Omakase by Teisui

Recently, I have been on the hunt for good omakase spots in the city. I found that most places are either ridiculously expensive or that the quality isn’t up to par (or worse, some combination of the two). Yet Teisui combats this with an unassuming exterior and its sixty dollar 12-piece and eighty-five dollar 16-piece menu options.

Yet, they certainly aren’t skimping on quality here.

Each piece was the definition of artfully crafted sushi. There was balance. There was melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. Yes, some of it was torched. Best of all, there was a very attentive staff to ensure that the service is on par with the rest of your meal.

They also have an expansive sake selection as well. I went with the Black Dragon, which arrived in a generously overflowing glass as per Japanese custom.

The menu itself was full of variety. I went all-out with the Teisui option and was not disappointed by the selection. Each piece has its own surprising complexity and lasting aftertaste.

I just wished I had photographed every piece, but I did remember to get a shot of the delicately gold-flaked uni and roe, topped with caviar.

For dessert, we had an on-the-house surprise cake piece that was the perfect combination of light but filling sweetness.

I also loved their presentation of each tea, starting with my friend’s flowery teacup and ending with the stone cup to finish the meal.

As you can see from the other posts on my blog, I don’t really write much about restaurants on their own, but I had to make an exception for Teisui because it was honestly that good. Bring your sushi-loving friend or significant other here. They won’t be disappointed.