Sushi - yay or nay? Page 5

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  • ElNino9 19 Mar 2010 19:44:39 13,315 posts
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    There are a few places in Manchester that do good sushi. Wasabi in the Printworks is pretty good, although Tokyo Season on Portland Street is a different class. The chefs there are all trained in Japan.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • Deleted user 19 March 2010 20:32:58
    Any suggestions for good sushi places in Dublin?
  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 19 Mar 2010 20:37:12 8,934 posts
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    Sushi rules, but the people who frequent sushi joints annoy the shit out of me.
  • milknoodle 19 Mar 2010 20:50:59 434 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Fish - spends its entire life living in a soup of the excrement and decaying matter of billions of other creatures. It breathes this stuff.

    Sushi - no ta.
    You ponce.
  • Pike 19 Mar 2010 20:59:51 13,446 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    I've never actually tried sushi, would one of the sushi snack packs you get from Sainsburys be a good place to start? Please don't laugh at me :(

    No. It would be a shit place to start. If you want to try sushi, find the most renowned place that serves sushi where you live and go for it. If you don't like that then sushi isn't for you. Starting out at some half assed place, like a supermarket is a good way to get the wrong impression though.
  • Deleted user 19 March 2010 21:03:49
    Find a Yo Sushi and start from there.
  • KTM 20 Mar 2010 13:16:13 1,674 posts
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    I still don't know what the rice blocks are for.
  • Jeepers 20 Mar 2010 13:49:38 13,173 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Find a Yo Sushi and start from there.

    Sorry, snob hat on for a moment. Yo Sushi is to sushi what a MaccyD's cheeseburger is to Kobe beef. If you can find a good, non-chain sushi place you'll get a vastly better impression of what sushi can taste like.
  • phAge 20 Mar 2010 14:11:39 24,344 posts
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    Pike wrote:
    blizeH wrote:
    I've never actually tried sushi, would one of the sushi snack packs you get from Sainsburys be a good place to start? Please don't laugh at me :(

    No. It would be a shit place to start. If you want to try sushi, find the most renowned place that serves sushi where you live and go for it. If you don't like that then sushi isn't for you. Starting out at some half assed place, like a supermarket is a good way to get the wrong impression though.
    This. I wouldn't touch sushi that's more than a few hours old with a bargepole. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it DOES have to be freshly made with fresh ingredients!
  • simplerotation 22 Mar 2010 14:15:37 332 posts
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    Always yay! I didn't eat it in the UK for ages after returning from Japan, but then I discovered Sushi-Hiro and Kiraku in Ealing Common, and I am a happy sushi bunny again :)

  • localnotail 17 Jun 2010 23:40:19 23,093 posts
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    Yo! free sushi plate

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Goban 17 Jun 2010 23:47:32 9,051 posts
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    To many bad experiences with yo, wouldn't go near them again.
  • DaM 17 Jun 2010 23:47:43 12,968 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Yo! free sushi plate

    mmm... the staff at our local one ask after my kids when I walk past (it's a sort of open plan in a shopping centre).... so they might tell me to bugger off...I'll give it a go though!
  • localnotail 17 Jun 2010 23:50:32 23,093 posts
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    Heh, hope it works.

    I haven't been in a Yo! since I lived near London in the 90s, they were nice then although I've had much better since.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • DaM 17 Jun 2010 23:57:27 12,968 posts
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    One plate per person, per day, per text.

    Glasgow is crap for sushi - it hasn't jumped the ponce barrier yet and sadly never will. I love it in Australia, where it is just a reasonably priced snack food. So Yo is about the only option unfortunately.
  • localnotail 18 Jun 2010 00:07:53 23,093 posts
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    Brum is ok for it but it feels a bit weird eating fresh fish in the middle of the country for some reason. And I was spoiled by the amazing stuff I had in New Zealand.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Red-Moose 18 Jun 2010 00:13:36 5,346 posts
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    Keyser_Soze wrote:
    Any suggestions for good sushi places in Dublin?

    Koishi in Ballsbridge is the best quality for restaurant sushi for sure; it is usually quite empty due to the location, right opposite the US embassy not a hopping part of town but the owner I think owns the Thai place on the ground floor. The Yamamori on the quays at the Ha'penny bridge is good for more typical Japanese fare - Tepanyaki, etc., avoid the George's street one (the quays one also has an outdoor internal square and gets a good atmosphere). For delivery, the best option is Michie Sushi in Ranelagh (it's pickup or delivery only - no restaurant).
  • binky Moderator 5 Mar 2013 16:20:01 9,560 posts
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    Just discovered Wasabi (the chain). Bloody lovely!
    (Never been to a "proper" restaurant though).
  • LeoliansBro 5 Mar 2013 16:23:17 43,641 posts
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    Wasabi chicken curry is the greatest thing mankind as a species has ever produced. Their sushi is alright as well, I prefer Itsu but tend to go more authentic if I'm treating myself.

    Are you London based binky?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • binky Moderator 5 Mar 2013 16:25:38 9,560 posts
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    Kent, they've just opened a place in Bluewater.
  • motti82 5 Mar 2013 16:27:33 2,873 posts
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    I love Wasabi in Manc. Their chicken katsu curry is epic. I also like their spicy tuna rolls. However for a proper sushi experience, can't knock Samsi.
  • PatrickEwing 5 Mar 2013 16:49:22 2,130 posts
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    Where are they in Manchester motti?
    (could go on google and find out I suppose!)
  • THFourteen 5 Mar 2013 16:51:07 33,101 posts
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    Hmmm theres a wasabi on london wall that i can go to if i want. I always find the quality of the meat there is a bit dubious though.

    I prefer the Itsu Potsu chicken or duck, with a bit of added tabasco (sic).

    I quite like the wagamama chicken katsu. could murder that now!
  • motti82 5 Mar 2013 18:23:45 2,873 posts
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    PatrickEwing wrote:
    Where are they in Manchester motti?
    (could go on google and find out I suppose!)
    Samsi is on Whitworth St. Expensive but better quality sushi and more traditional setting. Bento boxes are brilliant.

    Theres two Wasabi places, one by the Chinatown Arch and the other in the Printworks. They do pound a plate dinner time deals, very handy.
  • LeoliansBro 5 Mar 2013 18:45:56 43,641 posts
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    binky wrote:
    Kent, they've just opened a place in Bluewater.
    Great BYOB place in TW. Which I have no idea as to the name of.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • elstoof 5 Mar 2013 18:53:29 6,945 posts
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    The teriyaki and spicy chicken is occasionally a gristle fest. Tasty though, I'm usually there once a week because there's not much else around Piccadilly for under a fiver that isn't a sandwich.
  • Load_2.0 5 Mar 2013 18:57:22 19,105 posts
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    Their tofu rice is great, nothing else excites me.
  • PatrickEwing 5 Mar 2013 19:37:14 2,130 posts
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    @motti82
    Sorry I meant Wasabi, will have to go there to try their Katsura curry. Need to try somewhere new other than the obvious place.
    Went to samson a couple of years ago and you're right, a great experience but expensive. But tbh I prefer Yo to be able to have lots of different things instead of one main item.
  • atomicjuicer 5 Mar 2013 21:37:47 302 posts
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    Had some lovely Sushi this eve but can't help wondering whether it could have radioactive cesium in it..?
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