A fond farewell to one of my favorites. Vanished tastes compose a particular haunting of memory, in this case the Saba Shioyaki (broiled mackerel w/ daikon), Unagi and Zaru Soba will all be missed. I ate at this sushi-less Japanese restaurant for nearly twenty years before it closed in September. Affordable, relaxed, delicious and extremely consistent, its food reminded me of eating in Japan more than any other spot in the city.
—Joshua Abrams, composer (Film 50)
Best of Chicago 2015