Arrived at a very very early 5pm for some great Sushi... this shop is backed by a fish wholesaling company so prices are incredibly reasonable and fish so amazingly fresh...
We walked into the Tencho (Head Sushi Chef) preparing 3 large baskets of sushi for a year end party going on upstairs.
First the Otoshi... comes automatically when you order alcohol.
Only 50yen for this... kobiko.
Hot Ichi-Go Nihon-Shu (One Bottle) 270yen... good for about 4-5 mini cups.
Our neighbors who spoke great English asked me if I wanted to take a pic of his fish :).
Mari spotted this moving Abelone (in Japanese Awabi)... got a nudge to start taking pics or a video.
Our Tuna-Cheek... took about 30minutes to bake over the grill and only 680yen!
We also talked to 3 people in the far end of the counter... one of them was a Japanese gentleman in his 50's with a PHD from UC Berkeley... In Japan you never really know who's sitting next to you in a friendly sushi counter environment.
All seats provide a great view of the sushi chefs at work.
Mari's been camera shy lately but a quick iPhone pic... will be back again.
Ask for a free "Agari" as with all sushi shops and you'll get a nice hot cup of green tea!
Its been 6 months since but my last visit but I'll be back again in 2012!
For shop details goto my previous entry: