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Omakase at Hiko Sushi: A pictorial essay...

J.L. Mar 1, 2012 02:20 AM

Verdict: Another great find in a mini-mall. The o-toro was sublime. The Maine lobster hand roll was definitely a highlight as well. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

  1. J.L. Mar 1, 2012 11:47 AM

    Thanks for the encouragement.

    The rice is a tad on the warm side, but I enjoyed it. The chef can be a bit heavy-handed with the sauce (as Porthos so astutely pointed out in photo #6, the albacore nigiri), but I felt it certainly did not detract from the freshness of the fish.

    With a beer and a bonus serving of ono (escolar), my omakase came out to $128 before tip.

    3 Replies
    1. re: J.L.
      BrewNChow Mar 1, 2012 03:01 PM

      This really pisses me off when sushi restaurants market escolar as "ono" or "white tuna' or other bizarre made-up names.

      Escolar is delicious. It really is. But people deserve to know what they are eating. It really shocks me because I can't imagine restaurants want their customers shooting hot orange butt-oil all over their establishment, but when you lie to people about what they're eating in the hopes of selling more of it, you really do deserve to have your restaurant covered in poo-goo.

      1. re: BrewNChow
        TonyC Mar 1, 2012 03:54 PM

        "I can't imagine restaurants want their customers shooting hot orange butt-oil all over their establishment"

        ^^^ and we have today's winner.

        1. re: BrewNChow
          J.L. Mar 1, 2012 03:54 PM

          Please enlighten us, as I certainly am not an ichthyologist.

          The chef called it escolar when I asked. The proper Japanese name (as I understand it) for the fish species Lepidocybium flavobrunneum is "ono".

          Am I wrong on this?

          And no, despite my 2 orders of it, I did not experience keriorrhea.

      2. j
        jsandler Mar 1, 2012 08:17 AM


        1. Porthos Mar 1, 2012 07:49 AM

          Loving these pictoral essays. Keep them coming...

          Looks a bit in the style of Sasabune, was the rice hot? I'm saying this based on picture #6 and the nigiri is sitting in a puddle of sauce. Was that a problem for you?

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