Late Summer / Early Autumn Omakase at Shunji Japanese Cuisine: A Pictorial Essay
Verdict: Consistent excellence. This marks the beginning of the matsutake mushroom season, and mine was served with buckwheat in a clear broth - Delicious. The shari on the nigiri is fantastic as well.
Great news for all you Shunji fans out there: Shunji-san has informed me that they will start dinner service 7 days a week, including Sundays (but no cooked foods on Sunday nights - sushi only).
Also, they will serve sushi omakase lunch, Mondays through Fridays!
This is pure speculation on my part, but I'm assuming lunch will be just the man himself and Yuko as hostess/waitress, if it's sushi only. It'd be a nice way for them to generate some extra income without having to pay for kitchen staff. If that's the case, I can't see quality suffering.
J.L., any word on when they'll start both lunch and Sunday service?
Btw, where you on a diet ????
That's not a lot of fucking delicius food.
And is serving up the truffle gohan yet ??????
The dinner was cut a tad short because one of my guests was quite full by course #10 (they had just attended a wedding), and I felt the need to be polite and not go "full monty" that night.
Price point was $125 for my portion, if memory serves.
Knowing Shunji-san, I doubt quality will suffer any with the new offerings - He's got too much riding on his (very good) reputation to risk that.
There will be no cooked foods on the menu for the "sushi-only" offerings, as far as I understand it.
The window for summer truffle gohan is quickly closing, as summer winds down. I believe Porthos will be enjoying the last batch of this marvelous Shunji creation for calendar year 2013... :-)