any recent reviews of sushi couture's tasting menu?
me and my friend absolutely love this restaurant and we are thinking about trying the tasting menu. I have looked around here and could only find some negative reviews from about a year ago? has anyone been recently? please let me know how it was.
Good value for the money. They've been consistent since they've opened for me and I go at least twice a week.
Last tasting menu I had only included sushi however. No cooked food. So you may want to just confirm that they've eliminated hot food with the Omakase altogether.
I had the omakase not-so-recently (a year ago) and it was good value for $39. I can't comment on the higher-price-point omakase that people were requesting at that time.
You've probably seen this particular menu progression elsewhere - we had:
Aji tempura (sandwiched between shiso leaves); ankimo (monkfish liver); baked mussel with cheese
Baked scallop in shell with cheese and lemon
Sake shooter (Sake, raw oyster, uni, quail egg, tobiko); sea bream sashimi (from Japan); butterfish sashimi (with garlic oil)
kampachi nigiri (amberjack)
Sea bream nigiri (from Greece)
B.C. tuna nigiri (with garlic oil)
hotate with uni nigiri (raw scallop and sea urchin)
butter yaki maki
Sushi Couture maki
unagi tempura nigiri
green tea cheesecake (from Japan)
Am now curious about the all sushi omakase...
re: Wench Foraday
It's not an all sushi omakase per se, it's more that I think they eliminated the cooked food aspect from the omakase altogether. In fact I think it's called like "just sushi omakase" or something to that effect now. I had it a couple months ago so I can't be sure. A year ago it was more in line with what you had listed above.
Thanks everyone, we didn't end up getting omakase this time due to time constraints, but had a bunch of rolls and nigiri. Fresh and tasty, especially the Couture roll.
I had the omakase in Aug '11 when there were still some cooked courses, and thought it was a good value. The menu now does say "sushi and sashimi omakase" (I think), so it seems likely they've moved away from including cooked foods, or at least are freeing themselves to only do cooked courses when they feel like it.
I just went. Fantastic deal at $39 per person!
1. A tempura shiso leaf stuffed with mackerel, a piece of eggplant with miso, a few slices of stuffed jalapeno with rice and some kind of fish (can't remember what it was)
2. Sashimi course - hamachi, lobster, butterfish, salmon roe - hamachi was so buttery, the salmon roe was so fresh and tasty!
3. Cooked course - miso black cod with shoe string potatoes - totally fine, but nothing to write home about.
4. Nigiri - Horse mackerel (lots of ginger and scallions), tempura eel with avocado and .. something else, can't remember what. It was all really good.
5. Sushi burgers - panko crusted balls of rice, split, with scallop sashimi, lettuce and mayo. Really good, kind of reminded me of a chicken burger but in a good way (probably the breading + mayo + shredded lettuce combo).
6. Sushi couture roll - a california roll, with broiled salmon + cream sauce, + scallops and tobiko. Really good, but we were getting stuffed at this point.
7. Tempura banana + green tea ice cream - perfect ending to this meal.
The pacing was perfect too. Good service. I can't wait to go back!