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Sushi-Mikado or Musashino?

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Hello Fellow Hounds,
My wife and I visited Mikado last Saturday night, it was wonderful, we had a great time. We heard from a friend that if you want the best sushi in Austin Musashino is the place to be, is that ture?

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  1. I've been to both several times, and personally, I feel it's about a toss-up. The freshness, preparation, and deliciousness of the food are both about equally excellent.

    Beyond the food, I tend to prefer the location, interior decor and general feel of Mushashino a little better.

    1. I concur with jwynne2000. I will add that I prefer Mikada for a more intimate experience and Mussashino for a more festive one. Both restaurants have met my hopes for quality, taste and overall experience.

      1. I've only been to Mikado once but the experience was so... meh... that I never returned. Musashino has generous portions and the fish is quite good, but I haven't been there for a year.

        You should also consider going to Tomo, on Parmer near Mopac. Their sushi is outstanding (at least as good as Musashino, if not better), and the atmosphere is great. Sit at the sushi bar, chat with the chefs and get them to make you a roll or recommend something. You should have a great time.

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        1. re: pwang

          I've been to Mikado find it very meh as well. They have generous portions and decent prices, but the fish is never as fresh and the rice always seems off. Also, many of the nigiri pieces are hastily cut.

          I've had "off" days at Musashino but they still rival the best I've had at Mikado.

        2. try tomo. musachino isn't what it's cracked up to be...mikado is good but i do think the quality is as good as tomo..

          1. Musashino hands down. People keep raving about Tomo. I tried it the other night and would not go back.

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            1. re: chowinginaustin

              I went to Mushashino with three friends this past Saturday and had omikase nigiri and sashimi prepared by the owner. It was superb. For $80/pp, we had excellent fish (including otoro), a piece of american "kobe," and generally a procession of perfectly fresh, creatively presented dishes until we cried uncle. I honestly have never had a better sushi experience outside of NYC.