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flirt: new-ish sushi in allendale


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Flirt Sushi Lounge has been open for almost 2 years now. It isn't your typical sushi restaurant. It has a nice atmosphere, and it is a BWO. There is not much else on the menu if you do not like sushi. Lots of interesting rolls. Limited menu. Reasonably priced.

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We're certainly not typical sushi. We're NOT kid friendly since we're designed for mom and dad to come out and have a fun evening. The average dinner is close to two hours long, as its a very mellow and seductive atmosphere. :wub:

We have some cooked items, tempura, Spider rolls, etc., but we're known more for our concept "Flirt" rolls and "Nibbles". We do not have a grill, so non fish eaters might be left hungry. :sad: However, if you enhoy sushi and Latin music...we might be worth a try?!

For the wine lovers, we have Riedel Stemware, which our friends and customers enjoy.

BTW, Sunday March 13th, we have a charity event for a young girl that suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. Please feel free to check out our website for more info.

http://www.flirtsushi.com

(866) WEFLIRT

owner - Flirt Sushi Lounge

www.flirtsushi.com

1-866-weflirt

Allendale, NJ

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Hey Marco.  How is your leg doing?

Better, thanks for asking. I have been going to the gym...and did get a new car for the track. Hopefully, I'll stay away from any cement walls.

owner - Flirt Sushi Lounge

www.flirtsushi.com

1-866-weflirt

Allendale, NJ

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Flirt Sushi Lounge has been open for almost 2 years now...

Better go soon, if you're thinking about it; according to this Ledger article things could get... complicated.

~waves

"When you look at the face of the bear, you see the monumental indifference of nature. . . . You see a half-disguised interest in just one thing: food."

Werner Herzog; NPR interview about his documentary "Grizzly Man"...

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Flirt Sushi Lounge has been open for almost 2 years now...

Better go soon, if you're thinking about it; according to this Ledger article things could get... complicated.

I think you have Flirt Sushi Lounge mixed up with Flirt nightclub.

owner - Flirt Sushi Lounge

www.flirtsushi.com

1-866-weflirt

Allendale, NJ

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I think you have Flirt Sushi Lounge mixed up with Flirt nightclub.

Opps!

:wacko:

My bad, Mr. Flirt...

~waves

"When you look at the face of the bear, you see the monumental indifference of nature. . . . You see a half-disguised interest in just one thing: food."

Werner Herzog; NPR interview about his documentary "Grizzly Man"...

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi all.... I've been a silent member of Egullet for many months and finally took the plunge and signed up for a membership, allowing me to actually interact rather than sit back and passively reap the benefits of these boards.

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to dine at Flirt in Allendale. I wrote down my thoughts the next day though, unable to post, I could only file them away. Now, I gladly post them here.

The initial idea of a sexy sushi lounge sounded like it could be quite sensual, lush... perhaps decadent? After reading the posts here and checking out the Flirt site online, I had some apprehensions. The names of some of the offerings were cute and bordering on silly. Viagra? Mi-so-horny soup? Horny Green Tea? Sexpresso? Somehow, the names just struck me as trying a bit too hard.

Upon arriving at Flirt (on what was an arctic NJ evening), I was warmed by the warm tones on the walls and the muted lighting. My dining companion and I were seated at a little table for two and we both agreed that although the room was conducive to the idea of a romantic dinner for two, the t-shirts and sweatpants for sale hanging on the wall behind our table definitely detracted from the atmosphere. Maybe Flirt clothing sales could be restricted to a smaller, more unobtrusive area rather than hanging on the walls of the dining room (in two separate places!) Latin music was playing which added a funky feel to the room. Detracting from the room? The wall mounted TV over the sushi bar broadcasting The Food Network. Quite a distraction.

The menu: We had some questions about some of the Nibbles. Namely, what was in the Flirt salad, what did the Tuna or Salmon Tower consist of and what was the Bed for Two ($16.) The menu gave no clue and the waiter had a difficult time explaining... or rather, we had a difficult time understanding what it was he was saying... something about nachos and cashews and what sounded like bananas. We ordered the Flirt salad and the shrimp shumai.

The Nibbles: Upon their arrival, we realized that although the dimmed lighting set the mood, it did little to allow us to discern what exactly it was that we were eating. The shumai was standard, and I had a suspicion that they were of the same brand that I buy at my local A&P, complete with little fold marks from where they sit in their plastic packaging tray. The Flirt salad consisted of greens, crushed banana chips and cashews with a VERY vinegary ginger dressing. Overall, it was a decent little salad, but occasionally I'd hit a dressing spot where that vinegar flavor was overwhelming.

The Sushi: Overall the sushi was very good. We ordered the Spicy Red, Viagra, Latin Lover, Crunchy Spicy Salmon Roll, Sweet Potato Roll(my Favorite). The spicy rolls were very spicy and each came with a flourish of sauce which was great for dipping. The sushi was so flavorful that no soy sauce was neccessary. Everything seemed fresh with the exception of the seaweed on the handroll which was soft, rather than crispy. A word about the plates: Each diner begins dinner with a large black square plate. As the sushi was brought to the table, one roll per large plate, the waiter was not able to fit more than a few of the plates on the table... we had to tell him to take our large black plates and bring back smaller plates. Would seem like this would be a common problem, as there is only so much room on those small tables for two.

Dessert: We split the Green Tea, Chocolate & Ginger Ice Cream. Very refreshing.

Overall Impression: I would return to Flirt for the sushi. NOT for a romantic dinner, NOT for the service, NOT for a comfortable or exceptional dining experience. The sushi was good... I'll give Flirt that, but I couldn't put my finger on how they were trying to execute the whole Flirt concept. The name says Flirt Sushi Lounge, yet nothing in the room really felt lounge-ish... what would? perhaps banquette's with pillows? some sort of draperies hanging about the walls and ceilings... at one point, I even suggested that perhaps black dividers between the tables would give the space and its occupants more opportunities for some intimate flirting. I know Mr. Flirt had mentioned that Flirt is a two hour dining experience, but to us it seemed as if it was really just another sushi place, albeit in a dark room with latin music and the food network playing.

Edited by whitetrufflechick (log)
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Welcome to eGullet, whitetrufflechick. Thanks for the great report on Flirt.

That's a very impressive first post! Looking forward to more.

Randi

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best --" and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. - A.A. Milne

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  • 1 month later...

Execellent meal tonite! Congratulations on your Bergen County magazine add. Good luck in the future. See ya sonn!!

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