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Daiwa Sushi

Tokyo is known for it’s fresh sushi and what better place to have the freshest sushi than at Daiwa Sushi.

For those of you that don’t know, this is one of the popular sushi restaurants situated at the famous Tsukuji Fish market. To be able to get into this restaurant without having to wait hours, is to come very early in the morning. When we showed up, we weren’t sure which one to choose, Daiwa Sushi or Sushi Dai.

We arrived in the area around 4am and there was a massive line outside Sushi Dai already. There were at least 20+ people in line! Daiwa Sushi however, had only 2 people in line. I thought this was strange but seriously, how different can they both be? As we couldn’t be bothered waiting over 2 hours in the Sushi Dai line, we figured we might as well try Daiwa Sushi. At least we would be one of the first ones in!

The restaurant opened at 5:30, half an hr after Sushi Dai. The place seated about 10-12 people at a time. We were seated and straight away given miso soup and the sushi started to be served.

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Overall, we were given about 10 pieces of nigiri. All different types of fish.  I think my favourite of them all was the fatty tuna (I think that was the name). It was nice and creamy and so fresh!

I found the raw prawn one to be a bit strange. It was a bit too creamy for my liking and the texture was a bit weird.

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Overall, I think this place was well worth it! The service was quick and efficient! The amount of sushi you were given was more than enough for breakfast! Next time I wouldn’t mind trying Sushi Dai but that all depends on if I can be bothered waiting. If you’re like me and just want to eat good, fresh sushi, give Daiwa Sushi a go! It won’t disappoint!

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Miyako

Sorry to say but I have been very lazy with posting up new places to try! When xmas came around things got quite busy!

Miyako is a Japanese restaurant situated in Southgate area. It has an area where you can sit down and order your usual sushi/sashimi or there is another area where you can experience the fun of tepanyaki!

I have been to this restaurant twice. Once a long time ago for a friends birthday and we had tepanyaki. This post however, will not be covering that aspect of this restaurant as the most recent time I went we did not have this.

My friend had purchased a voucher online for Miyako which consisted of a set menu. To be honest, I don’t remember what the voucher allowed us to order. All I know is, we had a sushi/sashimi platter, beef tataki, miso soup, yaki soba and gyoza (could have been something else but I forgot 😦 )

The dishes were all well made and presented! I especially liked the presentation of the sushi/sashimi platter. The fish was very fresh and perfectly sliced!

I would definitely recommend this place as a nice ‘date night’ restaurant, or if you’re in the area, a lovely Japanese restaurant with quality food. Give the tepanyaki a try if you have a group of people as well. It’s always a bit of fun! 🙂

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Akachochin

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Akachochin

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Tucked away behind the Hilton Hotel, this Elegant Japanese restaurant by the water was perfect for my sisters birthday lunch. We went on a cold Sunday afternoon but the place was nice and inviting and we were seated by the window so we were by the water. As we had never been here before, we weren’t really sure what and how much to order but the waitress was nice and helpful in that respect. We ended up ordering 2 sets of sushi (prawn and salmon) a sashimi platter, grilled pork belly and wagyu, yaki udon and then a sushi platter as there wasn’t enough food.

The sushi and sashimi was neatly made and presented. We got to try a range of the different types of fish that they had which was nice. The grilled meat was tasty but in my opinion, not enough. And finally the yaki udon. We initially ordered it thinking it would be a fried udon noodles but instead what came out was udon noodles in a seafood type broth. Even though it wasn’t what we expected, it was still quite tasty.

In my opinion, this restaurant was decent. The food was fresh and tasty but I think its a bit pricey for the amount that you get. All in all, I would go back to try other dishes but maybe for dinner next time.

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