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Goin to Yasuda for lunch

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Well it's my eighth anniversary at my current place of employment and I still don't have the cojones to quit and start my own food blog so I'm going to drown my sorrows at Yasuda's sushi bar. Unfortunately Yasuda san is not in today. Although I've been there many times, does anyone have any recommendations-preferably sushi? Also, I'm still debating whether adding a quail egg to my battleship uni sushi is a perversion or not (I love it though-maybe I'll have one wit and one witout as they say in the philly cheesesteak places).

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  1. If lunch was today, its too late. But maybe it would be interesting to go there one time w/o yasuda-san being in charge. Could give the other chefs the chance to strut their stuff- or at least take more time to listen to you!

    BTW: I love yasuda

    chico

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    1. re: Chico

      Yoshi is awesome! I request him over Yasuda every time. He doesn't rush you -- you must try the fresh salmon roe (they take it out of the fish's belly the same day -- totally different flavor than the deadened jarred variety

      1. re: millefeuille

        It was today. I sat at the far end of the bar and the itamae was the closest to the door and was by far the oldest. Is that Yoshi? He was great and really took his time. unfortunately he didn't offer me the salmon roe but as usual everything was fantastic including a different type of uni from Russia! sake and 31 pieces of sashimi and sushi (27 varieties)and a toro roll= $200. Blissfully forgetting what I do for a living (lawyer)for an hour=priceless.

        1. re: guttergourmet

          Yes, that's Yoshi. Never had Yasuda but Yoshi smiled more, took the time to talk and explain each piece of fish... it seemed like a calm little bubble away from the frenzied celeb flinging fish to five people at the other end of the bar.

    2. Sorry for posting after your lunch, but the one time I went, the oysters were amazing - served with sea salt to sprinkle on them.