Aoyama Sushi12:00 PM
When sushi looks this good, you're going to want to keep eating even when you're full! I'm all about the popular spots in town, but I also love when I visit a small little spot through word of mouth only. Aoyama Sushi is one of those places that I only heard of through my friends. I've actually heard about them for a while but just made it out there to try it for myself.
As this was our first time here, we ordered the omakase set as that is what everyone said to get. We also got the sashimi set and the unatama don. The omakase set is for two people, and it came with 3 little appetizers, a seafood soup, 20 pieces of sushi (2 pieces each), and 6 pieces of salmon maki. This set came with some of the freshest pieces of uni, otoro, amaebi, and scallop. These pieces alone make it worth the price tag of $89! Keep in mind this price is for two people. The sashimi set was another wow factor for me. Same thoughts as the omakase set - these pieces of sashimi were so fresh that even the salmon was delicious! The unatama don was something that surprised me. I love unagi but I am used to having packaged unagi on rice when I order it at restaurants. Aoyama used fresh unagi and you can really tell the difference. The rice is also pre-mixed with the sauce and ingredients, which was amazing as each little rice is coated with flavour. It's the worst when you have like a couple bites left of just plain rice!
I'm so happy I had a chance to come to Aoyama for a dinner. We actually came for my dad's birthday, and he said it was the perfect birthday meal! Be sure to call ahead of time and make reservations, because from what I remember, almost all the tables had 'reserved' signs on them and they even turned away walk-in customers. Although I probably will not come here every time I am craving sushi, you definitely should give them a try. It is well worth the drive!