Long time lurker, first time posting. I've read most if not all of the posts regarding high-end sushi yasan in Tokyo (Thank you, Ninisix). I'm visiting Tokyo in March and I'm very interested in eating some of the best sushi (and other food) in Tokyo.
My host landed me a reservation at Sushisho Masa, but we're patiently waiting for February 1st, to *attempt* to land reservations at Sushi Sawada and Sushi Saito...
My host tried to call Sushi Saito for the past week (03-3589-4412) and he said he could not get through. Does anyone know if Sushi Saito's new location is open? I read in the board that the phone number is still the same. I was searching to see if anyone ate at Saito recently, but I came up short.
If I can't get reservations to Sawada and Saito, I've had a few other sushi yasan's in mind. I'm sure reservations are difficult for the following as well, but what would be a good alternative to Sawada and Saito in relations to the sushi yasan's listed below? I came up with these lists from various blogs and other posts on this board.
* Sushi Yoshitake (as difficult as Saito for reservation?)
* Sushi Ichikawa
* Miyaha (Masato Shimuzu-san from 15 East (NYC) suggested)
* Sushi Umi
* Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten
Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thank you!