Inspired by a mention and link to R23 on this board recently, I thought I'd explore the area and try out R23 with a friend for lunch (now I also know where cafe metropol is!).
We really enjoyed ourselves and the presentation and taste of the sushi was beautiful. We started by spliting the Dungeness Crab Salad which was tasty and the crab was generous (which it should be for about $17). We then had Hamachi and Albacore Sashimi; Sweet Shrimp, Unagi, Eel & Avocado sushi. I'm still new to sushi, so forgive my pedistrian choices.
It was more than I normally spend on lunch (about $80 total with one iced tea). But the quality was so good I didn't feel ripped off at all.