Because I'm still coughing somewhat from Whooping Cough aftermath, I didn't feel comfortable eating at the sushi bar. So, my friend and I ate at a quiet table, for our pre-ordered Omikase dinner.
It was wonderful, but I did not feel overstuffed after my long inability to eat properly. First course was something green with a sesame paste and sesame dressing on the salad--wonderful. Then a large beautiful pot of Japanese custard, with several kinds of mushrooms, and one large pea green shaped veggie whose name escapes me. Comfort food for winter.
There was tuna tartar with caviar served in a martini glass; another dish that was great, but I can't remember! Followed by eight wonderful pristine pieces of sushi--superb. We thought we were full, but the main course was yet to come. It was a first for my friend and me: three generous Kobe beef slices with two dipping sauces. Two blazing hot small grills were brought to our table, and we were just told not to overcook the beef. The heat was so high, it didn't take long at all to get the meat crisp and brown outside, but warm and rare inside. Oh my, that was good.
Dessert was another surprise: amounted to hot banana roll (freshly baked crust)with raspberries; some vanilla ice cream in a chocolate cup to round it off. It was quite a meal for $60, and while we got no special service because we were not at the sushi bar, we found the pacing and explanations of the waitress just right.