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Decisions, Decisions…..

How do you decide where to go? A colleague of mind has invited me to a dinner at one of two different sushi-yas in NYC and I'm in a quandary. They are both top rated, traditional restaurants and I've heard great things about both. The problem is that I have no frame...

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The Sushi Bar

I like sitting at the sushi bar at a restaurant. Tables are fine, but when I really want to get into things I sit at the bar. Omakase (chef's choice) is much better when he is right in front of you, and even if you have your preferences, it's always nice to watch it...

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Take-out Versus Eat In

I'll eat sushi any way and chance I get. I end up eating a lot of take out simply because it's easy and with two young children, it's not always fun when the edamame starts getting tossed around. But I really like the experience of being in the restaurant, drinking my...

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The Sustainable Seafood Movement

Sustainable sushi is a new movement driven by the need to balance our food supply with our insatiable demand for sushi. Due to the overfishing of some species, guides are now available to help consumers choose food items that will have less environmental impact. The...

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Has Sushi Jumped The Shark?

Sushi has been a popular item in the west for a few decades now and as with anything that makes its way across cultures, it has readily changed to better match western palates. But unlike noodles and soybeans, sushi has not merely changed to fit our preferences; it...

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Restaurant Certification 1, Sushi Police 0

In what is good news for California Roll eaters, today Japan has formally announced a campaign for certifying Japanese food overseas without Big Brother inspecting the sushi. Initially covered back in December of 2006 in my piece “The sushi police are here to see...

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Omakase Sushi Basics

I've had a number of questions about omakase meals in a sushi restaurant and thought to take this time to explain what true omakase is to those unfamiliar with the term, or who just want to know more. Omakase literally means entrust and basically means "chef's...

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How to Find An Excellent Sushi Restaurant

Locating A Great Sushi Restaurant If you have a hankering for some awesome sushi it's easy to find both good and bad places that offer it. I didn't intend these articles of helpful insights from a food expert to turn into a bunch of "how to" posts, and I think my next...

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