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Mori Sushi (short review)

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Mori Sushi (short review)

jcwla | Feb 27, 2004 06:06 PM

Have been to Mori twice before, once each for lunch and dinner. Went for lunch today after reading S. Irene's rave on Wednesday.

Ordered the $13 sashimi lunch, which normally comes with rice but I'm not eating rice for a while. The lunch starts with a green salad with a dressing that is more like a sauce -- amber in color, quite thick. The waitress asked the kitchen and came back to recite the seven or eight fruits and vegetables it consists of, along with oil and vinegar. It's interesting and unusual and tastes pretty good on the small salad.

Next comes a large cup of fairly unremarkable miso soup, not as flavorful as many others in town.

The sashimi today consisted of two small pieces each of halibut, yellowtail, octopus and salmon, and three small pieces of tuna. Octopus was very yummy, halibut was yummy, the rest was okay -- nothing special. A little skimpy on the daikon root and ginger, and I had to ask for wasabi and was asked whether I wanted fresh wasabi made for me. I figured $15 was enough for lunch, so no thanks.

Service was good at the beginning -- around 12:30 -- but by 1:30 when the place was full, it took a little too long to get the check and have my plates removed.

The sashimi was not bad, but went RIGHT through me. I've literally been in the men's room four or five times in the last two hours. Not fun. I will try an omakase dinner sometime, but for now Mori is not on my best-sushi-in-town list...

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