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Dec. 28th, 2008

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Sushi!

And with Further Confusion coming up, I'm wondering... where are the best sushi restaurants near the San Jose Doubletree? Anybody planning any sushi runs during the con? Can I tag along, can I, can I?

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From:svashtar
Date:December 28th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
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I know there's a decent sushi place in Japantown on Jackson street. Not sure how close good sushi can be had near the Doubletree.

I've never been brave enough to try the sushi at the Doubletree sushi bar.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 28th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Sirfox had the hotel sushi once. He remarked that it wasn't bad, but not worth the price.
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From:wildfox34
Date:December 28th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
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The only Sushi place I know of near the Doubletree hotel is Honba Sushi, which is on the opposite corner of the cross street infront of the hotel. I never seem to have gotten out to try other places the three years I've gone to FC.
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From:kagur
Date:December 28th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
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We sometimes make a trip to the House of Genji on First Street..and they do sell sushi as well as teppan dining. I don't think it is the best sushi place, though.
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From:athelind
Date:December 28th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Honba Sushi is a) walking distance from the hotel, b) quite tasty, and c) used to us weirdos after nearly a decade.

Honba's big downside, alas, is that they're only open Monday-Friday, so you've gotta get your sushi in before the con really revs up, or after it winds down.
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From:orv
Date:December 29th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
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I get the impression that most of the restaurants within walking distance from the hotel are strictly catering to the business lunch crowd, hence the limited hours.
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From:nicodemusrat
Date:December 28th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
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There's a little place called Sushi Zen that's a ten-minute drive. Our group traditionally does an excursion out there and you'd be most welcome to join.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 28th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Ooo, I'd like to take you up on that! What day do you usually go?
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From:rubbertexcooper
Date:December 29th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
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He took me this past year and I can say it was definately GREAT stuff. Im looking forward to going again myself! :D
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From:3catsjackson
Date:December 29th, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
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*grins* You beat me to it!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 29th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
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(Um... not to put undue pressure on you, but I really need an answer to my question so I can continue making plans. I'm rooming with someone I may need to pick up at the airport Thursday evening...)
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From:orv
Date:December 29th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
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Ooh, neat. There's a place a bit like that here called Blue C Sushi, but they use a conveyor belt instead of boats.
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From:wbwolf
Date:December 29th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
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回転ずし (kaitenzushi) places have been showing up in the US more in last 5 years or so, probably because they are a nifty way of providing more informal sushi dining. I know of a place down in Eugene that does the same thing.
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From:nefaria
Date:December 29th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
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Proper restaurant sushi is so much better than bad/grocery store sushi! I usually try it once wherever I go and try it again if it's really good.

I haven't been to FC in a long time so I can't recommend anyplace near there, sorry.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 29th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
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Kroger has a sushi counter where they make the sushi daily on the premises. It's pretty good.

But then, out of morbid curiosity, I tried sushi from a mall food court once. It was almost funny how totally crap it was. :} The rice was like some sort of pasty coating on the nori.
(It was California roll, and I noticed on their menu they didn't have anything with raw ingredients. I think they didn't dare. :} )
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From:nefaria
Date:December 29th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
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I'm a bit of a coward as far as the more exotic types of sushi go, but I'll try a California roll or a spicy tuna roll anywhere, I guess that's why all the cheap places make those kinds of rolls.

Of course, the places that make the exotic rolls tend to make the tastiest sushi of all types, so I hunt them out anyway. :)
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From:aatheus
Date:December 29th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Todai is good sushi!
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From:drmercurious
Date:December 29th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Just remember the MOST IMPORTANT RULE of a sushi place: if it smells 'fishy', don't eat there. Why? Because fish doesn't smell unless it's not fresh.
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From:haystack
Date:December 30th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
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Love the icon.

I know nothin' about that place -- but if you like shrimp at all, I suggest you try shrimp tempura roll sushi (aka crunchy shrimp). Delightfully nutty, if you're into such things. :)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 30th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
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I love shrimp tempura roll!

And thanks; I didn't take the photo, but I did alter it.
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