We had the live scallop served on ice - simple, fresh, and delicious.
Afterwards was the bluefin tuna belly. We weren't expecting to find that on the menu! Served with a dash of dashi, a thinly sliced scallion, and a fresh grating of wasabi. Best sashimi fish, and the best cut of that fish to boot. Very generous serving size! Over twelve slices.
We finished up with a monkfish pâté. Very delicate, gentle flavor. Served over slices of cucumber in a light ponzu sauce with caviar and scallions as a garnish.
Everything was perfect. We had items we were unlikely to find outside of Japan, freshly and passionately prepared, and spent less than $100. We couldn't ask for anything more.
Well, yes we could. Our waiter, Babba, was incredibly knowledgeable. His expertise was unparalleled. He seemed to really enjoy his job, and we were happy to try his recommendations. If you have him as your waiter, you're in for a treat for sure!