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Feb 6, 2013 07:23 AM

Sushi Nakamura

This restaurant is located in Rappongi and has one M star. I visited after work at around 10 and for much of the time, I had the chef all to myself. He is soft spoken, welcoming and modest looking. Very enjoyable, consistently high quality food, v attentive service (my tea is changed every 15 minutes), relatively reasonable price (meal + sake = 20000yen)
Hiroshima Kaki oysters (good)
Katsuo (simply love the smoky flavour, v v good)
awabi sashimi in awabi liver sauce (good, but Sushi Yoshitake's was more impressive)
Grilled Kinmedai
Shirako (cooked with sake, not bad, granted i am not fond of shirako)
Ankimo cooked in sweet sauce (excellent)
Was not on the omakase, I asked for it. The chef said it is unavailable, then he muttered a few instructions to his assistant, the assistant then brought out a pot, and the chef, after careful checking, obliged.
Boiled Awabi

next came sushi, chef prepared the rice right in front of me, was a delight to see how meticulously he prepared the rice.
Tai v good
Aji v good
Uni excellent
This uni sushi is of particular interest. No Wakame was used to wrap the uni, instead, he had prepared the uni beforehand so that it is amenable to pressing like a typical sushi.
Kuruma ebi
Maguro zuke
chu toro
o toro
saba (excellent)

I ate at Suhi Imamura (Shirakone)three days ago and found it utterly underwhelming. Nakamura is more than two notches better. In particular, his aji, hirame, katsuo, saba and uni are much much better.

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  1. Thank you for your review, I don't know why I was never tempted by it. Sushi at more than 20,000yens, well, I try to have something unforgettable... In fact, right now, I am more tempted to go again to sushi Yoshitake, as well as try the dinner at the new 2 stars sushi Kimura, very affordable.

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    1. re: Ninisix

      I couldn't secure a booking @ Kimura, I did try two weeks in advance.

    2. Thanks, that's good to know. Rappongi is primarily known for its nightlife, so it's nice to know a good eating spot before going out!

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      1. re: Robb S

        That would be Rappungi. Ginza is for the shopping, though.

      2. In case I wasn't clear about which restaurant I was talking about.

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        1. re: CWFOODIE

          Peter Frankl's take on his visit to Sushi Nakamura

          It's absolutely amazing, more enjoyable than watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi.