A new friend at work (great guy) comes from a place where there isn't much good sushi. He likes what he's had of it, but what he's tried of sushi, so far, is sort of from the mediocre-takeout-California-roll-with-lots-of-pickled-ginger-and-wasabi-on-the-side school.
I am a sushi lover, but far, far, from an expert in this cuisine (I'm still learning about it myself!), and he is now asking me for advice about where to go to (a) eat really good sushi but more importantly (b) learn something about it.
Right now I am leaning towards taking him to a quiet little neighborhood place like Miyagi (advantage: opportunity for extra attention from the owner/chef), or perhaps braving the sushi bar at Jewel Bako on a weeknight. But I'd really love to hear your thoughts.
Parameters: I am hoping that we can deliver ourselves into the hands of a sympathetic sushi chef for omakase, $100 per person max.
Thanks in advance.