August 08, 2005

寿司大@築地市場

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The shop is inside the famous fish market, which opens from 5am and closes at 2pm. From 5-8, it is crowded with fishermen and fish buyers, after 11pm it is crowded with people going for lunch. So I took my HK friends to go at the time when it is supposed to be less busy...yet there it was, a long queue of tourists(mainly Hongkongers! How the hell did they find out this place?!). We waited for half an hour and got in, which is not bad considering the norm waiting time is an hour apparently. It is a small shop but there are seats, about 10 seats? The 3670yen set course includes 10 sushi that the chef decides, then you can choose an extra one, which I chose Uni. Yeah it comes in 1 piece only. We ordered abalone, scallop and prawn ourselves separately. It is very famous and busy so I thought it would be a rush to eat...but waiting outside is hell, once you get in and sit down, it is heaven! The chef is very relaxed and very friendly and not rushing you to eat quick at all!! I know you shouldn't forget the people waiting outside but you just don't care anymore...^^;;; Actually my friend's husband who is French went with us, but unfortunately he decided not to go in last minute cos he doesn't like sushi anyway and you can only order sushi set course. He went out walking around himself and my friend and I were supposed to meet him an hour later but we were enjoying ourselves so much that we completely forgot about the time!! He was waiting and waving us outside the shop and we didn't notice until we had ate 3 additional orders....he was quite mad....^^;;
平日朝9時に到着し、並び時間は30分ぐらい。隣席のお客さんはほとんど外国人の観光客。板前さんニコニコしながら、ネタの名前を英語・フランス語で連発。なんか楽しい~。カメラで写真取るのはもちろん、ビデオカメラまで2台も出た、、、。
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おまかせコース、3670円。最初から玉子焼き。蒸したてだったんだろうね。次はトロ、、、ウォーミングアップなしかぁ、と思ったけど、うめぇ~~~。
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金目鯛(美味しい!!!)。ひらめ。
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うに、激甘!!アジも美味しい!
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白えび。しまアジ。
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ホッキ貝(まだ動いてた!!ひゃ!)。普段はあまり好きじゃないマグロもすごく美味しくて。
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穴子。巻物。
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お好みの一貫はうににした。そして、追加であわびを。ごりごりして面白い。
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追加の帆立貝とボタン海老。どっちもあまくて美味しい!会計は4920円。大満足!

0808 076.jpgおまけに、場外の野口豆腐で豆腐ソフトクリームをゲット。美味しい~!

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Comments:

yeah not too sure if my info is true ^^;
but lets try

tomoko | August 12, 2005 10:02 PM

Really?? But I thought it closes at 2pm? And there should be a lunch crowd...well, we can go and try!

seat | August 12, 2005 04:40 PM

sounds good!^_^
I just saw on TV pm1-3 is the least crowded
and they have the freshest fish in tsukiji; do you think its true?

tomoko | August 12, 2005 03:04 PM

I want to go again!! There is another shop even more famous and more popular than this one, called 大和寿司. Let's go there, before you find a job and can't go on weekdays anymore!

seat | August 11, 2005 05:39 PM

wow☆☆☆
I've been wanting to go to tsukiji for sushi!
lets go someday when you feel like going again ^_^

tomoko | August 11, 2005 05:30 PM

I guess you could tell the chef beforehand if there is anything you hate....

seat | August 11, 2005 02:20 PM

ah a set that depend on chef's choices...what if get stuffs you won't like ^^;;;

Freda | August 11, 2005 08:44 AM

is it a super famous place that always have long queue?

haha you order another Uni because it's so good

Joan | August 10, 2005 12:47 PM

So...cramp...and uncomfortable the 'seatings' seem ^^;;; Isn't it odd to have sushi that early as breakfast? It's the standing kind right? That is seriously a LOT of sushi, very good price! (each type comes in a pair or just one piece?) Ooh they all look so good! Even the shrimp, which I normally don't like in sushi (or cooked ^^;;), looks so fresh and tempting! So there're lots of tourists know about this place huh?

Freda | August 10, 2005 12:34 PM