What's a better way to end the work week then going to Happy Hour with friends & celebrating with the birthday girl on a Friday evening? Absolutely nothing I can think of. We decided to hit up Mikimotos since they have one of the best Happy Hour sushi specials: Buy one roll, get second roll free (from their happy hour sushi menu) from 5-7pm! Since it's in downtown Wilmington, lots of people flock there after work and it can get crazy busy & crowded. It's almost guaranteed that if you arrive later than 5:30pm, you won't be able to find a parking spot in their free lot and/or you will have to wait in a long line by the sushi bar area. Luckily for me, I work about 15 minutes away so I don't have too many problems with that. But on Friday, we planned to meet at 6pm since the birthday girl, code name Blade, was coming from Philly. I got there six minutes before 6pm and asked how long we would have to wait in line for. The hostess said, "Probably ten minutes, but Happy Hour is over in 4 minutes. I don't think you'll be able to make it." I must have had a confused look on my face because she continued, "We changed the times to 4-6pm a couple weeks ago, sorry about that." I refused to believe it, but got a table for our party in the regular dining area anyway. I honestly thought they lied to me, but I guess too many people were taking advantage of their incredible BOGO sushi deal for those three precious hours after work everyday.
The rest of the evening went well after that. I even got lucky and helped some friends that arrived later find parking spaces by following patrons that were leaving the restaurant and asking where they had parked. Oh the things I do for my friends. How did I get over the HH time change? With lots of stories, laughing with friends, and discovering their $15 bento boxes!
My bento box: Miami Heat roll, California Dream roll, fried dumplings, spring roll
G's bento box: calamari, fried chicken, California Dream roll, Unakyu roll
L's sushi: Rock n Roll, (not sure about the middle one), Firecracker
Blade's birthday sushi: Hairy Mexican & Tiger roll
She was not a fan of the Tiger roll, but her opinion does not count as she does not have a food blog
To end this quick review, I'd say that Mikimotos never disappoints and if you're a sushi lover in Delaware and haven't been here yet, what are you waiting for? Always a fan favorite!
*This post is dedicated to the sweetest friend, so mature and motherly to our group, and the most wholesome girl I know... Happy Birthday Blade!!