i know that these places are quite different. i've been to yasuda a few times and think it's HEAVENLY and without compare, but it's not easy on the wallet. i want to take my mom out for sushi for her birthday and am very happy to spend the big bucks on yasuda. i have, however, been reading quite a few posts raving about sushi azabu and the prices are a little friendlier. for those of you who have been to both, is the quality of fish and rice and nori really that much better at yasuda? what are your recommendations? if you pick azabu, what would you order there? do they have good hot food as well?