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Where is the best price for Chirshi ??

intelguy Jul 11, 2013 12:49 PM

Hi to all foodie guru here

I am looking for the one with thick cut style (see the pic). Any suggestions ?

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    calf Jul 18, 2013 03:08 PM

    I was taken to Kiriri today, and had the chirashi. The fish and shellfish on it are very fresh, with that oceany, fruity taste. The slices are thin, and melt-in-mouth tender. The amount of rice is perfect and the only point of criticism I'd make is that it was a bit too acidic. It's a $13 lunch set, no fancy tricks—well, except for the sliced sweet tamago which is a delightful finish. It comes with a very good miso (although slightly salty), and pickles, and a simmered daikon dish.

    Overall, there are tons of sushi restaurants in Richmond, but I felt the quality of the seafood is noticeably higher, and the dishes are prepared more carefully. Really enjoyable meal and definitely looking forward to visiting again. (One downside is that it's a small restaurant; there can be a wait for your food).

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    1. re: calf
      LotusRapper Jul 18, 2013 03:45 PM

      Glad it (mostly) worked out for you. I've never had the chirashi there, but do recall it was ordered by many folks in the restaurant at the time. My dining friend who was with me that day said he's had it before and was pretty impressed (amidst the tons of sushi restaurants in Richmond .....). So FWIW, it's a worthy place to return.

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      twinkienic Jul 16, 2013 05:26 PM

      I haven't ordered this in quite a while, but I used to really enjoy the chirashi lunch special at Ajisai.

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      1. re: twinkienic
        Sam Salmon Jul 16, 2013 08:09 PM

        Ordered the Gorgeous Chirashi from Zero One today@ lunch-it was indeed Gorgeous.

      2. LotusRapper Jul 11, 2013 07:13 PM

        Try Kiriri and Sushi Hachi in Richmond.

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        1. re: LotusRapper
          intelguy Jul 11, 2013 08:09 PM

          Thanks to all, my question is what is the BEST PLACE and not Best price for Chirashi.

          1. re: intelguy
            LotusRapper Jul 11, 2013 08:55 PM

            Your thread title sure confused us otherwise !

            1. re: intelguy
              moyenchow Jul 11, 2013 10:32 PM

              Can you define best, besides the obvious fresh fish and seasoned rice?

              -Are you looking for a variety of fish beyond the standard Salmon, Tuna, Ebi, Surf Clam combination?
              -Are you looking for stunning presentation?
              -Are you looking for value as your posts implies with the thick cuts of fish request?

              My rec of Zero One would give you better variety of fish (have had uni and smoked tuna in their gorgeous chirashi)
              Tsuki Sushi has a beautiful presentation
              Sushi Mart has value.
              All use fresh fish and seasoned rice.

              1. re: moyenchow
                Sam Salmon Jul 12, 2013 10:04 PM

                Note that Zero One is no longer open weekends.

                I have had some truly great Chirashi there.

          2. moyenchow Jul 11, 2013 04:42 PM

            Wow, that Chirashi pictured would set you a back a few dollars.

            I don't think I ever come across a chirashi that would give both hamachi and big eye tuna (?? - in the back behind the cucumber) in the quantity pictured. These types of fish don't come in the standard Chirashi in Vancouver.

            I would suggest going to a Japanese run sushi place.
            -Zero One Sushi offers variety in their fish selection and a good Chirashi don but not thick cut like that.
            -Tsuki Sushi Bar & Sushi Mart both do a good Chirashi but I'm not certain their cut of fish is as wide as pictured.

            Good luck on your search!

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            1. re: moyenchow
              barcosbarcos Jul 11, 2013 06:21 PM

              Zipang and toshi both do pretty good chirashi. You can usually ask to add or omit stuff depending on your taste.

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                flowbee Jul 11, 2013 08:18 PM

                Here's a pic of Zero One Sushi's chirashi don.

                1. re: moyenchow
                  kati3 Jul 14, 2013 10:46 AM

                  I would like to second Tsuki Sushi on this.

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