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Sasabune - HUGE Disappointment


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Sasabune - HUGE Disappointment

iLoveFood | | Jul 18, 2006 02:59 PM

I went to Sasabune last night (first time at the new location) and have to say that I was really disappointed. We did omakase and some things were really tasty (big eye tuna, butterfish, crab roll), some were mediocre, but others were terrible...the worst of all was the albacore at the start of the meal. It was a fishy soupy mess that made me worry, I did eat it but if this had been my first experience with albacore it would have also been my last.

When I came home I did a search on Chowhound for any Sasabune posts and found a couple recent ones one of which mentions that the albacore is prepared in advance!!!

I am really grossed out now that I know that and last night was definitely the last time I will be visiting Sasabune. In addition to the sub par sushi I have to say that the new location is so big that it has definitely lost it's charm. On top of it there are so many sushi chefs behind the bar putting out the exact same things that it almost feels like a sushi factory.