Chow Alert: Tomo's Cuisine - Sushi in Little Falls
I know I'm ultimately going to regret this, because this restaurant only has 6 tables, but I am compelled by my love of this food. Tomo prepares sushi and cooked food that, (I've been told), is extremely consistent with food served in Japan. (In the two times I've been to the restaurant, half the tables have been occupied by Japanese folks speaking Japanese).
There is a printed board of specials mounted above the sushi bar, and though initially the woman serving us wanted to make sure we knew what we were ordering, (when we ordered the pork belly - served in broth with yellow wasabi on the side of the bowl - she wanted to be sure we knew it had fat), she was most helpful and very accommodating.
In addition to the pork belly, we had steamed monkfish liver, which is like pate, a raw sardine salad, sardine tempura, chicken ball soup (it was fantastic), and the best pork gyoza we've ever had.
For sushi, we just asked that he serve us whatever he thought was good, which included raw shrimps and scallops, clams, sea urchin and a lot of great fresh fish. The sushi selection was different on the two occasions we were there.
Tomo has 10 Rules, printed on the t-shirts that he and the server wears: You can't mention Nobu there, he doesn't serve "junk" sushi, if you want it fast, go to McDonald's, and you should come back every 2 weeks.
It's great and we'll be back again this weekend.