If you’re looking for a luxury experience worthy of royalty, head to Sushi Kaneyoshi. Located on the basement floor of a Little Tokyo office building, this hidden sushi bar serves two versions of their nama chirashi: the original (which costs $85), plus an upgraded version packed with hard-to-find cuts like sea trout, horsehair crab, blackthroat seaperch, and shiro ebi, or white baby shrimp. It’s a dazzling, extravagant box of fish that has more seafood than your half-filled museum aquarium in Animal Crossing. From delicate slices of yellowtail to the highest-grade uni you’ll find in the game, each piece in this labor-intensive jewelry box is prepared Edo-style, a painstaking technique that involves aging and curing the fish for days, in order to highlight it’s individual flavor. What results is not only the most beautiful chirashi we’ve ever seen — but a unique collector’s item, a box that needs to be on every self-respecting chirashi fan’s shortlist. And preferably, near the top.
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