Sushi Ginza Onodera


#21

How did you know? I can’t seem to find any info on it?


#22

Friend of a friend said he left SGO already, and will be moving to Vancouver.


#23

Is it still worth the visit if Saito isn’t there anymore?


#24

No, there are so many better and more unique choices in Manhattan these days.


#25

Any of these spots open for lunch on weekdays?


#26

Unfortunately not


#27

Maybe Neta, Kuruma Zushi and perhaps Sushi by Bou. The last one being a very hard maybe.


#28

Hi @ipsedixit, thanks for the recommendations! After briefly researching all 3 options, I can say that I won’t be a fan of Sushi by Bou with their 30 mins limit.

As for the other two options, can you elaborate on why they’re a better option than SGO? I do love sushi which is why I see the $150 lunch option at SGO to be especially attractive.

Thanks!


#29

Also looking for a good lunch omakase option in Manhattan with the departure of Saito from SGO.


#30

Saito is such a lovely companion that without him manning the counter at SGO, some of the experience is lost a bit. And my last visit there (for lunch, no less) the variety of the fish was sorely lacking.

At kurumazushi, Uezu is so avuncular and friendly, he’s almost like a Santa Claus cum itamae


#31

Just noticed that the Kurumazushi lunch omakase starts at $300 a head. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

I suppose I should look more into the Neta 10 course lunch omakase at $100.


#32

This is why almost always save my sushi outings for Manhattan, when I can expense (just about) everything.


#33

It’s time for me to look for a new job.


#34

I highly suggest the field of philanthropy…


#35

Looks like they brought in the itamae from the Ginza branch to take over.


#36

Sounds like a promising replacement!


#37

To my knowledge, this is just a temporary replacement.


#38

Yasuda is good for lunch. Azabu also.


#39

Sakagami-san was recently at the Honolulu branch amidst their transition of chefs as well. I believe he makes the stops periodically at all of the branches and occasionally fills in when there is a chef transition.

I had a meal by him in Honolulu but tbh it was a loud and very casual night and there was some kitchen holdup / timing was off plus there was a lot of drinking. I don’t think I got his best foot forward, and I preferred my meals with other SGO chefs. He makes the atmosphere very convivial but I probably would have preferred the earlier seating.

I especially liked Mizutani-san who has since opened his own sushi shop in Tokyo last year: Sushi Shinsuke.