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Yuzu San Mateo omakase special

For those that prefer a little something cooked and raw.

From their blog:

Yuzu Monthly Omakase Course (Feb 09)
$55 Per Person

1. Plum Sauce Marinated Snapper and Yamaimo
2. Saba Oroshi Nimono
3. Fried Scallop & Shiitake Spicy Ponzu
4. Grilled Rolled Beef Asparagus
5. Chef’s Choice Sushi
6. Asari & Enoki Miso Soup
7. Dessert (Yuzu Special Version)

Yuzu Monthly Omakase Course
w/Premium Sake Pairing
$76 Per Person

1. Plum Sauce Marinated Snapper and Yamaimo / Kamozuru
2.Saba Oroshi Nimono / Oyama
3. Fried Scallop & Shiitake Spicy Ponzu / Okuno Matsu
4. Grilled Rolled Beef Asparagus / Masumi
5.Chef’s Choice Sushi / Kamosibito Kuheiji
6.Asari & Enoki Miso Soup
7. Dessert (Yuzu Special Version) / Nigori Sake

Any reports greatly appreciated.

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    Yuzu
    54 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403

    1. can you link to their blog too? tia!

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        1. re: K K

          Thanks, I've copied the blog into Yuzu's Places link so that it's archived for future reference.

      1. FWIW my husband and I had Yuzu omakase specials last September and we enjoyed them a lot. Can't remember what was on the menu. Yuzu is always a good bet, but it is small so there may be a wait.

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        1. re: Wendy_san

          I had hesitated to chime in, but I've had the omakase there a few months back as well. I can't remember the menu either, but it was declared by our table as being quite good (we spit a sushi omakase and the raw/cooked omakase). I would certainly order it again.

        2. I went with my friend last Thursday. The place doesn't seem very busy these days on the weeknights. Overall food was great. The sushi dish is (if I recall correctly) six pieces. I only remember three: maguro, chutoro and amaebi (with the head deep fried and served on the side). Yoichi-san was funny was always; ask to see his Nozawa-san (of Sakae) impression.

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          1. re: Cary

            I went for the Happy Hour of $1 oysters and shrimp tempura and I enjoyed it. It's a really small place but at 6pm, there was only one table occupied. By 7pm, most of the tables were full, but only a couple of folks at the sushi bar. Did not do the omakase tho.

            1. re: baron45

              Thanks for the update baron45, and to the OP - KK. Looks like this place will serve as my local replacement for Oysters HH at Hog Island in the city.

              1. re: osho

                Yuzu has a part time pastry chef with experience right out of Kyoto Japan. If they still offer it, make it a priority to try their black sesame (kurogoma) creme brulee. It's fantastic.

                Osho, you need to try this dessert absolutely. The two piece of chocolate cake stick that accompany it, taste like Ayumi-san's Mt Fuji chocolate cake from Koo!

                1. re: K K

                  The Mt Fuji chocolate cake is one of my favourite things in the world. Look forward to trying everything here ! Thanks for all the great tips, K K.

            2. re: Cary

              oops, late edit, I meant the sushi dish for their monthly prix fixe menu.