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Anybody know a good spot, or when shako is in season?

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  1. Taro sushi in Brooklyn on Dean Street between 5th Avenue and Flatbush. The owner usually gets it on the week-ends when in season. I like the ones with the roe inside.

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    1. re: bigmackdaddy

      Thanks--I have seen that you are a big fan of Taro and I will definitely try it out. Just had a fantastic meal at Yasuda so my palate has been properly calibrated. Do you know when shako is in season? A Japanese friend asked me if I know where to find it.

    2. I'm pretty sure shako season, in Japan at least, is late spring and early summer. BTW, what's with the afinity for it? In the words of a trusted sushi-hound friend- "Why eat shako when you can just eat ebi?"

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      1. re: Silverjay

        I have never tried it--a Japanese friend asked me if I know a place to get it. She also asked me about ama-ebi and I LOVE that, with fried head on the side, I have really enjoyed it at Taka in the W Vill and Ise on Pine St. I gave her that info already.