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Apr 14, 2008 09:39 AM

Kanoyama-#1 Sushi?

I have been to Yasuda, Kuruma, Gari, 15 East, Ushiwakamaru, Soto and countless other sushi bars and consider myself a bit of an "afishionado". Went back to Kanoyama last night (not many places open on Sunday) and had one of the greatest omakase meals I can recall. Freshly ground real wasabi and aged soy sauce complemented a variety of fish that kept surprising me. Fresh bamboo shoot sashimi was great. Abalone served with a sauce made of its liver. Plum paste and yuzu peel as a condiment to sushi. Black fin toro, akamutsu, sakuradai, kinki, umazura, katsuo, isaki, tairagai and kinmedai. Great sake and Japanese beer selection. Very un-Japanese chocolate souffle with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Absolute perfection.

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  1. Did you do the tasting or the super omakase?

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      1. re: guttergourmet

        I was kind of turned off one time when they charged me like 20 dollars for 3 small dishes of yuzu, matcha, and reg okinawa sea salt. Most places in nyc I've been have never charged me for that.

    1. Too rich for my blood.My friends who resommend it are mostly trust fund babies. Ushi is $120 if I eat as much (and keep the Sapporo flowing for Hideki) as I can. How much did it set you back? Sorry to be mercenary, but I eat sushi too often to have it be $150 to really go to town.

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      1. re: sing me a bar

        A lot. But happy memories. There was an oyster, ikura, uni appetizer that was like having all the tastes of the sea served together.

        1. re: guttergourmet

 that sounds good and a must have by the weekend. :)

          1. re: thegreekone

            Can someone clarify? Is this the omakase which is not on the menu at Kanoyama? How much does it cost?

            1. re: MomoMed

              It couldn't have been the omakase on the menu as it was fine but nothing like what GG had. From the description I believe GG had the true omakase from the sushi bar with the chef making sushi one by one based on the day's freshest fish and offering.

              I had that before and it ranged from $100 - $200 depending what your ordered (or I should say what you are willing to pay as they make the choices for you for the most part)

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