"Hatsune zushi" is a two-Michelin-star sushi restaurant that's popular with foreign tourists as well, but the wife became seriously ill (with what appears to be breast cancer) and there was an announcement on facebook that business operations will be suspended indefinitely. It's very sad news and I hope to see the lovely couple back at the counter in full health.
Yeah it seems like they don't accept new reservations over the phone anymore. Even if you do manage to get through you only get an answering machine. It's a waste of time and effort...
But if you go there even just once, you should be able to make the next reservation at that time. Apparently there is a waiting list about 6 months to 1 year long though.
Since they changed (innovated) the flavor of their ramen at the end of August, I decided to go try it out as soon as I could.
The shoyu(soy sauce) ramen has a stronger chicken flavor now and overall it feels like it has more "umami".
It was also notable that enoki mushrooms were added as a topping.
The shio(salt) ramen had an element of coolness added to the dish with mint as an accent, and seems like it now has stronger elements of "Western" flavor.
I think I may have liked this one better before...