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Jul 5, 2009 09:42 AM

Is it okay to eat at a Sushi place on a Sunday?

I mean they haven't had a fish order since Friday right? Should I eat sushi on a Sunday or go somewhere else?

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  1. Most sushi fish has been frozen to begin with. Also some sushi bars in coastal areas may have sources for certain fresh items that involve Saturday or even Sunday delivery.

    The main shortcoming with Sunday sushi is that sometimes you end up with the second-string sushi chef since the main chef may have worked late the evening before.

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    1. re: Ed Dibble

      What Ed said.

      Plus, contrary to conventional wisdom, many tane aren't at their best when they're freshest. Tuna, for example, is just okay when it's very fresh. Three or four days out it begins to reach its peak of texture and flavor. At some point in time thereafter - the point varies depending on the fish and its storage conditions - it begins to deteriorate in quality.

      The trick is to find an itamae who knows his product (eg, who knows when that tuna is at its very best) and takes pride in serving the good stuff. If you do, you can count on getting a great meal. Even on Sunday.

      1. re: alanbarnes

        Thanks guys. I went and while they apologized for their lack of quantity and choice because they got slammed over the holiday weekend. We showed up at 8:30 on a Sunday and had some amazing sashimi that tasted just perfect. It was kinda cool because since they felt bad they were sending us all sorts of stuff to make up for it.