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:
Here’s my delectable piece of Toro, or fatty tuna:
This one I don’t recall the name, if anyone knows just leave a comment. I am guessing red snapper?
The first piece is Uni, or sea urchin. The second, Aji or horse mackerel (I think).
Yet another “no idea” (I should have brought a pen and paper!).
A few rolls, then Anago (Sea Eel) and another slightly-unsure.
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!