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Old 10-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #51
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No? not even Miku Resturant in Downtown? or Minami??
Miku has gone downhill for a long time and Minami isn't that great. Don't let the fancy restaurant and prices fool you.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #52
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Miku has gone downhill for a long time and Minami isn't that great. Don't let the fancy restaurant and prices fool you.
What about Tojo's?
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Gahhh I really want to eat here.. but at the same time I'm worried I've hyped it up too much for myself and will be dissapointed. I mean, it can't be THAT much better than Sushi Dai, I think.
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I'm actually heading to Tokyo next month and I was really excited about making a booking at Jiro but then I started finding all these reviews and blogs about how Jiro, the man himself is really discrimintory and treats outsiders with blatant disgust. He can't speak a single word of English so he'll just stare at you condescending expression the whole meal. He won't respect you if you aren't a TRUE Japanese, born and raised local. I've read so many reviews where caucasion/asian people not from Japan will either be turned away or he won't care about you at all... so in a nutshell, if you aren't a local or regular, be prepared to be treated like dirt.
I am not going to pay $400+ for some old dude, no matter how "celebrity" he is to look down on me.

I guess I'll be going back to Sushi Dai and save myself 90% of the money I was gonna blow at Jiro
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Or go to Irifune..


$130USD bowl of Maguro Don

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I am not sure if this was covered in the documentary. But I am not in favour of not dipping my own soy sauce. Similar to Kimura on Rupert... Other than that...
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Man nothing in vancouver even comes close.

Kimura is different than these places... Kimura is not a pure focus on sushi.

For some reason I think Shima-ya comes the closest to this style of sushi, nigiri, not much distractions.
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Man nothing in vancouver even comes close.

Kimura is different than these places... Kimura is not a pure focus on sushi.

For some reason I think Shima-ya comes the closest to this style of sushi, nigiri, not much distractions.
No. I am not saying Kimura is comparable to Jiro. I am just saying that I'd prefer dipping my own soy sauce, if any, than having the chef dictate that.
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I want sushi now. Shit. Been reading wayy too many blogs about sushi joints in Japan..
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What about Tojo's?
You bet your ass this is the best Jap place in Vancouver if not the world. I mean look at the prices and it's freaking Tojo for crying out loud you cant go wrong. Heck even Beckham among others eat there you know it has to be money in the bank.
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Go try Tokyo Thyme. My fav Japanese restaurant locally.
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I'm actually heading to Tokyo next month and I was really excited about making a booking at Jiro but then I started finding all these reviews and blogs about how Jiro, the man himself is really discrimintory and treats outsiders with blatant disgust. He can't speak a single word of English so he'll just stare at you condescending expression the whole meal. He won't respect you if you aren't a TRUE Japanese, born and raised local. I've read so many reviews where caucasion/asian people not from Japan will either be turned away or he won't care about you at all... so in a nutshell, if you aren't a local or regular, be prepared to be treated like dirt.
I am not going to pay $400+ for some old dude, no matter how "celebrity" he is to look down on me.

I guess I'll be going back to Sushi Dai and save myself 90% of the money I was gonna blow at Jiro
there are many places that could match or even be better than jiro's for the same price. places that come to mind are sushi mizutani, kyubei, ginza harutaka and daisan harumi. hell mizutani and harutaka both worked under jiro for over a decade before opening up their own places. its just people really seem to get a hard-on for a 3 star michelin restaurant.
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i'm craving some sushi now..
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didnt realize this topic was bumped. on a good note, i will probably be stopping in tokyo again in february. looking to ask a friend to help me book a lunch at sushi kanesaka (2 star) which requires a 3 month booking and possibly 1 more restaurant for a dinner...possibly ginza harutaka. planning to also lineup early for kyubei since they dont take reservations.

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if you guys want to watch full...

http://www.solarmovie.eu/watch-jiro-...ushi-2011.html

Really great movie based on the experience and how he prepares with the apprentice and workers.
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Man nothing in vancouver even comes close.

Kimura is different than these places... Kimura is not a pure focus on sushi.

For some reason I think Shima-ya comes the closest to this style of sushi, nigiri, not much distractions.
Kimura is under different ownership now ...Mr Kimura sold it! Went the other day, the food isnt the same
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The new owners of kimura are trying to do their own thing with the restaurant. Specialty rolls are pretty good and sashimi was good. It is a quality over quantity though so don't expect much from portion. Will try it out again later on. They have a new menu and got rid of the old super long lists of combos and combos
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It wasn't a quantity thing before either. The nigiri (what I went for) is different now.
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do you guys know where they serve good/decent nigiri sushi in dt? ajisai?
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I would try Kaide. It's on Richards and Pacific.

EDIT: They don't have a fryer or grill, so all the stuff there is going to be raw or pre-cooked. That's okay, though. The nigiri is fantastic.
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Kimura is under different ownership now ...Mr Kimura sold it! Went the other day, the food isnt the same
Went there last week for lunch and really enjoyed it, I was talking to the chef and they all worked at high end restaurants before deciding to open up there. I'm glad Kimura didn't go down hill, I'm really happy about that place because its one of the only 2 neighborhood sushi restaurants I go to, the other is kishimoto. The food was good for the value, and the service was really good, and that set off the rest of the day--couldnt ask for more at lunch time.

Also the chef gave me comp. fish and chip cone, that was really good. not sure if that is on the menu. they will also do aburi style sushi if you request it. really missed that in japan, the marbling of the toro just doesn't compare here but then again toro goes up by grade and can be many times the price for a single nigiri
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there are many places that could match or even be better than jiro's for the same price. places that come to mind are sushi mizutani, kyubei, ginza harutaka and daisan harumi. hell mizutani and harutaka both worked under jiro for over a decade before opening up their own places. its just people really seem to get a hard-on for a 3 star michelin restaurant.
I would try his sons place hahaha, cheaper and prolly same quality
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Go try Tokyo Thyme. My fav Japanese restaurant locally.
Had supper there..........it wasn't anything special to me............mostly tuna selection.
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Kimura is under different ownership now ...Mr Kimura sold it! Went the other day, the food isnt the same
it's cause the guy came from LA and he was shocked that

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Actually drove him away!
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reading this at 5:17am and i'm craving hard for some sushi
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