taste amazing. You can customize your sushi the way you like it and even have a chance to look at all the ingredients before it is rolled up and served to you. They also have these cool electronic (robots) that press rice onto the nori and a machine that cuts your sushi into equal parts. Hint their name Rollbotto!

I was a little hesitant that the sushi might not taste good since it was more of a "fast food" style but I was shockingly surprised. It was fresh and flavorful. They sure don't try to skimp on the fish either and it was all reasonable priced. I ended up with the spicy tuna and my friend made her own with what I believe was white rice, salmon, green onion, tempura bits and a spicy mayo sauce. 

Overall I think this place is very interesting and would def come back if I was in the area again. This place is very similar to Chipotle or Moe's but with a Japanese twist. They have their own menu or you can also customize your own meal. They have a good range of ingredients to choose from and also serve sake. I wasn't a big fan of the spicy tuna only because the "sauce" was pretty much sriracha sauce on top and it wasn't very flavorful. If there was a different sauce I would have liked it a lot, but I won't let that reason make them lose any points in my heart. I think it'll take a few tries until I find what I really like there.

Check Rollbotto out! They serve fast and cheap sushi in downtown St. Petersburg. This modern restaurant is a great place to just chill at and everyone here is very friendly. The food is fresh and you can customize your sushi the way you want it. 

Here's a little clip of when I was at the window full of food. Please don't mind all the chit chatting :D

Rollbotto Sushi

221 1st St NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 487-2681

Rollbotto's Website

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  1. What a fun concept! Thanks for sharing. I'll be sure to go see them when I visit st. Pete!

  2. Seems cool! I'll have to check it out if I'm ever in St. Pete :)