Terrific ingredients, great textured rice marred only by the less than perfect compression. Fell apart on me several times. Standouts were the aori-ika, torigai, hotaru-ika and an especially rich deep flavored white miso w baby clams soup .
Compared to my visit to Sawada a couple months ago, DsH offers a less formal and affordable alternative though not quite reaching the heights of the former. Really regret not bringing my copy of the book for him to sign