I have had some wonderful meals at Sushi Yasuda. My favorite meal there was just before he left and we had a simply phenomenal meal Yasuda himself. I have been there many times since his departure and thought that the place didn't miss a beat and the quality remained high. I think that Mitsuru is a great replacement as head chef, although I personally think that Tatsu is better and has a brighter personality.
I had a very disappointing meal there last week. Sure it was the last seating on a Saturday night but the rice was severely lacking. More than once the rice was mushy to the point of leaving a paste on the roof of my mouth. I even used a toothpick at one point to scrape the residue off. It was baffling. The rice is usually so so good there.
I hope that this was just a random occurence. Has anyone else had subpar rice there recently? I never thought that I would be writing subpar rice and Yasuda in the same sentence...the horror, the horror.