I treated myself to sushi at Manten Zushi today. It’s a small sushi-ya in the Brick Square building, near beautiful Tokyo Station. They offer a terrific value at lunch – an opportunity to experience a true omakase experience for under 30 bucks. About 15 pieces of incredibly fresh fish (and egg, and greens) served by a talented sushi chef.
The pics speak for themselves. Among my favorites were a tiny bowl of clam broth, possibly the best miso shiro I’ve ever tasted (incredibly dense and rich with baby clams), zuke (marinated tuna, an old Edo delicacy rarely served) and buri (Japanese yellowtail). When it comes to omakase I always find myself eating things I’d never order, and sometimes glad I don’t know what the name means – but I also find myself loving things like uni and ankimo than I can’t stomach in the U.S.
One other note: I stopped at Daimaru on the way back and discovered, much to my surprise, than Denki Bran really exists. This doesn’t appear to be made by the Ebisugawa family, though.