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Omakase at Sushi-Dai

At Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, there are several sushi restaurants where tourists try out never-frozen fish at what is truly a bargain price for some of the world’s freshest sushi. I went to Sushi-Dai. After a mere 2h in line (starting at about 7:30am) I sat down in the tiny restaurant for my Omakase (chef’s choice) breakfast. This is the entire restaurant, which explains the long wait times:

Sushi Dai - Tsukiji, Tokyo

Here’s my delectable piece of Toro, or fatty tuna:

Sushi Dai Toro - fatty tuna

This one I don’t recall the name, if anyone knows just leave a comment. I am guessing red snapper?

Sushi Dai - red snapper?

The first piece is Uni, or sea urchin. The second, Aji or horse mackerel (I think).

Sushi Dai - Uni (sea urchin), Aji (horse mackerel)

Yet another “no idea” (I should have brought a pen and paper!).

Sushi Dai - nigiri

A few rolls, then Anago (Sea Eel) and another slightly-unsure.

Sushi Dai - Rolls, Anago (Sea Eel)

There were a few more, 10pcs in all plus 1 more of my choice (anything on the menu); then the rolls, layered egg nigiri, and miso soup. Well worth the 3900 yen (roundabout $40 depending on the exchange rate).

Let me be clear: this was the best sushi I’ve ever eaten anywhere, for any price. By far. Never frozen, well prepared by a good (and friendly) chef. Tsukiji is truly amazing!

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Posted in Around the World 6 years, 7 months ago at 12:45 pm.

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  1. This food looks delicious!!

  2. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  3. Awesome job on this post.