Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Tomo Sushi follow

I'm not sure if it was responsible of me -- after reading a New York Times story about dangerously high concentrations of mercury in New York's top sushi restaurants -- to head back out to local sushi bars.

But I just can't stop myself.

I checked out Tomo Sushi at Citadel Crossing this weekend. It was my first time visiting since Nate's less-than-complimentary review of the place.

I found it fine, but it didn't blow me away.

The ambiance is clean and stylish, though not quite as pretty as the newest Jun location.

The service was mixed -- the waiter was friendly, but the two sushi chefs were rather grim.

We sampled three rolls and found them almost up to Jun's and Ai.

I'll probably go back.

But my favorite little sushi spot, lately, has been Sakura. It's not as slick as Jun or Ai or even Tomo. But the sushi is soooooo good. And I love their VIP (read frequent eater) card, which helps you earn credits toward your next sushi visit.

ABOUT THE MERCURY THING: It's scary, but in small amounts the mercury levels aren't toxic.

I'm thinking about partnering with CC or UCCS to help us do mercury testing on local sushi joints and see if ours are as bad as New York's. (I have no reason to believe they wouldn't be.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been to all of the sushi places in town except for Sakura. Must try. We weren't impressed with Tomo. I don't even think the green tea was authentic. The sushi just wasn't fresh enough for me.

Mercury.. hmm well I hope i don't die, but if I do with sushi in hand.. i'll be damn happy.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

Which are your favorites?

10:43 AM  

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