This Shigezo offshoot on Division separates itself from its Downtown sister by offering a slightly more upscale izakaya feel. (Only slightly though, as they both feature bidets, which is obviously reason enough to go). The menu is a nice collection of sushi, ramen, and tapas, but what you should make sure to get every time are the oshi rolls. The seared mackerel with shiso, gari, green onion, chili pepper, and sesame seeds is a particular favorite.
This is some of the brightest, most flavorful sushi in the city. And yes, those are fried grasshoppers. And don’t think your eyes are deceiving you, those are Pop Rocks perched atop the roll at the next table. And your server’s right, the roll with caviar and hot sauce is to die for.
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