i finally had lunch at echigo today, after reading numerous postings about it on this board. we had the $10 lunch special, of course. the fish was wonderful! very very fresh, very tender. also, the fish served for the lunch special were all my usual favorites, though others might find them a little too "tame" or basic (maguro, yellowtail, albacore, salmon, blue crab roll). as reported by others earlier, they serve only 1 portion of each, not too, but they are good sized.
after the special, i was still a little hungry, so ordered a scallop sushi, which was wonderful.
unlike some others on this board, i really liked the rice, though different from what i am used to. the contrast of the warm rice and the cool sushi was nice and satisfying. (it seems that the last time i had sushi -- can't even remember where -- the rice was so cold and dry, it seemed "hard" and i didn't like it).
my only complaint is the lack of any other dishes besides sushi. not that i wanted terriyaki or anything! but a nice bowl of miso soup would have really hit the spot along w/ the awesome sushi.