Since I just did a recent post on Sushi Zanmai, which is sushi for a reasonable price, I thought I would do one on Kyubey today. Kyubey is significantly higher quality sushi than Sushi Zanmai, although it comes at a significantly higher price. If you can go for lunch, it is the same quality fish for a much lower price; however, if you go for dinner, you can expect to pay between $100-200, depending on which course you get.
Kyubey only has omakase, so you have to be prepared to at least try any fish that the chef gives you. When I went there, I got a 10 set course or something around there. My favorites were definitely the otoro, chutoro, unagi, and uni; these were all some of the best cuts of fish that I have ever had in my life. The otoro was super buttery and flavorful, and the uni was much fresher and better tasting than any other ones i have had before.
On the other hand, I also got a fish that I was not huge fans of (not because of the quality, but because of my personal tastes). This was kohada (similar to sardines/mackerel), a fish with the shiny silver scales. A lot of people consider this their favorite sushi if it is fresh and prepared correctly, but for me the taste is too strong; still, this is part of the experience, and you will probably have to at least try one fish you do not expect to enjoy.
Since Kyubey is only omakase, I would recommend that you only eat here if you are willing to try any type of fish; it is not really the type of restaurant that you should be sharing food at, so it is not like you can just give someone else a fish that you do not like. If you are willing to try anything though, and want to try a really good high end sushi restaurant, I would definitely recommend giving Kyubey a chance.
Kyubey Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!