Open for five months now, in my 'hood between Oldtown and Middletown no less, and can't believe I waited this long...
Taka-san is the owner and head itamae here. Superb nigiri...
Watching him prep a large container of salmon roe- grating a giant salt crystal, pouring his homemade ponzu and adding a piece of kombu- made me want to go at the whole thing with a giant spoon.
Highlights included his kohada and other vinegared treatments, especially the marinated tuna, and a ume-shiso-yamaimo roll. Also three great miso soups: wakame, asari, and mixed seafood.
An alternative to Kaito, closer to town? Absolutely.
Calm, simple, traditional for sure. Reasonably priced? For sure. Tane from Tsukiji? Yes. Omakase? No problem.
2244 San Diego Ave, suite C 92110