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Rice quality at Taro Fish?

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aphie May 14, 2009 06:18 AM

I'm looking to get one of those sushi party trays from Taro Fish and I was wondering what the rice quality is like compared to some restaurants in the vicinity like Cafe Michi or Aoyama? Thanks!

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    tjr May 14, 2009 08:07 AM

    I'd say it's probably comparable to these places, but the shari at Michi and Aoyama aren't exceptional (Aoyama is especially bad).

    1. Royaljelly May 14, 2009 06:21 AM

      I've eaten at Taro's many times as my office is a stone's throw away from there. No issues with their rice, but only problem is that if you do take out, by the time it gets home the texture is not as good as the freshly prepared stuff like the restos you quoted. I think that'll happen with any take out. Especially true if you get Taro's cooked food items (deep fried stuff, etc).

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        caitlink May 14, 2009 05:33 PM

        I went to Taro's last week. Saw sashimi platters in the fridge and cooked foods but no sushi. Do you need to do a special order to pick up a platter? I got the uni and abalone from the fridge and some sashimi platter.

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          aphie May 15, 2009 02:25 PM

          http://www.tarosfish.com/home.html

          They have a take-out menu on their website.

          Thanks for the responses! Not expecting perfect shari but it's nice to know that it's half decent.

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            jlunar May 15, 2009 06:08 PM

            when you walk it, you go to the back right corner and start ordering, afaik. I've only done this a couple times, so I hope that wasn't a total faux-pas...!

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              Full tummy May 15, 2009 08:38 PM

              I would hope there's no sushi in the fridge, as that wreaks havoc on the rice. One would expect that a place like Taro's would only prepare sushi per order and make sure it doesn't have to spend any time in the refrigerator.

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                tjr May 15, 2009 10:09 PM

                Taro's fish is excellent. The sushi, well, it's not a restaurant.

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