Shunji still rules w/o the cooked dishes?
I am treating my son and my wife to sushi this weekend. We are fans of Mori sushi's zen like Edomae sushi. Having read overwhelming praises, Shunji gets my nod for this weekend. However a lot of photos of cooked dishes (specially crappy ones ;-)...) worries my wife, who prefers more nigiri than cooked items.
Does Shunji's nigiri compare well against those from Mori?
Can we order sushi only omakase at counter?
Yup, Shunji rules w/ just sushi. In fact, they arguably have the most expansive fish selection at the moment.
Sure, you can ask for no cooked dishes, and sushi only.
And yes, Shunji is also solid in the sushi-only department.
There is a dry-erase board in the dining room updated daily with all the wonderful fishes which are in season. On many days, the man offers like 5 different species of snapper alone!
But I gotta say, going to Shunji's with your mind already made up about not ordering his cooked dishes is seriously depriving your taste buds of an incredible opportunity.
Thanks to your (hounders) reassurance, we had a great dinner at Shunji last Saturday.
The omakase experience was close to perfection. Cooked dishes were innovative and fun, while nigiri course being traditional and bursting with flavor of ocean. Will return definitely as long as my check book allows.