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Aug 2, 2012 02:30 AM

Shunji Japanese Cuisine, Summer Omakase Menu: A Pictorial Essay

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then may I present 45,000 words...

Verdict: Spectacular. Shunji-san is hitting his stride, no holds barred.

This meal was enjoyed in early-mid July. Sorry for the delay in posting...

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  1. Great work, J.L.
    Congratulations again for this beautiful array of photos. Words fail me, but everything looks delicious.

    1. Is that shirako? After the ankimo ball?

      Impressive photos. Makes me want to go back already and I was just there last Friday!

      Already planning on going back in Sept for mom's birthday. Fully plan on pre-ordering Kegani and seeing what he can do with it. Also hoping matsutake is avaiable that time.

      He is one of the most impressive chefs I have ever seen.

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      1. re: Porthos

        Looks like shirako. (Mouseover my profile pic next to my name for this comment to see the shirako I had there previously for a comparison.)

      2. Wow, spectacular array and photos.

        Is there a set omakase price or is that something to discuss with Shunji at the bar?


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        1. re: madcao

          $80 for omakase but does not include formal sushi courses. Sashimi is part of the omakase, and you can add on sushi separately.

          1. re: PeterCC

            all that is pictured above cannot be $80....right?

            1. re: ns1

              No, take out the half dozen nigiri, and I still count about 16 dishes. The $80 omakase usually runs 10-12 dishes. Looks like he ordered some additional sashimi too. And the desserts.

              1. re: PeterCC

                I had around 14 dishes pre-sushi my last time there (late June). It's really up to Shunji-san...

                1. re: PeterCC

                  Thanks. I gotta start doing these set price omakase's now. I don't have the money to trust the chef anymore lol

              2. re: PeterCC

                damn, this is so tempting and i don't have the bucks for this either.

                what's the dish right to the left of the bleu cheese with persimmon ?

                Also, yeah, how much was this meal before tax and tip ? it definitely doesn't seem like just the $80 omakase ?

            2. and did you also have three desserts: the fruit, green tea, and the black sesame (?), did you ask for a trio or did he just give you it ? It looks like tiny balls of ice cream so it's not too heavy.

              1. also, does he carry mangju ???