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gregb Jun 20, 2012 09:58 AM

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced sushi place in the area solely based on their tamago?

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    shake N baik RE: gregb Jun 20, 2012 11:08 AM

    i had it at Kushi as part of their chef's assortment and it wasn't bad. Tamago seems to be an overlooked item by most people. Perhaps it's because it's never made with much care and attention.

    You can try Tachibana in Mclean, VA as well.

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      gregb RE: shake N baik Jun 20, 2012 01:49 PM

      I agree! The only versions I've had bordered on gross and after watching "Jiro Dreams of Sushi", I want to believe there are better versions available.

      I've been to Tachibana, but haven't tried the tamago.

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        Steve RE: gregb Jun 20, 2012 03:07 PM

        What did you think of Tachibana?

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          gregb RE: Steve Jun 21, 2012 06:58 AM

          I was only there once, and it was on the late side so the place was pretty well cleared out and the chefs were cleaning down their bar…I may not have gotten their best. That being said, I was impressed with the daily specials board and thought the rolls were pretty decent. I don't remember exactly what was ordered, but everything was fresh and tasted good.

          I prefer Yama in Vienna.

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            shake N baik RE: gregb Jun 21, 2012 08:28 AM

            I went straight to Kushi after watching Jiro at E St Cinema. Kushi frequently sells $60 vouchers for $30 on livingsocial so you should take advantage of it. Their fish is fresh and you can also order live uni if they have it in stock.

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              foodslut RE: shake N baik Jun 21, 2012 10:08 AM

              Sushi taro does good tamago as well.

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                gregb RE: foodslut Jun 21, 2012 11:27 AM

                Yeah, I figured they probably make a very good version and I would love to get to Taro, but at that price point there are too many other options I still need to try in DC.

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      cfoodie RE: gregb Jun 26, 2012 07:34 PM

      I think most people do a decent job in tamago. I recall sushi Taro does the best. Just had them at Tachibana last week and it's standard. The rest of the sushi there was great. Kotobuki also has standard ones if you want cheap. I wouldn't go to Kushi for anything other than being entertained by the grill...and maybe watch them put out meat skewers that caught on fire for not paying attention. The manager will stand by their charred food and insist that the charcoaled stuff is done "right" until you threaten to post the picture on the web. Sushi at Kushi IMHO is for people who want to look cool, but don't know about sushi.

      1. discojing RE: gregb Jun 27, 2012 09:41 AM

        I agree that tamago is an oft overlooked sushi at places and can be brown or too sweet.
        I prefer the tamago at Endo in Arlington. I've also enjoyed it at Sushi Yama in Vienna.

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          gregb RE: discojing Jun 27, 2012 01:34 PM

          Do Endo and Yama serve it in symetrical pieces? I was surprised to see "shards" of nearly green tamago at Yoshi.

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            shake N baik RE: gregb Jun 27, 2012 02:05 PM

            i have noticed some sushi restaurants using premade tamago out of a bag. Not as disappointing as unagi that's thawed/precooked as well.

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