Service bordering on obsequious. Needs a rethink. Food was good. Steak cooked perfectly. Amuse bouche inedible. Appetizer (tomato) microscopic and not very interesting though I think that was the aim. Great wine list. Ambiance ok. Noise level low.
Every piece of fish was so fresh and beautifully plated. Above all, delicious, especially the wild caught fish. My husband lived in Japan for years and is so picky when it comes to sushi here. He was surprised and delighted by the fresh and beautifully sliced sushi. We both can't wait to come back to see what's on the menu!
I am disconcerted that I haven't been here sooner. It is an improved take on Omekase. No red miso soup, no shiso leaf, and even better, fish I haven't had before. Congratulations to an innovative Chef Shimizu and the Mins Group for innovation that sets it apart. The best aspect is the different fish and an innovative presentation of the sushi, all at a reasonable price point for omekase in the City, and the best version of tamagotchi ever! Also of import is his Hokkaido uni, the best and untreated with baking soda as so many fishmongers do. Chef also refuses to use Santa Barbara uni. As he says, to get a flavorful uni, it must come from very cold oceans, and that's Hokkaido to a "t." Also noteworthy were the tataki suzuki, akami, and mukihotate, also from Hokkaido. I like the three sets of four nigiri separated with cooked or other dishes manner of presentation. I also enjoyed the move away red or white miso soups and its substitution with a French style creamy soup, in this case a miso potato bisque with oven roasted seafood. This is so much superior to the standard miso soups. Fantastic! The only misses was rather strange request that guest wear a mask when out of their seats. The mask mandate is long over and there was no such requirement at another Mins Group restaurant, Izakaya Hon, where I dined a few nights ago. Why annoy the customer with it? The other miss was the counter at the omekase bar, it's too short, it extends less than half way up my thighs and I was leaning over to eat. Otherwise a fantastic omekase experience.
As a sushi fan who always dip a ton of soy sauce on my sushi, I struggled with the pre-seasoned sushi the chefs put on. Don’t get me wrong, the fish quality was FANTASTIC and you really get to taste the fish and not so much of the soy sauce. I’d just set up that expectation first for anyone that hasn’t had fancy sushi before. Love this spot, will come again.
This place is great! Atmosphere is energetic and cool but the staff is also really friendly. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Food is wonderful and great time for friends to eat and chat.