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SUSHI ZO is stellar

yoyoma25 Jul 13, 2006 04:59 AM

After reading multiple posts about this place I decided to give it a try tonight.

I must say I was very impressed as were all of the other patrons who were dining there.

The omakase course took my taste buds through a wonderous trip of the many flavors and consistancies which the ocean has to offer. There must have been about 15 different kinds of fish, a few of which I had never had before. The orange clam and the white shrimp were both awe inspiringly new and tasty. The chef is a nice departure from the rude purists and the boisterous blow hards. He is simple and refined just like the cuisine he is preparing. I urge anybody who is a fan of great sushi to try this place.

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    rameniac RE: yoyoma25 Jul 13, 2006 09:24 AM

    glad you liked it! question is, how many other customers were there?

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      PattiB RE: yoyoma25 Jul 13, 2006 04:20 PM

      ...and what did you spend approximately?

      I read the recent thread with great interest - I live about a little over a mile west... and have eaten off and on at Hide for years - I probably will recognize the owner.

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        yoyoma25 RE: yoyoma25 Jul 13, 2006 06:13 PM

        The sushi bar was full when i was there, about 9 other people. the tables were empty except for one couple.

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          tissue RE: yoyoma25 Jul 13, 2006 06:31 PM

          Do you know what time they close?

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            Dommy RE: tissue Jul 13, 2006 07:16 PM

            9:30 I beleive, We tried to go there last week only to be denyed because we ran late on our errands. :/


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              tissue RE: Dommy Jul 13, 2006 07:38 PM

              Perhaps if he needs business.. he shouldn't be denying patrons.

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                Dommy RE: tissue Jul 13, 2006 07:48 PM

                I should say, we called around 9:30 and they said they were closed. There was no mean exchange or anything. No hard feelings. We ended up Sushi Karen and had a yummy meal there instead.


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              Ciao Bob RE: tissue Jul 13, 2006 09:42 PM

              9:30 is last call, close is 10 PM.

              Sat with a bar full of 5 other chowhounds on Tuesday night so, I guess this message seems to be reaching people. It reached me (which is why I went). I think almost everything was quite good. Two of us ordered ala cart or let the chef choose. We had about 9 rounds. Highlights where giant clam, toro hand roll, uni, kampachi.
              Aji was not too fresh.
              Sweet shrimp was good but when I get an "order" of sweet shrimp I expect TWO pieces of sushi per order AND TWO heads ....that is what you pay for, I believe.

              Overall for two w/ a fiar amount of sake and draft Kirins, $135. Not cheap but not outrageous.
              I will go back.

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                Six_of_One RE: Ciao Bob Jul 14, 2006 04:49 PM

                All of his sushi is priced by the piece, which is different than most sushi places. If you want two pieces of sweet shrimp, you can simply order two.

            3. Alimentary My Dear Watson RE: yoyoma25 Jul 13, 2006 06:46 PM


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