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15 East... Awesome...

FattyDumplin | May 15, 2012 01:23 PM

Finally made it here after so many years. Having been in the Bay Area for 9 months, only now do I realize how lacking sushi is in SF. 15 East absolutely blew me away. And the sushi bar chefs are so pleasant and happy, which further improved the experience. Sorry my descriptions don't do this place justice but I listed one of my faves below.

Chowanmushi... How can you go wrong w foie and chowanmushi? You can't.

Foie gras, duck on bioche w blueberry sauce... Incredibly rich. The combined favors meshed so well. Although 4 of these was a bit much, I had to eat them all

Soba w uni and ikura... First time I've actually enjoyed cold soba. Love the combo of sweet uni and salty roe.

Uni... SB, Hokkaido and Kyushu. First two are my faves. The last was very muted although apparently the mot expensive.

Anago... Best I've ever had. Tender and soft wo being mushy. Just enough sauce to complement and not overwhelm.

Kinmedai.... Seared and sprinkled w sea salt. Yum.

Tako... Everything that I've read on the boards. If anything, it is almost too tender. I'd maybe prefer a bit more chew, but that would be nitpicking.

Akami... Aged and bushed w soy. Wow. I had no idea non toro tuna could be so good.

Sashimi plate... Nice assortment. Everything was high quality but nothing unique.

Hot soba w duck... The last thing I had. I was so stuffed but the broth was much deeper in flavor than any I've ever had so I had to finish it. Had I a choice, I would've asked for the duck slices rarer

Tomago... Others have mentioned how this is different than most. Much more spongecakey in texture and very sweet. I wasnt a huge fan.

Many other things I can't recall but this was my best dining experience ever. Towards the end of the night, both masato and the owner showed up and it was cool to share a few drinks and hear a bit about their experiences in the industry...

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