Went to Sushi Itto tonight. Have been in the past, right after they opened (a few months ago... I'd met the owner at a bbq the day before) but wanted to give them a chance to find their grove before I posted.
They've found it.
The owner, Daibutsu, bills Itto as "Japanese Fusion" which it has some of. However, I've had little. Each time I've sat at the sushi bar and gone to town.
Now what Daibutsu uses in many of his rolls that is completely different is habanero. It is "in addition to" and really works. His rolls are also very different as some are topped with roasted lobster in a creamy white sauce that I've not seen before.
Quality of the fish is very good and his toro was AMAZING.
In speaking with a couple next to me, they claimed his noodle dishes and kitchen favorites are as good as the sushi bar.
At the sushi bar you will see the regular stuff. On top of that you will see a two page sushi menu of stuff you may not have seen before.
Good and friendly. I like this place, now SHHHH, don't tell anyone.
498 E. First Street