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Kaze vs Tsuki

pechnmew | May 8, 2005 09:31 PM

I'm looking for anyone who has been to either (or even better, both!) Kaze Sushi or Tsuki, to weigh in on which might be a better choice for interesting sushi? I'm looking for something very creative and unusual in the rolls. I've narrowed it down to these two because of certain rolls I've heard about from these two (and also because my dining party probably can't all afford Katsu even though I'm dying to go, and I want something untraditional as I otherwise keep taking them to Ginza). The party is planning to eat only sushi (well one vegetarian will order whatever she can, but the rest of us plan to consume only the raw goodness).

Specifically, for Kaze Sushi

Maguro
Blue fin akami tuna topped with stir fried shiitake mushrooms, butter and black pepper sauce

Hamachi
Yellowtail garnished with banana peppers and Japanese black pepper

Zuke Sake
Marinated Scottish salmon garnished with white onions and drenched in truffle oil

Also, rolls such as

Sake Avocado Roll
Fresh salmon and avocado wrapped with nori

Specifically though, I wanted what I read in a review: "unique maki including battered and fried lobster, rolled inside-out, topped with sliced strawberries and served with wasabi and strawberry puree". When I looked at their site though, they didn't have it listed anymore.

But, then I looked at Tsuki's menu (I couldn't find it before via google but apparently they have placed ads in Metromix). And they have

Tropical Mango Maki
Salmon, tuna & mango maki, topped with avocado, and finished with raspberry sauce

Spicy Pinenut Tuna
Spicy tuna maki with pine nuts, pistachios & rosemary, topped with white tuna and ginger paste

Tuna and Avocado nigiri tied with a nori belt

Smoked Duck breast nigiri brushed with house sauce sounds interesting yet scary at the same time??

Anyone out there have something they'd like to add about either place, or have eaten any of those rolls?

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