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Shiki Japanese in Coolidge Corner?

opinionatedchef | Apr 19, 201211:13 PM

Haven't been here in years but was very impressed with the breadth of the menu last night. I must say I was disappointed that the very same attitudey waitress was there after these many years. Major piece of work.

Tell me, when you order a number of small plates there, do you have to ask them to bring them a few at a time? We ordered quite a few things, starved for 30 -40 minutes and then were deluged with food- ALL at once- hot,cold, everything. After the deluge, she never came back to check on us, nada. The other,sweet ,waitress helped us at the end. While she said with certainty that the ankimo was fresh, I asked her to ask the chef, because i know that most boston sushi restnts get their fish from the vendor that only sells frozen ankimo now. She returned to apologize and say that yes, it was frozen.(so i did not order it. Don't care for that crumbly texture in what should be an unctuous creamy food.)

My Love declared his hamachi kama the best he's had and he also enjoyed his braised squid stuffed w/ sticky rice and shiitakes. They did an excellent job w/ the agedashi tofu and yamakake. And what a surprise- the maki and sushi had me raving for the quality of the rice and the nori. Very impressive. (I feel a bit like a traitor saying this, but they def beat out the rice and nori i've had recently at Sushi Island. )

What do yall think of it?Fav dishes? One sushi item i'd not seen elsewhere was a halibut cheek muscle maybe? wonder what that's like.....


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