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natsunoya teahouse for sushi?

indelibledotink Jan 16, 2014 08:55 PM

a guy at the dogpark i frequent on alewa heights said he eats there up to 3x/week. says he spends $80 or 90 vs mid $200s at mitch's or yohei.

i haven't eaten at mitch's (i might not, a lot of people, including this guy, say the fish slices are too big to complement the rice), but like yohei.

anyone try it yet?

  1. russkar Jan 17, 2014 10:30 AM

    Not a Yohei fan. Used to be one of our faves but prices went crazy. $110- omakase lunch?? Should have gone to Sasabune instead..

    1. killersmile Jan 17, 2014 10:57 AM

      That's only slightly lower than the price I usually pay at Mitch's. They do have slightly larger pieces at Mitch's which might throw the balance off for some. I didn't realize that Natsunoya still had their sushi bar. Maybe i'll give it a try. It says on their website that it is byob which is nice to have as there are hardly any places anymore where that is the case without a corkage fee.

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      1. re: killersmile
        indelibledotink Jan 17, 2014 10:37 PM

        i thought the sushi bar was relatively new?

        also at teh dogpark i met a lady who was the seller for tropic fish and she said the natsunoya teahouse makes the majority of their $ from the teahouse part and the sushi bar is a side thing they just like doing, thus the chaper prices.

        1. re: indelibledotink
          killersmile Jan 18, 2014 07:43 AM

          It is relatively new, from about 4 years ago I believe. I just thought that when Garrett Wong left and opened up Sushi ii, for some reason the sushi bar went away. Although I guess that was a false assumption.

          1. re: indelibledotink
            macsak Jan 18, 2014 09:25 AM

            you have an interesting crowd at your dog park

            1. re: macsak
              indelibledotink Jan 18, 2014 11:24 PM

              yeah, it's a secret unsanctioned dogpark.

              have you ever worked on canine patients? i'd private message you, but chowhound doean't have that function.

              1. re: indelibledotink
                macsak Jan 19, 2014 02:02 PM

                no, sorry
                i don't work on dogs
                my patient told me late last week that she was taking her dog in to get knocked out and have the teeth cleaned and it was gonna cost $500!

                1. re: macsak
                  indelibledotink Jan 19, 2014 06:22 PM

                  yeah, that's a good price if they're including xrays.

                  1. re: indelibledotink
                    macsak Jan 20, 2014 10:47 AM

                    i heard an interesting story about why dogs don't get cavities
                    but it's not for the squeamish

                    1. re: macsak
                      indelibledotink Jan 20, 2014 04:28 PM

                      has to do with buttlicking?

                      1. re: indelibledotink
                        macsak Jan 20, 2014 07:26 PM

                        dental convention was last week
                        friend went to a class on cariology on friday
                        this one town in a third world country, kids ate lousy diets, poor oral hygiene, but no cavities
                        just like dogs
                        correlation- both have high counts of fecal coliform bacteria in their mouths
                        so if you eat sugar and don't have the correct bacteria in your mouth, you can not brush and still not get cavities

                        told you it was not for the squeamish

                        no, i am not recommending anything to do with fecal coliform bacteria

                        1. re: macsak
                          indelibledotink Jan 20, 2014 07:55 PM

                          you should apply for a grant to do a study, lol.

                          they refined the procedure of doo doo transplants so now there's no actual poop being swapped, only lab grown stuff.

                2. re: indelibledotink
                  manomin Jan 20, 2014 12:38 PM

                  My friend takes care of an unsanctioned dog park in Maunawili.

                  1. re: manomin
                    indelibledotink Jan 20, 2014 04:28 PM

                    can you tell us the location? i have heard of it before.

                    1. re: indelibledotink
                      manomin Jan 20, 2014 07:46 PM

                      Gee, I am taking this back to the original question! I was at a function at Natsunoya recently. The food for the event was quite good, very good in fact. We walked down into the sushi bar just to check it out for future reference and everything looked really good and it was full. I think I'm going in February when the MIL comes……Hopefully it will be noisy :-)

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