I know I’ve posted about Sushi Yasu a number of times – it’s literally my favorite neighborhood sushi place, though I would say it’s even my favorite sushi place and worth a trip to Forest Hills. I actually “make” people go there with me, because I think it’s that good.
One such occasion recently, I finally finally found someone who was willing to get the omakase with me. I’ve been trying to go for it again since the first time I went! but no one was ever into it. It starts at $40, which I believe is where we stayed this visit, but is an amazing deal.
Round 1: octopus, cuttlefish or squid, fish roe, sweet shrimp, and fried shrimp head. My favorite was the cuttlefish with this dab of sweet soy sauce… it was incredible. I didn’t use soy sauce at all – pretty much through the entire meal, as Chef Yasu puts on his own mix or it’s just good enough to eat on its own. I’d never had a fried shrimp head, and thought it was interesting… not my favorite but good to try, definitely.
Round 2: bonito, tuna, … I should have taken notes. Each piece was delicious and fresh, a tiny kick from the wasabi Chef Yasu already included, and needed nothing but my teeth.
I thought it was funny eating with someone who took pictures of everything because honestly, I don’t eat with many bloggers anymore. For our final round, we were given options; I chose uni while my friend chose eel. Buttery, creamy, briny uni… again, super fresh, delicious, and made me very, very happy. A nice touch to end the omakase portion of our meal!
I always get the Marilyn Mon-roll when I go, and this time was no exception. This was a great finisher for our meal: helped get us to the “full!” mark, without putting us over. I thought it was a great meal, as usual. Service has still been a bit slow, sadly, but I know they are trying… I have faith they’ll get used to the larger, split space and get it together soon!
***Also funny, I noticed that a woman who’s served me in the past was actually behind the sushi bar, making rolls. It wasn’t a busy night but it wasn’t slow either – and she seemed pretty calm. I mean, I’d be freaking out if I had to make rolls next to him. She is definitely super novice beginner, but our roll seems OK! I wonder if the other guy who’s usually behind the bar left or was just on vacation. Yes, I go there a lot. Also funny- the restaurant is split so you can’t see the dining room from the sushi bar and vice versa. I found out later that my best friend was dining in the dining room while I was at the sushi bar – and that we were both in a hurry to eat and go to the movies right after. We didn’t see each other though because I went to the theater across the street and she went to the bigger one around the corner… we both love this place! (I believe my first time was with her, or my second time? she introduced me to the Marilyn Mon-roll!)
Go here. Eat it. Love it!
All photos taken with my Samsung Galaxy S III…