S was in town from LA last week and she took us out to eat at the Stonewell Restaurant, a local Conshohocken sushi / korean joint. It’s in an unfortunate location on very busy Ridge pike, and in a homely standalone building. I think it used to be a different sushi/korean place, but now it’s called the Stonewell. Whatever.
The coolest thing about the joint is that when you walk in, there’s a big stuffed hammerhead shark looking at you. This is definitely the first sushi restaurant I’ve been to who enjoys displaying taxidermy. The place itself on the inside is hideously 80’s with bad pink wallpaper and really 80’s furniture. It’s fairly small, with a tiny little sushi bar. When we went, there was only a handful of people there. It made me feel a bit sad.
S got hwae dup bap, which is mixed rice topped with a bunch of sashimi. I’m not sure why, but I never eat this stuff. I mean I like the mixed rice part and I like sashimi, but I guess I just choose not to mix the stuff together. She seemed to like her food just fine. It’s definitely a very pretty dish.
I guess if you’re really hankering for korean food and you can’t stray far from where the Stonewell is, then it will serve your needs. But really, you should drive the few miles down the street to Norristown and go to August Moon. It’s far superior, even though that’s in a rather ghetto area. The service at the Stonewell was rather slow. It was one little lady, she was probably the wife, and the guy making the sushi was probably the husband. I wonder if it gets hopping at night?