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Kanoyama-#1 Sushi?

guttergourmet Apr 14, 2008 09:39 AM

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.

  1. sing me a bar Apr 14, 2008 01:31 PM

    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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      guttergourmet Apr 15, 2008 03:51 PM

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

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        thegreekone Apr 15, 2008 06:08 PM

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

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          MomoMed Apr 18, 2008 11:29 AM

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

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            kobetobiko Apr 18, 2008 11:49 AM

            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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      Ricky Apr 14, 2008 11:36 AM

      Did you do the tasting or the super omakase?

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        guttergourmet Apr 14, 2008 12:03 PM

        Superduper with price to match.

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          Ricky Apr 14, 2008 01:22 PM

          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.

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