Mitch's Sushi Bar, Honolulu - Great!!!
Landed at noon & decided to have a quick lunch before going to our hotel. Husband had been there before & did not prepare me for the seedy area & lack of parking and run down looking teeny place, smelling very much like fish. Something told me it was going to be good, though... Smells fishy, as many here know, because behind they run a huge wholesale fish company, so what is being served at the sushi bar is the freshest there is to be had on island. Can't remember the name, but had a fatty tuna roll with green onions - excellent & buttery toro. Ebi (gone before I got a bite...), Maguro & Hamachi sushi - none the prettiest I've ever seen, but huge generous chunks of the freshest fish possible. Coupe de Grace - decided to try the Lobster Van Van. Sounds kind of disgusting, but looked good at another table - half of a grilled spiny lobster, sweetest meat ever chopped over, covered on a mayonaise/flying fish roe sauce & broiled - spectacular!! The roe add an extra texture & taste & the mayo not AS heavy as it sounds - still a very rich dish and glad we split it. Not cheap - came to about $55 with just water, but an amazing lunch! Many thanks to all of those who recommended it and I take back what I said about little excellent sushi on island!
Glad you made it. With the discussions on sushi in Honolulu, this was the one, that came up the most. I have not been, but will make an effort in October to go.
Thanks for the info,
PS do they have wine, or are they BYOW? If possible, I tend to pair a Groth Napa Sauvignon Blanc with sushi and tempura. I know that I can pick up a bottle at Ward Center's wine shop, if they do not serve.