If you’ve been paying attention, you might notice that I haven’t posted very many photos of sushi from Japan. That’s because I purposely wanted to try lots of non-sushi foods, since the Japanese food we get in the States is so sushi-centric. I planned one sushi dinner in Kyoto and since EO had recommended Ganko Sushi, I headed to the 4 floor mega-restaurant. Only the ground floor serves sushi; the other floors specialize in other Japanese specialities.
I sat down at the sushi counter and ordered a large beer. The sushi chef was super friendly and helpful. They had a huge menu, including many specials which I could only partially decipher. Luckily, there were the typical fake food displays out front, as well as picture menus to aid in my decision making. I took the easy way out and went with the sushi sampler, which came with 3 pieces of tuna maki, and one piece each of tamago (egg), ebi (sweet shrimp), sake (salmon), maguro (tuna), white tuna, squid, and white mackerel(?) nigiri. I also ordered a special miso soup that came with a ton of fish (my memory fails me re: what kind of fish it was. Something flaky… that’s all I can recall. Sorry!)
It was all really fresh, delicious, and economical! I think I spent about $20 for the whole meal. Thanks to EO for the great recommendation!