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[No longer] Urgent Sushi Help!

Old May 2, 19, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
But it has to have two Michelin stars. Not zero, not one, or not three. Thou should count to two but only on your way to three... And it's urgent!
five...is right out!
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Old May 3, 19, 9:07 am
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, and it's not in Roppongi Hills
Ryugin isn't even in Roppongi.
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Old May 3, 19, 2:12 pm
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That's ok, why not go for 3 stars or more. The place is the bomb.

Ryugin is in Roppongi. I've been there.

There were in Roppongi until December of last year. Now is Hibiya.

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Old May 5, 19, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by EYrevanchist View Post
Put in a reservation request for Yoshitake 1 month ago on tableall, heard back today and they couldn't get it.
I need a place that will accept a reservation for mid July and be as good (not any worse and has to have two michelin stars) pronto.
there is always sushi zanmai.
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Old May 7, 19, 2:47 am
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I got a reservation at Harutaka, for which I paid 43k yen on tableall
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Old May 7, 19, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by EYrevanchist View Post
I got a reservation at Harutaka, for which I paid 43k yen on tableall
For one person? It'd better be really really good!
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Old May 7, 19, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
For one person? It'd better be really really good!
Indeed, and I have a feeling it will be!
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Old May 7, 19, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by EYrevanchist View Post
Indeed, and I have a feeling it will be!
I have had sushi dinners that cost that much, but they were at the intersection of (a) someone else paying and (b) copious amounts of alcohol involved.
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Old May 7, 19, 1:44 pm
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I totally don't get this reverential elevation of sushi into some sort of fashion worship. Bloody Americans want to assign a number and rank to everything. You go to a sushiya to drink and shoot the breeze and eat some fish. The stuff is not even cooked for crissakes. The only reason to pay up is to impress business clients. I remember when foreigners used to turn up their noses at the idea of eating raw fish. Now they're all bowing at the hinoki communion rail.

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Old May 7, 19, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
Now they're all bowing at the hinoki communion rail.
But it's the hinoki communion third rail! You can't touch that!
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Old May 8, 19, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
I totally don't get this reverential elevation of sushi into some sort of fashion worship. Bloody Americans want to assign a number and rank to everything. You go to a sushiya to drink and shoot the breeze and eat some fish. The stuff is not even cooked for crissakes. The only reason to pay up is to impress business clients. I remember when foreigners used to turn up their noses at the idea of eating raw fish. Now they're all bowing at the hinoki communion rail.
Price of sushi in Tokyo is driven by the Japanese customers, not by "bloody americans".

Japanese are very good at assigning a number and a rank to everything.

There are indeed things that people mostly pay up for to impress. Top grade Sushi is not one of them.

Anyone up for a Dom Perignon on crushed ice?
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Old May 14, 19, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
I totally don't get this reverential elevation of sushi into some sort of fashion worship. Bloody Americans want to assign a number and rank to everything. You go to a sushiya to drink and shoot the breeze and eat some fish. The stuff is not even cooked for crissakes. The only reason to pay up is to impress business clients. I remember when foreigners used to turn up their noses at the idea of eating raw fish. Now they're all bowing at the hinoki communion rail.
Breaking news: skytrax enters the sushiya market
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Old May 19, 19, 5:12 pm
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I rarely hear people talk about Matsue at Ebisu station.
Hands down best sushi experience and price for quality. The variety and quality of fish on the omakase menu is staggering.

For cheap options a la carte, I found itamae sushi really reasonable, and a good primer to experience different tuna
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Old May 20, 19, 1:21 pm
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Watch "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"
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Old May 23, 19, 1:09 am
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Experiences at Harutaka, and should I cancel for Sawada?

I was wondering whether any FT`ers have had experience with dining at Harutaka.
And whether it is worth cancelling for Sawada?
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