First, I wanted to thank all of you on the board that turned me on to this gem. I used to drive from Venice to Nozawa's to get great sushi, but Echigo has made those trips much less frequent.
I will agree with many of you that Echigo may not be the absolute epitome of sushi, but I love it because it is prepared with so much care and attention. Plus, Toshi (the sushi chef) is so consistently sweet and clearly cares about the quality of his fish and his customers.
I've been going about once a week for dinner since you guys turned me on to this place, but every time there is never more than maybe 4 other people there. I would love to see Echigo succeed and stick around awhile. What do you guys think?