March 1, 2013
Ok, so we’re not sure if this claim is true or not. We haven’t had all of the sushi Japan has to offer. I’m sure there’s a guy somewhere that’s better. But, I’ll quantify our claim this way:
A guy we know is a serious foodie in Japan. He’s been to many awesome places. He’s eaten at Jiro Sushi. Yes, that Jiro Sushi. He’s eaten there a couple of times. And he’s eaten at this place we went to as well. He easily, EASILY recommends this place above Jiro.
For starters, Jiro is a 20 minute experience, and then you’re kicked out. Sushisho Masa, though, is a 2+ hour experience. Our friend had friends insist on going to Jiro, which he took them to, and then he took them to Sushisho Masa afterwards, and they were muuuch more impressed with the latter.
So, even though Jiro has more fame and better marketing, it’s not necessarily the best. Not that Sushisho Masa is the best, either. But, if Jiro’s supposed to be the best, and this place is better, then, well, that’s how we make our claim. Sounds convoluted, I know. I just feel like I Bucket Listed “Have Best Sushi” and will convince myself that this is it.
But that’s not a fair thing to say, either, because it makes it seem like this sushi wasn’t phenomenal. IT WAS FREAKING MIND BLOWING. Guise, seriously. This is 100 times better than any sushi we ever had, and we ate boatloads of sushi in our lives. Really, a lot a lot a lot of sushi. But, as soon as we ate this sushi we knew we were ruined. RUINED. We ate sushi a couple days afterwards, in Tokyo, at a place that we would have loved otherwise, but instead we were like “meh. It’s not Sushisho Masa.” Damn! The experience was great at the time, but the repercussions now are decreased appreciation of Sushi :(
Also, this wasn’t cheap. This was the most we ever paid for food ever. Yes, it was a lot of food. I ate till I felt ill from eating too much, and we didn’t even eat everything there. More pieces were to be had. But we had to give up. So, altogether, for the two of us to eat the sushi, and have four bottles of sake (WORD!) and unlimited green tea, it cost $525. JESUS! It’s not a meal we can have every day, or even every month. Maybe every leap year? It’s not even a meal we’d want to eat if we were immensely rich. It’s so good that I can still taste it now, a week later. Damn. My eyes are getting watery thinking about the day. It was phenomenal. Really expensive, but whoa: it’s an experience we’ll never forget.
Side note: I like how our reactions to the sushi are different. I eat the sushi and then gush about it for a few minutes. Martina eats a piece and just stares in silence. Also, sorry about the bad quality! It’s too small to bring in full equipment, and – even then – we didn’t have our full gear with us, because we were in Japan and only had iPhones with us. You can still see the sexiness of the food, though, right?
Anyhow, if you’re interested in going there yourself, you can find more information about the restaurant here. It’s got better pictures and maps and phone numbers and everything. We didn’t get that information ourselves because we were too busy orgasmating over the food to think about responsibly getting the proper information.
Edit: for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about when it comes to ootoro, and what anime I was referring to, here’s a video snippet of it. Check it out: