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Sushisho Masa vs. Sushi Yoshitake?

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Sushisho Masa vs. Sushi Yoshitake?

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iceslip | | Aug 2, 2014 07:44 AM

Am working with concierge to make reservation week of Sept. 20. My concierge is trying Sushi Saito, but this seems to be a lost cause (all the more so since I recently read a blog saying he no longer takes concierge, first-time foreigner reservation).

I have asked for Sushisho Masa and Sushi Yoshitake, which seems reasonable to reserve ~7 weeks out. What are your thoughts on these?

We are only doing 1 high-end sushi dinner I believe. I have heard (and seen) great things about both; the nitpickiness I have read about "Yoshitake nigiri average/too dry rice," etc. doesn't really affect me, as I expect both places will be the best sushi of my life (never ate outside of U.S.A.).

Relative to each other though, which would you recommend? I like that both offer composed/non-raw dishes. Is Masa a better value due to quantity of pieces? Or is the preparation at Yoshitake better flavor? I do like vinegary rice, but again, my experience is limited mostly to the mid-high level sushi restaurants in NYC, and the rice seems particularly simple/bland. I know we can't go wrong with either, but just want to get your expert chowhound opinions. Thanks!

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