So the other night my friend and I tried Echigo's omakase menu for dinner. We were expecting a lot b/c of the glowing reviews here on Chowhound but were rather disappointed.
Most of the fish was pretty fresh (except the fishy toro - ugh), but the sauces were in general too overpowering for me and several times I tasted more miso, yuzi, or green onion than anything. : (
Urasawa, Kiriko, Mori... there are so many sushi places I'd still like to visit. But after my Echigo encounter, I've decided to ask for more specific advice before venturing out again.
Can you please refer me to places where the fish is super fresh and the sauces are more subtle? Many thanks! : )
For reference, here are my taste buds' reactions to the places I've already visited.
Wonderful: Sasabune, Zo
Good: Hama, Uzen, Kampachi, Sennari, Kaizuka, Nobu
Disappointing: Sushi Karen, Echigo