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Kiyokawa Etiquette Question

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Kiyokawa Etiquette Question

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ironiasudbi | | Jan 9, 2010 10:54 AM

Based on J. Gold's description of the soup at Kiyokawa:

"a strong dashi bathing a single, luscious round of daikon; some carrot; half a taro root with its hairy outside but not its potatolike inner skin removed; and a couple of snow peas"

I very much want to go there and try it. The problem is that, for a number of reasons (cost, I don't eat too much at one sitting, etc) I only want the soup. Nothing else.

So, my question is, can I just walk into Kiyokawa and order this soup, or will the chef get really mad and throw me out if I order only one thing?

I suppose this sounds silly, but I've been contemplating going to Kiyokawa for a week now, and haven't had the guts because of this issue. Has anyone been there and ordered only one/very few items?

Or, how about any sushi place, not even Kiyokawa in particular - is it a major taboo to order only one small dish?

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