I've found it tough for any emerging Japanese restaurants to match the dishes of Nobu Matsuihisa. Even simple dishes like yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno usually tastes better at Nobu. I know many complain about the hype, and more so, pricing of Nobu, but the food is really terrific once you disregard budget.
I have never had much interest in trying Koi, but a friend invited me to dinner tonight. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for dishes.