March 30, 2013

Casual sushi in Toranomon

Kasumigaseki (霞が関)-Toranomon (虎ノ門) area is a barren area of good restaurants. Maybe because it is a business district and close to other nice areas like Ginza, Akasaka, etc. So, if we want to have sushi at lunch time, we always face difficulty. There are many reasonable sushi restaurants there, but they are not so good. Some of them are old and small that women hesitate to enter. But recently, I found a moderate one for this area.
Entrance of Sushi Araku
Lunch set 
Lunch set
Miso soup 
The one I tried with colleagues was "Sushi Araku(鮨あら久)", located on the first floor of a building of a few minutes walk away from the Metro Toranomon Station. Lunch sushi set costs around JPY2,500, whichh is 2.5 times higher than average lunch budget. But in my experience, sushi more than average generally costs at least JPY2,000 for lunch. 

Fishes for sushi were good and well prepared. In particular, tuna and salmon caviar were delicious. But sushi rice was not so sophisticated. Rice is a bit solid, that hinder blending the taste of rice and fish together. Close but no cigar. My rating is 2.8 out of 5. Even so, it is a nice finding in Toranomon! Gochiso-samadeshita! 

Sushi Araku(鮨あら久)

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