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Sep 15, 2013 06:36 PM

Non-traditional sushi downtown

I have a client who says she likes sushi, but then told me that mainly means non-traditional rolls (e.g., that are fried, have sauces, etc.) What would be a good place downtown for lunch or dinner to get those types of rolls where the fish is still good quality?

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  1. 2 names come to mind Downtown: Takami, Zip Fusion

    1. Maybe Shojin (but no fish)

        1. re: TonyC

          i used to like r23 about 15 years ago. one of the few places that also did some quality stuff in the kitchen as well.

          1. re: barryc

            IIRC, the itamae, whose name now escapes me, liked to do a tataki treatment on the fattier fishes just before serving. i particularly liked the seared salmon belly with yuzu kosho.

          2. re: TonyC

            Wow! Have they dumbed down. O well.

            1. re: TonyC

              Yes, R23 was the name of the game over a decade ago. They had good sushi for the time and an out-of-the-way location before the artist's district arrived on the scene with full force with a vengeance.

              1. re: TonyC

                They still have their Dungeness crab salad, which was their nom de guerre way back when too.

              2. Perhaps you can drop your client ? :)