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Problems at OC Sushi Shibucho – Questionable Fish quality

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eric331 | | Aug 12, 2010 02:19 AM

Hey everyone,

Long time reader, but first time posting here..

I love eating sushi and I’ve been fortunate enough to eat at some of the best sushi restaurants in CA, NY and Japan.. so, I’m not a complete newbit to the sushi game..

I usually enjoy eating at Sushi Shibucho, but I’ve recently noticed a significant decline in the quality of fish used at the restaurant. Few people complained about the son (younger sushi chef who can speak English) serving poor quality fish and my recent experience was exceptionally bad.
Also, I ordered few items as a take-out for my Japanese roommate. My take-out order was prepared by the younger sushi chef. When I gave few sushi pieces to my roommate after a 30 minute drive from the restaurant, my roommate could only eat about 2 pieces of the take-out sushi due to poor quality of fish.

I’m starting to see a pattern at this restaurant and I’m sure I could avoid this problem by requesting my food to be prepared by anyone else but the young sushi chef… But, I’d much rather go to a different restaurant and pay a little more as necessary. I’m tired of playing roulette with food consistency and quality.

Has anyone else experienced a dramatic decrease in the quality of fish being served at Sushi Shibucho, especially when the younger sushi chef is cutting/serving the fish?

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Sushi Shibucho
590 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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