I recently visted NY from SF. If there’s a world-class worthy sushi restaurant, I will try it. Often, these places are hidden, unknown, or simply prohibitive to the casual eater (in terms of accessibility or money.) Masa has been hyped as the end-all be-all of sashimi, sushi, and Japanese cuisine.
Upon walking in, it’s obvious they are creating a special serenity in the heart of the bustling city – a space that inspires awe yet soothes – a perfect mood to submit yourself to the chef. (Or to the cynical, an over-the-top Japanese exoticism that is designed to make your Prada pockets lighter.) Read the rest of this entry »