Given that it has links to various wholesale companies dealing in prime seafood and Japanese provisions, it’s no surprise that this dinky sushi joint scores highly for the sheer freshness and quality of its raw materials (without any hike in prices). As an introduction, order one of the mixed sets – perhaps glossy slivers of tuna, salmon, yellowtail and mackerel neatly lined up on wooden boards with mounds of wasabi and pickled ginger. Raw fish aside, there’s also plenty to enjoy: deep-fried halibut resembles a fishy version of agedashi tofu in a soft, fragrant broth; tempura specialities have all the requisite crispness without any grease; and there are excellent yakitori skewers and donburi rice bowls too. Drink draught Asahi, shochu or warm saké, and be sure to reward the obliging, knowledgeable staff.
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