Continuing from the Dew Curry Shop:
My other cousin flew in on the Friday. With her arrival, her brother and I took her around Shimbashi, showing her the sights we saw the first day we landed. It was getting late, but for her first meal in Japan, my cousin wanted to eat sushi, and so we stumbled upon Tsukiji Sushiko (築地すし好).
As my cousins picked through the choices, I just went for the omakase. My cousins ordered a few rolls, along with my otoro.
Even this late at night, the sushi was AMAZING. Each piece came with a generous slice of fish with just a small amount of rice. I could taste the freshness of the fish, and each piece just melted in my mouth.
You really cannot compare the sushi in Japan to sushi anywhere else, but for the sake of comparison, this sushi tasted better than the best sushi in Houston. I would say sushi in Los Angeles might be comparable, but, in my opinion, nothing really beats what you can get in Japan.
And don’t be fooled by the price! In America we associate quality with the price tag. But here in Japan, the cost of sushi wasn’t expensive, and the quality was awesome and just totally blows your taste buds away.
Tsukiji Sushiko is a chain, and has a few locations around Shimbashi, which is just west of Tsukiji fish market. This may be why the quality of the fish is so fresh.
Being the first food stop for my cousin in Japan, she was hooked already. As we swallowed the last pieces of fish, we paid the bill and made our way back to the hotel. The next day, we will be checking out and be taking the first train out to Toyama.
Tsukiji Sushiko 築地すし好 : http://www.tsukiji-sushiko.com/
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