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Sep 23, 2013 03:02 AM

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!

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  1. What's hiding under the leaf in "crappy" picture #4?

    So presumably one could eat there twice on the same day with no repeats (sushi lunch, cooked dinner). Sounds like a worthy challenge...

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    1. re: stravaigint

      Sorry for the crappy photo...

      Kazunoko (herring row), with tako (octopus).

      Mods, let us rotate our photos!

      1. re: stravaigint

        Shoot - I thought you meant photo #6.

        Photo #4 depicts steamed baby abalone. Nothing is underneath the leaf in this photo.

        1. re: J.L.

          I think it was the week of site maintenance when you posted, and some photos were missing for me. Photo #6 was in spot #4. So your original answer was correct, it's roe and octopus hiding under a leaf. Thanks for checking back!

      2. how much was this dinner?

        1. lunch really ????


          for some reason, that sounds good but possibly very bad.

          i think now i would appreciate it more if it were just a dinner house. i'm always worried that there may be a loss in quality.

          when they starting lunch service ?

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          1. re: kevin

            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?

              1. re: PeterCC

                Wrong. I am working the lunch shift.

                1. re: Ciao Bob

                  Let's see that fancy cyberknife-work.

            1. Btw, where you on a diet ????

              That's not a lot of fucking delicius food.

              And is serving up the truffle gohan yet ??????

              1. 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... :-)

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                1. re: J.L.

                  There's always winter truffles :-)

                  1. re: Porthos

                    Does he serve winter truffles too ????? Wow.

                  2. re: J.L.

                    That explains your abrreviated dinner.