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Going to Nozawa for the first time tonight

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TailbackU May 22, 2007 12:58 PM

Is sitting at the bar a must? Anything I should know before hand?? I know about the no cell phone rule. Don't order sushi w/o rice or any rolls. What else should i know?

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    pstark May 22, 2007 04:15 PM

    make sure to turn off your cellphone

    1. ipsedixit May 22, 2007 04:04 PM

      Be on the lookout for Fabio.

      I've been to Nozawa about 10 times in my life. Seen the dude there 3 times.

      Oh, and the sushi ain't bad either ...

      Relax and enjoy ... It's just like any other sushi joint.

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        jeffrey May 22, 2007 03:58 PM

        Nozawa is not a nazi. He's a professional who has a strong vision of how you can best enjoy his work (i.e., no dipping in soy sauce if something's already sauced). Put yourself in his hands, relax and enjoy.

        By the way, the blue crab handrolls are awesome.

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          zack May 22, 2007 01:42 PM

          yes, sit at the bar. it's omakase, chef's choice only at the bar. there will be a few rolls served near the end, all hand rolls: toro, blue crab, lobster, etc. after 7 or 8 courses, you'll be asked if you want more. eat to your heart's content until you're full. there are some truths to the nickname "sushi nazi" but that image is way overblown.

          the difference of sitting at the table is that some of the sushi comes at once, multiple courses together in 1 plate. rolls might sit around an extra 30sec before being brought to your table but that makes a big difference in the crisp nori that's used in the rolls.

          1. wilafur May 22, 2007 01:06 PM

            what happened to my post?

            1. OCAnn May 22, 2007 01:05 PM

              Sit @ the bar. If you sit elsewhere, then it's like almost any other sushi restaurant. Good sushi, but nothing spectacular.

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