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Nyataimori style sushi?

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majukii Nov 12, 2003 02:18 PM

I am looking for Nyataimori style sushi in the San Francisco bay area. I will be visiting in the near future and I would love to find a place that serves it.

Nyataimori style sushi is pretty popular in London from what I understand, some parts of Germany, Seattle has a place from what I hear.

I however haven't been able to find any places in San Francisco that say they have this.

For those that don't know what nyataimori is, a breif definition follows:

A way of serving sushi where the table is performence art in the form of a naked body.

Most of the time the body is that of a naked woman and it's very pricey in certain areas of the world.

If anyone has any pointers, I would be very thankful.

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    nja Nov 12, 2003 03:14 PM

    This came up a while ago. There used to be a restaurant here named Nyotaimori, but it does not seem to exist anymore.

    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      baker Nov 12, 2003 06:57 PM

      doubt that could exist here in sf now if it ever did in the past

      I do remember reading about nyataimori tradition in japan in the slow food journal over a year ago

      actually a very tasteful presentation from the photo in the piece

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        Gary Soup Nov 12, 2003 07:15 PM

        Odd coincidence, but today's Seattle PI has an article on such a place in Seattle.

        Google News Alert sniffed it out for me because of a reference to a Merry Melodies cartoon called "Chowhound" In the opening paragraph!

        Chowhound, Looney Tunes and Naked Sushi, hmm....

        Link: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/14...

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          Joan Kureczka Nov 12, 2003 10:36 PM

          Actually this is pretty ironic given the discussion earlier on the general board (or maybe the international one) about the bias in Japan against women as sushi chefs. Who supposedly could not handle sushi because their hands were warmer than mens' and so they would cause the sushi to spoil. Wouldn't women's (supposedly) warmer bodies cause the same problem? So much for that argument versus plain, outrageous sexism.

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            nja Nov 13, 2003 11:18 AM

            A man will let a woman do anything if she takes her clothes off! :)

            Here's a little blurb about the place in Seattle

            Link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

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              Melanie Wong Nov 13, 2003 06:49 PM

              There were clips of this on last night's 11:00 news...don't remember which station I was clicking through. The "plate" was swathed with saran wrap and what looked like flower petals in strategic locations. Not like the tales I've heard from high-roller travelers to Japan.

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            Bryan Harrell Nov 13, 2003 07:46 AM

            This really has nothing to do about sushi. Even in Japan, the practice is so incredibly rare that it's essentially an urban myth, and really irrelevant as a "chowhound" or even a "food" issue.

            Think of rich, bored people on the edge of the sex trade. Those very few people who engage in this are certainly not doing it for the food.

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              felice Nov 13, 2003 01:57 PM

              On an episode of Elimidate, a group went to Osome on Fillmore in the Marina district to have this style sushi.

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                KK Nov 13, 2003 02:45 PM

                I may have read an article about that. From what I read, Osome doesn't do "naked sushi" on the fly unless you make some sort of arrangement. The girls they had for the occassions apparently were exotic dancers from nearby clubs, looking to make some extra money.

              2. mstinawu Oct 21, 2011 01:51 PM

                Though I would revive this topic since I'm looking for a similar service for an at home birthday surprise party. Anyone know if any catering companies in the Bay Area offer this?

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                  wolfe Oct 21, 2011 03:35 PM

                  Googled "naked women sushi San Francisco" and got this link.
                  http://sfnakedsushi.com/
                  Don't know how current although the site does have a note about Northern Japan Earthquake Relief.

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                    hyperbowler Oct 21, 2011 04:35 PM

                    Just to clarify, the sushi delivery place in Berkeley called "Nude Sushi" is not Nyataimori style.

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