Sushi Dai is way better than Sushi Yamato in Tsukiji (Japan)

It’s really ridiculous how different the two sushi places are in terms of service while they’re right next to each other and look the same as well. They both have similar amounts of traffic as well.

Here’s a good review of Sushi Dai:
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides … 4654633758

Another review for Sushi Dai:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/As … -BR-1.html

    Sushi Dai had better service as even though we did the set (omakase), we were asked if there was anything that we didn’t eat. (I don’t like octopus or uni.)
    The egg in at Sushi Dai was hot and fresh where the one at Yamato was cold and looked like it sat there for a while.
    At Sushi Dai, we were given the items one at a time and told what they were. At Yamato, they just kept throwing stuff in front of us making it feel rushed.
    At Sushi Dai, we were offered different tastes for example, the choice between salt and soy sauce and a citrus flavored piece whereas at Yamato, they were all soy sauce flavored.
    At Sushi Dai, I was able to use chopsticks to eat all of my pieces. At Yamato, my pieces kept falling apart.

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4 thoughts on “Sushi Dai is way better than Sushi Yamato in Tsukiji (Japan)

  1. Stumbled upon this article/bitch session. Last time we went to Yamato we were seated next to 3 tuna boat fisherman who were in Tokyo to lobby the govt regarding fuel taxes. These are the guys that catch the fish and they choose Yamato. So I think I’ll trust their preference over some picky, arrogant tourist. When you’re in Tsukiji you walk at Tsukiji pace. You eat at Tsukiji pace. If you want the foo-foo experience, you’re in the wrong area all together. Head up the street to Ginza.

  2. Thanks for the response, Jeff. I just think that Sushi Dai, right next door, is much better. 🙂

    I was not looking for the foo-foo experience, but if you just go next door, I think you’ll get a better one.

  3. Not to be snarky, but there’s a reason why you don’t eat your sushi with chopsticks (although you can)

  4. Haha … Sure. I actually haven’t been back in years. Last time I went, we ended up going to another sushi place just outside cause the line looked like it would go forever.

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