How is Katsu on Peterson? I have heard mixed things, and I also was curious about the prices. Does it have significantly better sushi than Matsuya, Tokyo Marina, and Kotobuki?
Katsu is very good, IMO.
I've not been to Tokyo Marina or Kotobuki, but I have been to Matsuya. If sushi/sashimi is what yr after, I think that Katsu is significantly better than Matsuya. About the prices...Moderate. Probably more expensive than the places you listed. I think you get what you pay for. [Personally, I flinch when I hear the words "cheap" and "sushi" used in the same sentence.]
re: Erik M.
Actually, Kotobuki is priced moderate to high, but the sushi there is much better than Tokyo Marina, which is just passable. I prefer Matsuya to either of them, however.
Looking forward to trying Katsu. Thanks for the recommendation--if it surpasses Matsuya (which I think is good, moderately priced sushi), then I'll be v. v. pleased.
It's been years since we ate at Matsuya - the food was extremely erratic there. When we're in that area, we go to Sanko, which is just up the block (toward Wrigley). Not a big menu, but consistently good food.
That area has been devastated by development recently. Three good restaurants died: Nagano, PanAsia and La Paillote.