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Sushi Shibucho Report

Coachboy | Nov 12, 2003 09:10 PM

Had a meeting at Fashion Island today, so decided to grab lunch here after reading all the reports.

First, very easy to find: Just take 55 south to Newport Beach, turn right at 19th street, go a couple blocks. It's in a minimall on the righthand side, right before the In-n-Out.

Decor: Simple and Plain, but not dumpy like Sasabune or Nozawa.

Service: Only Shibucho and his wife? With about 6 at the bar and a few tables occupied, service was warm, friendly and efficent.

I asked for Omakase, Shibucho asked if I ate everything...affirmative.

I can't recall the menu, but it started with fantastic toro and went uphill from there. I must have eaten at least a dozen different sushi, all superb. Some interesting textures and tastes.

Shibucho's English is limited, but he is extremely friendly and warm.

I was expecting about a $50 minimum check. My jaw hit the floor when I opened it: $24.30!!!

Without a doubt the best Sushi bargain of my life. Had I paid $70, I still would have been happy.

Looks like I found a reason to go to OC.

Coachboy

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