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Life After Tomo


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Life After Tomo

intermediatic | Dec 22, 2010 08:38 AM

We used to love Tomo Sushi in Signac/Little Falls. We have been living in Montclair for 5 years, after a decade in LA (nothing like Izayoi) so coming to the greater NYC area has been tough for us, Sushi wise. I mean Blue Ribbon sushi? Please. Dry, old, and dull fish. Aozora? I find it really hard to believe that the fish we ate there, beautifully presented though it was, was what it claimed to be. Toro that has an entirely different taste and texture? No. Fake sushi is not good sushi. Sushi Nobu with "creative" sushi? No. Sushi is not creative. Why would you ever put a habanero pepper on sushi? It makes me cringe just to think about it.

But we found decent sushi at Tomo and we went there a few times a year. Moreover, we modified our own family Christmas eve dinner tradition (I'm raised Catholic) of seven plus cold fish dishes by going out to Tomo. The kids loved it! Now sushi's no longer what it once was in our lives after we've learned that toro is going extinct during this decade, but we did want to have our Christmas eve tradition. We recently tried to get in touch with Tomo and found out it's closed! NO!!! Stuck in a land of fraudulent sushi.

What to do? We're in trouble here. I think I've made our tastes pretty clear.
Basically if it's full of Japanese people, especially if they leave their sake bottles behind (as at Tomo), and has weird Japanese dishes that scare white folks, then it's probably a good bet.

Toros Restaurant
1083 Main St, Paterson, NJ 07503

Blue Ribbon
510 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

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