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◆網站的訪問者並不只限於日本國內,還有許多來自全世界的美食專家,因此我們認為大家應該能夠在這裡找到許多值得信賴的優質評論。
◆這次餐廳評論的對象首先從大家最為關心的「壽司店」開始。我們非常歡迎大家留下率直、辛辣的各種評論。
◆由於日本人已經習慣了日本本國的商業慣例跟風俗,我們非常期待大家能夠從日本人缺乏的觀點寫下評論!
◆而且對於已經累積了一定數量評論的壽司店,我們還會考慮製作該店家自己專屬的頁面,將評論都集中到上述頁面裡。

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◆最高分10分,最小刻度為0.5分
1(絕對不會來第二次)⇔5.5(如果還有機會來東京的話,應該會再來看看)⇔10(如果還有機會來東京的話,絕對會再來)

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銀座久兵衛 銀座本店(對象店家名稱)2018年7月(造訪日期)
4.5/10(評分)
(評論內文)
在比目魚、烏賊、三線磯鱸、比目魚、沙丁魚等多種食材的握壽司上頭都以柑橘類來調味,這種料理方式讓我非常在意。
我想這應該是為了減輕食材油脂感而特別下的功夫,但就結果來說確認這些壽司的魅力跟自我特色都減半了。
這些料理真的能夠叫做「正統派的江戶前壽司」嗎?我個人對此有相當大的疑問。
可能是因為本店食材進貨方面全部都由店長自己1人負責的關係,當天負責調理的壽司師傅對於食材相關資訊(時節、產地等)的表達部分讓人感覺有些不扎實。
而且還會本店跟客人們收取餐點金額的10%做為服務費。
怎麼說呢,我認為本店目前的系統應該很難滿足那些老饕等級的壽司愛好者吧。
不過本店也是我第一次造訪的高級壽司店,我對它有著相當多的回憶。但很可惜的是,我以後應該不會再次來此消費吧。
(我從久兵衛出身的壽司師傅那邊打聽過後,目前久兵衛旗下最能夠拿出像樣壽司的分店據說是「大倉飯店分店」。)

Leo Saito(絕對不要忘記留下評論者的姓名!※也可以使用筆名)

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Yeehow

Sushi ichijo(counter lunch course)- 7.5 - 8

Sushi ichijo has been reviewed extensively by just_ingest and d. It's another sushiya which accepts infants at the counter and is available for lunch(if your kid do not disturb the other customers).

The ambience of sushi ichijo is quite silent, it is probably not a place for alot of instagrammable pictures. The hospitality is prompt and good, your tea cup and gari will be topped up as soon as it's empty.
The shari is very well-seasoned with akazu with a more sour taste but not overpowering and the nigiri pieces are large and rustic. I personally like the taste of his shari alot.

Memorable items
-ika
-kohada
-tamago

Not bad items
-chutoro
-akami
-kampyo

Personal thoughts:

Sushi ichijo is not a sushiya for a blowout meal if you are expecting good neta(material). It's more of a place for a sushi geek/aficionado who value delicious rice and hikarimono(silver/blur fish)/kai(shellfish). His neta are all pre-sliced and his wasabi usage is a tad heavy. Chef ichijo does not speak much english, so it might be best if you know your neta well.

There have been previous comments about overcharging, but one can always try out his lunch deal. It's pretty good value(7 nigiri + kampyo roll -5400 jpy, 12 nigiri + kampyo roll - 10800jpy) and will give you a glimpse into his repertoire. Personally, i would look to revisit sometime in the future.

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Is the neta and shari the same for lunch and dinner, just at a cheaper price?

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@guest The shari is the same, just that there is no sashimi and slighly lesser pieces for lunch course. The couple beside me seems to be getting hamaguri, akagai, tairagi for their omakase course. Fyi, one can order dinner omakase during lunch as well.

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Is neta quality itself the same? Neta quantity is less (ie less nigiri pieces) but i'm more interested in quality

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Neta quality is the same, I think.

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Yeehow

@ guest I concur with Saito-san the neta quality is the same.

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Yeehow

Sushi obana(private room)- 8.5 - 9/10

Sushi obana was first recommended by Saito-san on the 4 best restaurants in tokyo outskirts. I was always intrigued to visit it but was discouraged by the agonizing long journey. My focus will be solely on the private room experience as Localtaste and Just_Ingest have written wondwrful reviews previously.

The ambience of the sushiya is relaxed and hospitality is top-notch. Language is not an issue as one will be served by both Chef Obana's wife and son, who speaks English reasonably well . The neta is definitely some of the best you will ever have and aka-shari is used. The otsumami here are of high quality and there are various personal renditions that one won't find elsewhere. The private room is a big tatami room, not directly connected to the main counter. This allows one to be at ease that your crying toddler is not going to affect other customers.

Memorable pieces
- Hirame
- Straw smoked bonito
- herring egg
- scallop with kombu soy sauce & mustard
- kohada
- otoro
- hamaguri
- ikura
- shako
- nagasaki uni
- hokkaido uni
- vanilla ice cream monoka

Not too bad pieces:
- Uni parfait
- Sawara
- Ika
- Radish sprout marinated in kelp
- Kuruma ebi bowl
- Anago in tsume

Personal thoughts:

I believe the aka-shari is not heavily seasoned intentionally to let one focus on the amazing neta quality. Hirame which is frequently flavourless in numerous sushiyas felt immensely rich in sushi obana.

The ikura and hokkaido uni(proclaimed as no.1 uni in japan) is just mindblowing. I seriously do not know how chef obana is able to offer so much high quality materials at such a cheap price. I am sure it will cost 50000jpy if his sushiya was to open in tokyo.

Chef obana's wife is trying her best to learn English to serve foreign visitors better and does a very nice ice cream monaka, which is rare in sushiyas. I would definitely return for more creative renditions and fabulous hospitality.

I know some TTT readers have quizzed Saito-san on comparing Takaoka and Obana. I believe both sushiyas are great, with different personalities. Takaoka: Humble chef, wonderful rice and few imperfections. Obana: Hospitable/Friendly chef, high quality and quantity of otsumami and neta, alot of unique and creative renditions. I would give the edge slightly to sushi obana due to its wilingness to create unique renditions and the numerous high-quality otsumami and nigiri.

Price/pax: 32,400JPY

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Just for reference, my meal finished in 1 hr 40mins. In case any TTT readers would like to plan the timing of the limited express to take back to tokyo.

Contrary to other sushiyas, chef obana was very welcoming even if you arrive early(in my case, i arrived 10mins before the allocated time). Probably much better than having to stand in the cold wind.

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Yeehow

Sushi ranmaru(counter : sous chef 'Masa' masaharu sagawa) - 8/10

Sushi ranmaru was 1 of the restaurants recommended by Saito-san to visit early in 2019 and is renowed for excellent cost performance. It's the sister store of rinda and aka-shari is used for nigiri. The nigiri is very edomae but it does has some interesting twists to its otsumami(like amadai mixed in uni and fried botan ebi head).

The ambience of the sushiya is fun, both chefs shimazu and masa are friendly and knows English to communicate sufficiently with foreign visitors. You can be rest assured that both chefs and staff love babies, they have zero issues with crying toddlers and will reassure you promptly with a line of "daijoubu".

Memorable pieces
- nodoguro
- salted anago
- fried botan ebi head
- oyster
- amaebi mixed with uni
- bafun uni
- aomori uni
- chutoro

Not too bad
- awabi
- bonito with onion soy sauce
- botan ebi done two ways(nigiri and grilled)
- ranmaru roll

Personal thoughts:

If one intends to be served only by chef shimazu, it's best to get your concierge to indicate explicitly.

With that said, i believe Chef masa to be no less talented than chef shimazu. Especially for families with babies, chef masa knows many tricks to soothe your crying baby as he himself is father of a two-year old. My baby got a minature otoro nigiri as a gift and broke into laughter.

Fried botan ebi head was really creamy and i believe it is a play on fried kuruma ebi heads on high-end tempura places and i totally love it.

I do not know how chef shimazu keeps his omakase price at 18000jpy, the neta he is using is of very high quality and it is a complete steal at this price-point. I would definitely come back to ranmaru and see how they evolve further with better shellfish preparation.

Price per pax:24000jpy/pax with 1 ranmaru roll add-on

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@Yeehow Does this mean that the omakase was 18,000 yen and adding the ranmaru roll resulted in the price being 24,000 yen? So does that mean the ranmaru roll was about 6,000?

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@Yeehow nice review, love the mini ootoro story, haha. Just wondering what are your thoughts on the shari here. And if you were to return, would you prefer a nigiri lunch or the full course again?

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@guest it is 18000jpy but i believe there is a table charge and tax in addition to it. I have read on a seperate website the ranmaru roll costs 5000jpy. It was a humongous roll which i shared with my wife.

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@Just_Ingest thanks! The shari is pretty well-seasoned, abit stronger than sushi obana and slightly small. I would recommend someone who like punchy flavours to ask for more rice to enjoy the shari more. Was given the option after the first piece which i felt made the experience much more enjoyable.
Personally i feel that the nigiri full course might be better, the otsumami might still need some further improvement.

Another interesting story was when chef shimazu overheard chef masa saying "do you like it?" while serving the second piece of uni nigiri(aomori uni). He immediately shot out to me gesturing at chef masa," This guy is f***ing mad!" And when chef masa exlained to chef shimazu that my favourite is uni, chef shimazu ordered him to give me an extra big piece of aomori uni(1.5x size of what other guests are getting). Wow it was just so funny!

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Yeehow

Sushi Takaoka(counter) -8.5 - 9/10

For every hardcore sushi fan, the counter experience is second to none. It is pretty elusive for parents bringing a baby, the easiest way is probably to do a private charter or go to kyubey.

Sushi takaoka is a very familiar sushiya for TTT readers. It's been reviewed extensively by shuto saito and localtaste previously. It's easy to reserve and the nigiri are very high quality and any hardcore sushi fan would love it. It is also an unwritten secret that sushi takaoka accept babies if you go for the 5pm dinner slot.

Memorable pieces:
Saba bozushi
Shimaaji
Otoro
Hamaguri
Bafun uni
Ikura
Kuruma Ebi

Not too bad pieces:
Steamed hokkaido amadai
Uni platter(hyogo, nagasaki, kyushu)
Hamaguri chawanmushi

Compared to previous visit, it seemed that the shari at takaoka has improved and became less al dente, but still maintains the chewy mouthfeel when one bites into the rice. The neta seemed to have been improved greatly as well, as the saba bozushi, bafun uni and ikura which felt underwhelming previously are now highlights of the meal.

The service level has also been improved a notch as he will now display a map of chiba and tokyo bay to show where his catch comes from. I suspect a certain influence by how inomata does it. Similarly, he has replaced the floating sushi plates with round plates with wavy-design on the counter-top allowing better aesthetics and customers to take better pictures of his nigiri.

Personally, i cannot recommend sushi takaoka more and it's definitely one of the sushiya one should consider if you are bringing along kids/infants.

Meal Cost per pax:24,000jpy
Meal Cost after addition of 1 kuruma ebi, 1 bafun uni and 1 saba bozushi:28,600jpy

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Thanks for your reviews!
What's the vibe like at Takaoka? Is it very quiet?

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@D Rather than describing it as quiet, i would call it elegant/serene. I seem to recall a piano music playing in the background. If you visit on the weekday 5pm slot, you could be the only guests there. Perfect date spot for impressing your wife.

He may not be the most boisterous chef around, but he is very willing to share if you try to ask him about his materials/prep work. He also has a funny side to him. When he heard that i visited sushi yu,he keep on doing the sushi yu gesture of sticking out the sushi on his palm.

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Yeehow

Sushi yu(private room) -7.5 - 8/10

Finding a sushiya which accepts children is always hard, not to say one which accept four months old baby. Sushi yu accepts babies is its private room and is easy to book(even 3-4 days ahead) on tablecheck.

It does very creative otsumami(ankimo pudding roll, hairy crab+uni+ caviar sushi) and good nigiri(using aka-shari i believe). If you are a sake-lover, definitely you will love this place.

Memorabe pieces:
-milk and soya milk and corn tofu
-hirame engawa
-akami
-crab, uni and caviar(given it as an otsumami and not sushi)
-seaweed tamago

Not too bad pieces:
-steamed buri
-ankimo pudding roll(with narazuke melon, i sense a sushi sho influence for this dish)
-kohada
-castella brulee tamago(i believed influenced by hiroyuki sato, but not as good as what is offered at hakkoku)

There is no tuna trio(not sure if it's due to typhoon faxai), only akami and chutoro. There is grilled/fried ayu served, i guessed influenced by kappo restuarants but nowhere as good as what you get in kappo restaurants.

His apprentice and staff can speak good english, despite it being said on tablecheck that it's best that you are accompanied by a japanese speaker. I know a couple of TTT readers asked about private room experience, most pieces are on-point temperature-wise. Probably just 2 -3 pieces which are a tad cold. Overall, a decently good sushiya at 21600yen/pax(inclusive of tax) and good neta inspite of the recent typhoon faxai. I would love to revisit in the future.

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Thanks for the great review, Yeehow!!

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@Yeehow what a nice review! Also, useful info for travelers with babies.

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Thanks Saito-san and localtaste!

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