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Yasuda's new life in Tokyo!!! Watch Bourdain's Parts Unknown cover his life (link inside)

silencespeak Nov 5, 2013 01:41 PM

Fast foward to 13:08 and enjoy!

So nice to see Yasuda-san doing well!

P.S. fast forward to 37:48 for more Yasuda.

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    marblebag Dec 24, 2013 06:03 PM

    What is the name of the last restaurant he ate at, with Yasuda-san?

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      sushiman Nov 6, 2013 02:03 PM

      Bourdain is bedazzled by him for some reason.

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        VaPaula Nov 7, 2013 06:44 AM

        LOL, when we watched this the other night, I turned to my husband and said, "I think Tony has a boy crush." Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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          foodwhisperer Dec 27, 2013 08:09 PM

          Bourdain is bedazzled by Yasuda's darkside, not his food.
          I met another fighting sushi chef, in a Bklyn spot.
          Bourdain is a pretty "wild" dude too.

        2. Monica Nov 6, 2013 11:59 AM

          My lunch at Yasuda was pretty disappointing today. Anago was almost too hot and mushy...it felt like it was microwaved or steamed.
          Even simple salmon sushi was pretty mediocre. rice too was abit too wet.

          1. Monica Nov 6, 2013 06:56 AM

            Thanks for the video.
            Would any one of you go to Tokyo and eat at his restaurant?
            I personally wouldn't. Would I eat at Sushi Yasuda when in NYC? Of course times 100. I am going there today too!

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              silencespeak Nov 6, 2013 11:29 AM

              I've been to Tokyo twice and will probably be going back in the next few years. If his Tokyo spot is still around I'll definitely hit it up and let chowhound know how it is.

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                Silverjay Nov 6, 2013 11:53 AM

                It's been reviewed on the Japan board a couple of times.

                Immediate location is across from one of the largest graveyards in Tokyo. But it's also in a spot among several parts of town known for foreign tourists and residents, so I can see him getting a lot of those type of clientele that want to converse in English.

                I'm in Tokyo a few weeks every year. I don't think I'd ever go myself. However according to Bourdain's narration, Yasuda lives in the neighborhood I usually stay in when I'm there. Maybe I'll see him on the street...or in a brawl or an illegal cockfight or something like that...

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                  Gargle Nov 6, 2013 04:22 PM

                  I have a feeling his place is going to be open for exactly the amount of time he's missing to be eligible for a full Japanese pension :)

                  Not that he tells me anything.

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                foodwhisperer Nov 6, 2013 05:22 AM

                great video.

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                  silencespeak Nov 5, 2013 03:01 PM

                  It's fascinating that he doesn't buy the expensive cuts of fish from tsukiji, but rather uses his sushi voodoo techniques.

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                    Silverjay Nov 5, 2013 03:32 PM

                    It's fascinating that he broke the first two rules of Fight Club.

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                      Gargle Nov 5, 2013 10:47 PM

                      Well, the results aren't exactly in the top tier of Tokyo sushi.

                    2. Silverjay Nov 5, 2013 01:59 PM

                      He sure is a weird dude.

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