I will start out by stating this is not a restaurant for the faint of wallet. Given that you can experience food that is truly amazing.
We mostly tried items on the Matsuhisa special menu, as we can get sushi/sashimi at other Japanese restaurants. The presentation and quality was amazing. We had a yellowtail tartare that was visually appealing and had such subtle flavors. (See pic).
Tempura: Ok, this sounds pretty benign and safe..but we have never had avocado tempura. I'm not a big fan of avocado, but this was amazing. The crunch of the light tempura batter, versus the creamy avocado was so sensuous. (I've never used that term with food before). Overall, the tempura choices are a good deal, and it is nice that you can choose specific items .Definitely you should try some tempura.
We did order some sushi and that was the most disappointing. It was not up to the quality we would expect (especially considering the price).. we have had better sushi in so many other restaurants.
It seemed to lack the glistening freshness, and were very small servings. Can't recommend that.
Service was VG. And they accommodated our requests. Hamachi kama (Yellowtail collar) was not on the menu, but I inquired and they had it. This is one of the best parts of the yellowtail. It is cooked and they do an amazing preparation. Not to be miss