I had an outstanding meal at Horinoya last night; easily in my top 10-15 lifetime meals at restaurants. Through all 7 courses, nothing was not outstandingly delicious and we ate literally everything on every plate except maybe some wasabi.
I have the impression that visitors don't make it to this restaurant because it's "ethnic". First of all, is this true, or is this just my impression? Second, how does Horinoya compare to really good Japanese restaurants in other American cities? It is by far the best I've ever had, but best in New Orleans is perhaps not on par with best in SF, LA, or NY. So is it really a shame that visitors don't go to Horinoya, or can most people get similar quality and value at home?