I deleted my previous post on Rikyu, I delete too much, oh well. We ate there the other day and the waitress was like, “I think you wrote one of our very first reviews, aren’t you rebron?” Funny. That’s my work nickname. I’m not much of a reviewer. More of generalist, go/don’t go, buy/don’t buy.
Anyway, go to Rikyu for some really good sushi and Japanese food. The sushi chef is from Kirala and the quality of the fish is great. We haven’t tried too many other things but the miso soup is really good and their salad is a real salad. A lot of places serve wimpy miso soup and salad. If you get shiso leaves with your sushi, I think you’re at a decent sushi place. I’m still on quest for a Japanese place that serves fresh wasabi.
The waitstaff is cool, very attentive. It just opened and it’s not in the most trafficked location so there’s no wait yet. If you don’t feel like waiting for Kirala, then go here. And while there are at least four other sushi places on College Ave. (and we’ve eaten at those too), one almost every two blocks, this one is the real deal. It’s a homey, no nonsense sushi place.