Trip Report - Tokyo
Managed to score lunch at 2 Sushiya's on my recent New Years trip.
First was Sushiko Honten @ Ginza. We were lucky to be served by the owner Sugiyama-san who offered us a special lunch menu as opposed to a sushi omakase set. In a word, it was an incredible meal with styles and textures I had never experienced. Rice was al dente and warm. Good attention was paid to sizing for the female members of the group as well. I would consider this an excellent meal! price per pax was about USD250/- per head including sake and beer
Second was at Sushiya IchiYanagi also @ Ginza. A more traditional meal with a lunch Omakase set about USD120 per head for 15 pieces.
In this meal, less empahsis on preparation but more on ingredients so less cooking and grilling . Ikura and uni was some of the best I have ever eaten and the chef was at great pains to explain that they only sourced the best of the best. No complaints. Similar I would say in style to Kanaseka. Overall meal balance was I think better at Kanaseka given the similar styles.