sushi: would you like a Happy Santa?
Michael’s birthday was this past week so he, James and I headed to Momiji in Chinatown for dinner. They’ve just recently opened and while I can’t recall what was there before, this place seems to be a vast improvement. The place was crowded, but the service was quick and friendly and we even got a nice gift of an amuse bouche from the chef which made for a great start to the meal.
I was always the classic, “I don’t like sushi” guy until a few years ago and now I’m totally hooked. Their dishes were tasty and plentiful and the prices were very reasonable. We all got a good mix of dishes, my favorite tends to be a roll based around shrimp tempura and they didn’t disappoint with the Happy Santa Roll. I actually couldn’t stop saying Happy Santa and relating it to that fine line between names of specialty dishes and massage parlor offerings. Overall the meal was great, and it was a fun experience, I’d definitely go again. The location is almost at the edge of what most consider Chinatown, but it’s well worth the walk.
After dinner we traveled over to 17th Street for some drinks at Cobalt and Larry’s Lounge and ended up chatting and laughing until about 1am. As Danie said, I was a dirty stop out, but it was tons of fun.