Old Jan 14, 18, 10:16 am
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davidgrahammd
 
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Re: Harutaka...I've eaten there a few times and the sushi is astounding! I do not know whether their recent relocation had any effect on their Michelin star status.

Tsukiji market can be very illuminating if oyu can be with someone who can fill you in on details regarding the season you are visiting in and what fish to pay attention to. I've felt no urge to try and be there by 3AM to line up for the tuna auction. Admittedly, short of that, you cannot enter the inner market until 10AM when much of the action is done. That being said, the outer market has a wealth of things to see on its own.
Besides, the market is very close to Turret coffee!
I'm going to have to look into Bar Benfidich but my go to has been Bar Gen Yamamoto...you get what is basically a tasting menu of 4 or 6 cocktails made from what is fresh at the time.
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