It wasn't that tough a call- skipped the newish Sushi Kashiba. 75-year old sushi Master Chef Shiro Kashiba somehow decided to open up his own restaurant again last November. I didn't have a desire to check it out then. Not quite bothered now too. Went for a more Northwest presentation at Mashiko.
The last time we sat at Chef Hajime Sato's table and were delighted with the meal. Tonight, we ate at Chef Blaine's table and came away impressed too. Never mind about the sushi rice or ratio of vinegar. It can't be done to the way I love it. But Chef Blaine made the sushi beautifully. The rice grains were firmly pressed together and yet soft enough. The albacore tuna sushi was beautifully topped with garlic and ponzu. Loved it. Asked for seconds.