Maru-san’s quality control is second to none. Did he raise the price on the omakase? He told me not long ago that he’s trying to keep prices the same in this time of inflation by doing almost everything himself.
Funny side story - at the end of the meal, as we were cleaning Maru-san out of his sushi inventory, he turns to me and says “Hey NYCtoLA! Next time you bring @PorkyBelly, please let me know in advance so I can prepare!”
(Ok, in fairness to Porkybelly, with his next breath, Maru-san said “I know you eat a lot, but if it’s the two of you, I really need a heads up!”)