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Sushi Dai 壽司大, Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

To the sushi aficionados, Sushi Dai should already be a familiar name.
But ironically Sushi Dai is actually tiny.
The capacity of this tiny sushi bar is only about 10-12.
My meal here was probably one of the best sushi meals I have ever had.
I am sure you can find fancier and pricier sushi establishments, but I appreciate how simple and non-fussy the whole experience was.
But that is not to say there is no attention to detail with the sushi here. Most of the sushi had their own custom made sauce, prepared by the sushi chef, so there is almost no need for additional soy sauce. Sushi Dai is one of those rare places that lives up to its hype, and I must admit worth-while getting up early in the morning and waiting in line for over an hour.

Next time my girlfriend and I will surely bring along foldable stools for the line.
If you appreciate sushi, you ought to visit once in your lifetime.

When I was last there (several years ago), there was talk about relocating Tsukiji as Japan was trying to bid for the Olympics.
We don’t have to worry about that anymore.

I hate waiting in line, but made an exception at Sushi Dai.

This is the main man running the show, quite a character. He even knows the names of most fish in Cantonese (Chinese).


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This entry was posted on February 22, 2012 by in Asia, Eat and tagged , .
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