Masamoto! Very impressive!
Went last night to Masamoto in Glen Mills, in a strip mall on the dreaded Rte. 202 kitty-corner from Harvest and a little north of Big Fork.
It bills itself as an Asian bistro, and we had a few of the Chinese things, but this is clearly a sushi-focused place. My friend and I took the omakase for two and got:
a perfect scallop, sliced very thin, with lime
a superb tuna tartare with crispy bits of (what I think is) fried rice noodles
one piece each of five excellent fish sushi
two rolls, one Godzilla, one other, excellent tuna
We added a hot & sour soup and a chicked with black beans.
We're not dessert people, but the banana tempura sure looked interesting.
All this for less than $100 for two, tax and tip included. I am so surprised not to have heard about them on this board. I stumbled across their name in Zagat's. The 26 food rating caught my eye, especially as I realized it was in Chester County.
I'm going back tonight (bit of a coincidence) with a bigger group, where we can try more things.
In the meantime, I can only report a truly impressive first experience.
Thanks, rmoore. I had been disappointed by the lack of response, but I realized that I did not mention the neighborhood in the title. Fact is, most of us in Delaware and Chester County are starved for any good addition to the sparse local choices, so I expected that anyone living out here would have been very curious.
As suggested in the first post, I went back the next night with another group. The experience was just as good. Tried a few more things, the tempura banana among them. It was good, but not as good as the banana roll (suggested by the waitress, did not seem to be on the menu).
Sushi / sashimi is clearly the house forte, but even if you're not into those two, this is a great addition to the Asian offerings in the nabe.