Itamae is located in the Design District food hall Politan Row, and they serve the best Nikkei (Peruvian/Japanese) food in the city. They have a selection of exceptional tiradito bowls - from the clásico with hamachi to el callao, which comes with octopus, hamachi, jalea, avocado and more in a pool of ají amarillo leche de tigre we usually debate licking off the plate. The sushi rolls are very good too, especially the totoro, stuffed perfectly with spicy tuna, avocado, shiitake mushrooms, and ají rocoto aioli. If there is a tiny downside to this place, it’s that you have to come to Politan Row to eat here, which is a pretty impersonal and uncomfortably clean space that would be better suited as a showroom for designer washing machines.
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