In the posh backyards of Gangnam, there are probably hundreds of Japanese restaurants. We like this one with colored plates designating the price of the fish rotating on a conveyor belt. For the more expensive cuts, we order a fresh piece from the chefs. It’s a cool experience for people who don’t know exactly what they want when confronted by the Japanese menu symbols or even just what kind of raw fish they might want beyond the classic tuna and salmon. It’s not a place to show off sashimi knowledge as the plates offered are limited, but it satisfies the fresh fish craving yet doesn’t scare away a beginner. The plates range from 2$-25$. Most of the good stuff is around 4-10$ per plate. It’s a nice place, but your table can get overwhelmed quickly when you’re hungry.
“Oh, that looks good.”
“Grab it before it passes!”
Tuna belly, just an outstanding mouth moment of tenderness.
Salmon, soft and light.
Two white fish, maybe mackerel, maybe sea bass, not sure.
Eel roll, roe on top, crunchy inside, nice.
This was some kind of salmon mash inside a crunchy fried egg rice outside.
Potato croquettes, palate cleanser, comfort food.
I didn’t eat this, but couldn’t imagine why someone would need only the fish head.