I hadn’t eaten there in almost a year so I stopped by and ate there a couple of weeks ago.
Because I didn’t see Kiyokawa I just ordered sushi and while the fish was excellent, the overall meal was not very interesting, yet very expensive for what I ordered ($160.00 for sushi for one person).
The chef (now I know is the new owner) didn’t seem that knowledgeable. My impression was that he was someone from the kitchen who was trying to cover for the owner.
I found that experience at Kiyokawa unusual, so I did a google search to see if he sold the restaurant.
And that led me to this forum.
To answer everyone’s question: It’s not the same, not even close in terms of inspired cooking being served in the manner Kiyokawa did it (or any excellent chef would do it).
Yes, the fish is high quality, but to pay that much money for someone to simply slice it and put it on rice without any sort embellishment to excite the taste, isn’t worth it.
Perhaps that will change.