Ninja Thai and Sushi Bar is an Asian-themed restaurant in Fort Myers, FL serving Thai and Japanese cuisine. They have been open for about five months and occupy the former space of the restaurant, Koreana.
My dining companion and I had not been here and decided to take a peek. They had lots of interesting things on their Menu. Normally, I would be all in for the rice side of the menu and all the interesting nigiri and rolls, but was respecting dining companion’s low carb diet. As such, we stuck to lighter fare.
The first thing ordered was one of my favorites, Hamachi Kama, (graphic video) or yellow tail collar, the area right by the Pectoral Fin. It was excellent, made all the better with the ponzu sauce served with it. Highly recommended.
Dining companion ordered the spicy beef salad. It was very good, with grilled beef slices, tomato, cucumber, scallion, red onion, cilantro and chili lime dressing. This dish was perfect for a low-carb diet.
Complementing this, I ordered the papaya salad which is off the menu but a mainstay of any Thai restaurant worth its salt.
I was offered this dish in two styles, American or Thai. What are these I asked? American is more of a sweet/sour dish while this establishment’s Thai style is with Salted Crab. The latter is a rarity in North America and hearing this, jumped at it. The papaya salad was excellent. If you go here, this is a must order.
Still wanting to try one more thing on the restaurant’s very varied menu, we split the chicken tom kha soup. It was excellent, that delicious Thai soup of mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions, coconut milk, lime juice and chili lemon grass broth. We ordered the chicken version, though it was available with beef or shrimp if you wanted.
As with most of you, I was sad to see Koreana close but Ninja Thai and Sushi Bar is a most worthy replacement. The food sampled was good and will keep you happy. When I go back, I will be sure to sample the nigiri and sushi rolls. What was on the menu looked very good.