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mike62 Mar 23, 2009 08:41 AM

Going with a group of about 8, so Akida on Robinson is out. Any suggestions about good sushi places. We all live near the Fan area but travel to downtown/westend etc is not an issue.

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    nola mike Mar 23, 2009 12:10 PM

    Probably the best sushi i've had in Richmond is Osaka off of river rd. We just tried Momotaro, a new place between careytown sushi and mom's siam, and it was very good. We went to akida once and thought it was pretty good as well, though the platter lacked variety. Others i've talked to say the food is hit or miss. Is it out because of food quality or size?

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      mike62 Mar 24, 2009 06:20 AM

      Basically, the size of the group. I have been wanting to try Momotaro since I can walk there in about 5 minutes from my house but wasn't sure about the quatily etc. Also it is a tiny place, not sure about getting a group in. What were the prices like at Osaka?

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        nola mike Mar 24, 2009 07:12 AM

        a little more expensive then the fan places.

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          mike62 Mar 24, 2009 07:39 AM

          Thanks, actually going to swing by Momotaro sometime today and see if they could seat us (maybe push some tables together), may be pushing my luck but the more I read about it the more interested I am and I like to support new neighborhood places.

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            ImpoliticEye Apr 8, 2009 10:42 AM

            I had a really mixed experience at Momotaro. The fish was good, but the portions struck me as very small for the money. In fact, their chirashi was perhaps half of what I'd usually expect.

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      Janet from Richmond Mar 23, 2009 12:11 PM

      I recommend Osaka at River Road & Cary Street just over the Huguenot Bridge (they'll take reservations) or their sister restaurant Sushi O on Alverser. Tenjinmura out on West Hull Street just west of Clover Hill high school is also very good, but would be quite a haul for you.

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        jeanmarieok Mar 28, 2009 10:48 AM

        I am happy that someone here likes Tenjimura besides me. Occasionally, I'll go alone on a Thursday evening, (that'll be me at the bar with a book!) and they always make me a nice little starter, and give me suggestions of what's exciting to order that night.

        I like Sushi Ninja a lot, too, and Sushi O. But Tenjimura is about 10 minutes from home......

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        AMFM Mar 23, 2009 08:40 PM

        love ichiban on ridgefield parkway between pump & john rolfe. unassuming but usually delicious.

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          princsoreo Mar 24, 2009 08:40 AM

          I think Sushi Ninja is the best sushi in Richmond, although it's a bit pricey. I also really like Mai Sushi in The Village Shopping Center in the near West End. Haven't tried it, but have also heard Niwanohana in the Slip is good. I also love love love Ichiban. Great presentation and food.

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            mike62 Mar 25, 2009 10:29 AM

            I get the feeling that we could hit 2 sushi places a month and after a year still have places to try! Have heard really mixed reviews about Niwanohana, and a lot of people don't know that it's not Hana Zushi any longer. Last time I was there it was still Hana and it was great. As stated above I have decided to try the new small place in Carytown this evening, will post comments in the next couple of days.

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          adarwinian Mar 26, 2009 03:09 PM

          You live in the Fan! Walk to Sticky Rice!

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            ImpoliticEye Apr 8, 2009 10:39 AM

            Sticky Rice has its place, but I wouldn't say it's the best choice for great sushi. At the moment, my vote for that in the Fan goes to Carytown Sushi. They had a down period, but the chef has taken over again. The fish is excellent, and no one in town is doing as much with presentation. Beautifully done plates...

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              hopkid Apr 9, 2009 09:30 AM

              I'll definitely have to try Carytown Sushi. As a rule of thumb I pretty much avoid any of the teppanyaki places. What's with the proliferation of these restaurants in Richmond anyway?

              Anyone know if any of the sushi bars in town offer an omakase option?

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                princsoreo Apr 9, 2009 10:13 AM

                I think Sushi Ninja does. I'm pretty sure I read an article when they first opened stating that omakase was their preferred way to serve sushi. The owner/chef, Hunter, is really nice.

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