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Hi Saito San
What’s your opinion of torisawa?
Would u recommend this if I only have one slot for yakitori?

7 days ago

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Leo Saito

chief editor, TokyoTableTrip

I think it's one of the best options, except for Torishiki. Here are some other recommendations of mine.

https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1318/A131812/13193012/
https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1309/A130903/13240980/
https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1307/A130703/13200559/

3 days ago

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Dear all,

Uni is always an awaiting piece on my sushi omakase meal. Can anyone tell me more about its backstory such as kinds, catch area, how famous brands select uni and etc. Would appreciate it very much. Thank you.

9 days ago

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Leo Saito

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There are many kinds of uni such as Kitamurasaki-uni, Ezobafun-uni, Aka-uni, Murasaki-uni, and bufun-uni, but the overwhelming majority of sea urchins in the market are Kitamurasaki-uni and Ezobafun-uni.
The whitish yellow color of the Kitamurasaki-uni and the deep yellow or orange color of the Ezobahun-uni.
Aka Unis are mainly from western Japan, and those from Karatsu are a widely known brand.
The best time to find a variety of uni is in summer.
The fishing season is controlled in all regions, so there are differences, but the best time to eat uni from a variety of regions is from June to August.
From mid-August to the end of September is the only time you can eat both Ezobahun and Kitamurasaki at the same time in the region of Hokkaido.
(The taste of sea uni changes depending on the food they are fed, and the reason why Hokkaido's top brand of uni, especially on the Sea of Japan side, is because they eat kombu.)
In Sanriku (Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi), the season is divided between June and August for Ezo-bafun and September and October for Kita-murasaki, so there is no opportunity to eat them at the same time.
There are three types of uni used in sushi restaurants: boxed uni with alum, boxed uni without alum, and packaged in brine without alum, but the ones that sell for very high prices are often the branded uni with alum.
As alum has a unique bitter taste, the large amount of alum used will reduce the taste, but in the case of the super high quality sea urchins, the alum is used so well that it is hardly noticeable in most cases.

9 days ago
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Thank you so much Saito-san for such an in-depth knowledge

6 days ago

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Saito-san, can i ask your views of kurosen in chiba?

10 days ago

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Leo Saito

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Although they don't use top-notch ingredients, it's just amazing that you can enjoy that quality and quantity of wagyu dishes for only 5000-6000 yen there.

10 days ago

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Saito San, have you been to sushi さえ喜 in Ginza? Either way may I ask how you think about this place? Thank you

13 days ago

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Leo Saito

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◆Quotes from previous logs

In general the restaurant is delicious. However, compared to the tsumami, the nigiri doesn't leave a good impression, so I wouldn't recommend it to those wanting to binge on sushi. The price is also a little high.

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Booking is not that difficult.

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Was just there a few weeks ago. Tsumami definitely better than the sushi. Fair bit of imagination. Very good sake selection. Extremely gregarious chef. Practically zero English spoken. Definitely worth a visit though price is a bit high and the place is a bit tricky to locate.

13 days ago
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Thank you Saito San!!!

13 days ago

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Hi saito san and everyone, I wanted to ask regarding a certain restaurant that appeared on omakase website called Wasa. On the website it says that it is a Chinese restaurant. is it by any chance the same as a chinese restaurant that used to be opened called keyakizaka wasa?

thank you

13 days ago

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Leo Saito

chief editor, TokyoTableTrip

Yes, it's a restaurant that Chef Yamashita is planning to open at a new location in Shibuya.

13 days ago
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thank you saito san. Do you know if Chef Yamashita will be the head chef there himself and if the cuisine or quality level will be similar to his previous restaurant?

13 days ago
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Leo Saito

chief editor, TokyoTableTrip

I heard that chef Yamashita-san is in charge of the kitchen at new Wasa.

13 days ago

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