I didn't see much written recently about Shiro's so I just wanted to give them a shout out for the fantastic dinner I had there a couple of weeks ago. For those that aren't aware, Shiro apprenticed in Japan under Jiro Ono from the amazing documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi (see it if you haven't). Also working at Shiro's now is a featured apprentice from the film, Daisuke Nakazawa (he's the one that made the tamago hundreds of times before getting Jiro's approval).
All the recent fame aside, Shiro's makes very lovely, fresh, traditional sushi. The restaurant is unassuming but don't let that put you off. Sit at the sushi bar (you need to line up before the restaurant opens to ensure your seat at the bar) and order omakase. We had everything from salmon to oysters (both favorites) to geoduck and prawn head (first time) and uni and herring (least favorites just due to personal preference not quality).
I do like more contemporary sushi rolls as well, but often the fish gets lost in all the avocado and cream cheese. Sometimes the simplicity of pure flavor is best and the more traditional sushi really highlights the fish. The rice here is also amazing - I've never really noticed sushi rice until eating at Shiro's.
See my blog post for more details and photos: http://kimpluscraig.com/2013/05/29/sh...
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