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Jan 16, 2014 08:55 PM

natsunoya teahouse for sushi?

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?

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  1. 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. 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

        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

          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

            you have an interesting crowd at your dog park

            1. re: macsak

              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

                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

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

                  1. re: indelibledotink

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

                      1. re: indelibledotink

                        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

                          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

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

                  1. re: manomin

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

                    1. re: indelibledotink

                      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 :-)