Definitely not a place that’s going to catch your eye from the street, unless you’re on the lookout for the blandest exterior possible. But Tanuki is worth knowing about. They serve both delicious uni nigiri and vegetarian sushi that won’t make you sad, and they also run a strong delivery operation. Another good thing to keep in mind: they have some very affordable lunch specials.
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