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Omakase sushi at Brasserie 360

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Omakase sushi at Brasserie 360

Kbee | Mar 2, 2003 03:41 PM

just had an extraordinary sushi experience last night at brasserie 360 (60th and 3rd ave), sitting at the sushi bar and ordering from chef kozuo yoshida (formerly of jewel bako). the 2.5 hour meal started with a really delicious piece of bluefin tuna which was very firm which suggested its extreme freshness (ie. the fish is still in rigor). this was followed by (all sushi, and this list is only what i can remember) amberjack, chutoro, toro, geoduck with monkfish liver sauce, fluke, spanish mackerel, abalone, tasmanian salmon, two white fishes which he didn't know the english name for and i've never tasted before, his signature sundried tomato and pesto and mozzarella sushi, anago (marinated in sake), and a scallop hand roll. although i can't remember what some of the sushi pieces were, in total we had about 16 pieces of sushi per person and the hand roll. was pretty full by the end. nothing was less than pristinely fresh and perfectly seasoned with the right amount of wasabi and whatever other sauce painted on top of the sushi like they do in japan (no soy sauce or extra wasabi provided). almost a perfect meal, my only two misgivings was the price which turned out to be a somewhat heart-stopping 180 per person (540 for the three of us) including tip and one 12 dollar glass of sake, and the way in which the drinks were presented which was in a very un-japanese style (green tea came in a french press and was poured into a classic white porcelain tea cup, and the sake was served in a champagne flute).

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