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Postby gothic_spleen » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:10 pm

was wondering if anyone knew where i could go and get some damn good sushi?....i used to go to the japan steakhouse over in west knox, havent been there in a while, any ideas?
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Postby junkie christ » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:26 pm

people that suggest Tomo probably also drink clorox bleach.

Nama or Ginza all the fucking way.
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:34 pm

junkie christ wrote:people that suggest Tomo probably also drink clorox bleach.

Nama or Ginza all the fucking way.


I gotta agree there. But I haven't been as impressed with Ginza as I have Nama, but I have some friends that know the sushi chef there by name now and always talk about how nice they are.

Nama is strange in that all the folks there are caucasian except one korean guy, and I used to avoid places like that (mexican places with white folks) because they generally can't make it well, but everything I've ordered from Nama has been fabulous. I have some friends that work there and they use grade A fresh fish.

I went to Tomo a few weeks ago after avoiding it for ages because of the horrid service. Again, they pissed me off, by trying to charge 10 for someone opening an outside bottle of wine (they aren't that nice a restaurant, c'mon) and adding gratuity for me and my son because we we came in and sat with a group of 8 that had been there a long time. I thought that was ridiculous. I have had more bad food bad service experiences at Tomo than I can count.
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Postby Russo » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:25 pm

Nama has always been terrible when I've eaten there. The fish tasted like it had been sitting on a counter all day. Blech.

Tomo has a very nice atmosphere, IMO. Though I'm sure you anti-smoking nazis would disagree. Eh, hardcoregirl? ;) The sushi is okay, but their noodle dishes are better.

Ginza is hit or miss. If you stick with the simple rolls, it's great. But I don't get the point of the roll with the sour cream Pringles. It doesn't even taste like sushi; it tastes like... Pringles, obviously. Beware the conveyor belt sushi. I've seen people stick their fingers in the food as it passes by.
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Postby gothic_spleen » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:32 pm

could you all provide me with locations, id like to try all three places, and see for myself....question?......are thes places like the japan steakhouse, where they cook right in front of you?
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:39 pm

Russo wrote:The fish tasted like it had been sitting on a counter all day.


It probably had.

Russo wrote:I've seen people stick their fingers in the food as it passes by.


Yum... makes it taste even better...

I've actually never tried sushi... I need to test it out at one of these places...
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Postby gothic_spleen » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:50 pm

humanponygirl213 wrote:
Russo wrote:The fish tasted like it had been sitting on a counter all day.


It probably had.

Russo wrote:I've seen people stick their fingers in the food as it passes by.


Yum... makes it taste even better...

I've actually never tried sushi... I need to test it out at one of these places...

if you can get past the mind telling you "ewww its raw fish ", its actually quite good.....very tasty....careful with the wasabi....i like hot sauce but damn....very hot :fire:
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:57 pm

gothic_spleen wrote:
humanponygirl213 wrote:
Russo wrote:The fish tasted like it had been sitting on a counter all day.


It probably had.

Russo wrote:I've seen people stick their fingers in the food as it passes by.


Yum... makes it taste even better...

I've actually never tried sushi... I need to test it out at one of these places...

if you can get past the mind telling you "ewww its raw fish ", its actually quite good.....very tasty....careful with the wasabi....i like hot sauce but damn....very hot :fire:


Does sound kind of discusting, now that you mention it... but it's worth a try................ I guess...

I used to refuse to eat Chinese food (very picky eater, don't even like ketchup/mustard/etc.), but now I crave the buffet a lot, so... who knows, could be a new fave or something...
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Postby junkie christ » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:35 am

Russo wrote: But I don't get the point of the roll with the sour cream Pringles. It doesn't even taste like sushi; it tastes like... Pringles, obviously..
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man i see sooooooooo many people try that roll
ive seen like maybe one person eat an entire one because it tastes like a terd thats ping ponged between two asses.
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:38 am

gothic_spleen wrote:could you all provide me with locations, id like to try all three places, and see for myself....question?......are thes places like the japan steakhouse, where they cook right in front of you?
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That's called hibachi.

No, Nama and Tomo are sushi restaurants. Nama has pretty much just sushi and beer, Tomo has other japanese foods (loved their tofu yakisoba til I got a piece of chicken gristle in it). Ginza has seperate sushi bar from the hibachi section, but we usually sit at the hibachi section and my boyfriend gets hibachi and I order sushi or a bento box...
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Postby Silent Huntress » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:46 pm

Try Nama. I work about three blocks from there and a couple of us from work go once every couple of weeks. The sushi is really good, the wasabi is very hot, the service is good and the pricing is reasonable. Fact is, several of us are going this coming Friday. Anticipation makes it better!
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Postby gothic_spleen » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:39 pm

hopefull if i get my car working ill be coming to knoxhell for the weekend....cant wait....so i gues ill be trying nama first....where is it located?
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:51 pm

gothic_spleen wrote:hopefull if i get my car working ill be coming to knoxhell for the weekend....cant wait....so i gues ill be trying nama first....where is it located?


I don't know, but don't use mapquest, they suck!!

I've heard google.com generates maps, that aren't of such suck ass quality as mapquest.com.....
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Postby gothic_spleen » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:52 pm

humanponygirl213 wrote:
gothic_spleen wrote:hopefull if i get my car working ill be coming to knoxhell for the weekend....cant wait....so i gues ill be trying nama first....where is it located?


I don't know, but don't use mapquest, they suck!!

I've heard google.com generates maps, that aren't of such suck ass quality as mapquest.com.....


i often forget about google i think ill take hardcoregirls suggestion and make it my homepage.
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:19 am

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Postby TheInfiniteMonkey » Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:28 pm

You can get all you need to make sushi down at the Oriental Super Mart I think it's called down on Sutherland Ave. Just need the bamboo mat, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and seaweed. After that all you need is to make the rice, choose what goodies you want to fill it with, then roll and slice. Anybody wants to buy the stuff, call me up and I'll come over and teach ya, always in the mood for sushi!

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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:21 pm

TheInfiniteMonkey wrote:You can get all you need to make sushi down at the Oriental Super Mart I think it's called down on Sutherland Ave. Just need the bamboo mat, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and seaweed. After that all you need is to make the rice, choose what goodies you want to fill it with, then roll and slice. Anybody wants to buy the stuff, call me up and I'll come over and teach ya, always in the mood for sushi!

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I live within walking distance, and yeah , you can get what you need, but somehow its still not as good as restaurant sushi. My rice is always a little off, and I just make avocado roles. I don't know much about cutting fish yet.
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Postby TheInfiniteMonkey » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:36 pm

The rice is the most onerous part, gotta get it juuuuust sticky enough. They have a delicious frozen eel there, thaws out in about 2 min in the microwave, already cooked, with some strips of cucumber and carrot and avocado is mucho yummy.

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Postby sapphirerose » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:02 pm

Don't forget to check out these places too:

Wasabi's (Bearden Hill on Kingston Pk or Lovell Rd)
Gohanya's (Campbell Station at Kingston Pk)
Tao on Bearden Hill (Kingston Pk)
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Postby DarkVader » Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:07 pm

junkie christ wrote:people that suggest Tomo probably also drink clorox bleach.

Nama or Ginza all the fucking way.


Tomo has good days and bad days. The good days are pretty good, the bad days, well you might get still-frozen tuna or sea urchin, or something that's been around a few hours too long.

I've had pretty consistently good luck with Myabi and Nama. I haven't tried Ginza, the conveyor belt thing just seems too gimmicky to me, and they have really crappy commercials.
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