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Non-traditional sushi downtown

Jwsel Sep 15, 2013 06:36 PM

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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    kevin Sep 16, 2013 04:07 PM

    Perhaps you can drop your client ? :)

    1. TonyC Sep 15, 2013 09:12 PM

      R23 is perfect for this kind of tragedy these days: http://www.r23.com/index.php?option=c...

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      1. re: TonyC
        barryc Sep 16, 2013 01:54 PM

        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
          barryc Sep 17, 2013 03:38 PM

          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
          mc michael Sep 16, 2013 02:25 PM

          Wow! Have they dumbed down. O well.

          1. re: TonyC
            kevin Sep 16, 2013 04:05 PM

            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
              kevin Sep 16, 2013 04:06 PM

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

            2. ipsedixit Sep 15, 2013 07:03 PM

              Maybe Shojin (but no fish)

              1. J.L. Sep 15, 2013 06:44 PM

                2 names come to mind Downtown: Takami, Zip Fusion

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