<== Amen.jjoyce wrote:Diaper D: You should be reviewing restaurants frequently.
Reading this thread yesterday prompted me to return to Red a third time for lunch. Actually, I grabbed a copy of Isthmus and found myself reading Kadushin's review while indulging in some of Red's fantastic maki offerings (they serve their extensive specialty maki dinner menu at lunch as well). I wish his review had mentioned the service, which, to me, stands out as some of the best in town. The lunch specials include both the standard 2 rolls for X amount/3 rolls for X amount as well as some really good stirfry options. The sashimi I had was fresh, a large portion accompanied with a bouquet of blanched asparagus. I used to go to Takara once a week to treat myself to a sushi lunch- I'm slowly shifting alliances.
NullDevice is right- I cannot fathom how Kadushin considers Wasabi top in town for sushi. Granted, I'm a self-professed sushi snob, but I've given every place in town at least 3-4 chances, and Wasabi has never impressed me. The new sushi offerings at Restaurant Muramoto are killer, and even if I've had a couple so so experiences at Sushi Muramoto, every single time I've been there it's blown Wasabi out of the water. And has he been to Takumi? Even if he's had middling experiences at the Muramoto joints or something, even if Takara can't rise above Wasabi, Takumi most certainly can.