Not So Speechless Sunday: Sushi & Sashimi Artistry!

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We celebrated Valentine's Day on Thursday to avoid crowds.  We have a favorite Japanese restaurant, Arigato, that opens at 5:30PM, (no reservations taken).  You have to be there before opening because the line goes all the way down the street to get in by opening time.  

 

We love sitting at the bar so that we can watch all four chefs working.   There is so much artistry involved in creating this. Pictured above is blue fin carpaccio of tuna (sashimi).

Notice the roll and the colors of the sauce that chef Jose created especially for us (3 types of fish), with an asparagus center.  He uses a minimal amount of rice, so it is never the main event in his creation.   

 

And if your friends are sushi and sashimi averse, they have beef and chicken entrees as well as cooked seafood.

 

Wishing you a great Sunday, and a delightful week ahead! 

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Brian England
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The presentation is always so cool, but I have never even tasted sushi, haha.

Feb 16, 2020 05:35 AM #8
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Good morning, Ron and Alexandra Seigel (A)....just beautifully presented dishes.... and to sit at the bar and witness the preparation is so much fun.... I've experienced that many time.... 

Feb 16, 2020 07:23 AM #9
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The tuna has me red with envy. That looks like a meal all by itself.

Feb 16, 2020 07:27 AM #10
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I'm glad you got there early to share this feast with us Alexandra...

I hope you are feeling blessed today Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

 

Feb 16, 2020 07:38 AM #11
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Oh yum. I’m sure the food justifies the lines. Minimal amount of rice sounds right.

Feb 16, 2020 07:53 AM #12
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I have to laugh, we are of the same mindset to avoid the crowds on Valentine's Day.  We decided to go into Old Town Cottonwood for a late lunch early dinner to avoid the crowds.  We still had to wait for a table but it was worth it. I was shocked at how many people were thinking the same thing! 

Feb 16, 2020 08:19 AM #13
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Roy Kelley
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Sure looks good!  Thank you very much for sharing your photographs and your positive experience.

Feb 16, 2020 09:38 AM #14
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Lise Howe They fly their fish directly to our airport, and are there with the head sushi chef to make sure everything is up to his standards. A

Feb 16, 2020 09:50 AM #15
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Grant Schneider we love watching all four of them.  Each has they own style, and they also love seeing them sharpening their knives.  A

Feb 16, 2020 09:51 AM #16
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Sham Reddy CRS Thank you for your comment, and superb customer service always retains customers. A

Feb 16, 2020 09:52 AM #17
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Nina Hollander We agree with you, we never go out at those times either.  One of our friends opened an Italian restaurant in Tokyo, and later two others in Japan.  The first day he opened they had lines around the block.  He has been very successful with this venture.  A

Feb 16, 2020 09:54 AM #18
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Sheila Anderson ,

It is a lot of fun to hang out at the bar.  They have lots of tables, both inside and outside, but we prefer the bar.  A

Feb 16, 2020 09:56 AM #19
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Michael Jacobs It really was great, it is theatre and food.  And the fun part is re-met someone who was a client of our commercial real estate firm, and she has a referral or two for us.  We are invited to her home for a cook-out tomorrow evening.  A

Feb 16, 2020 09:59 AM #20
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Hi Ron and Alexandra- That looks so good and as much as I love rice, I like the idea that your chef used less rice. when too much rice is used, I get full after only a few bites. We went out Friday for lunch with friends but did not go into Houston where the traffic would have made it impossible to get anywhere. 

Feb 16, 2020 07:25 PM #21
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Alexandra love it I will have to come back and steal the idea, aka copy it and do it myself:) Endre

Feb 16, 2020 11:14 PM #22
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Morning Alexandra.

I bet it tasted as good as it looks.  I could use some of that for breakfast, this morning

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Oh, that looks amazing, Alexandra - I'm a huge fan of sushi & shashimi! I love watching the chefs at work - definitely 'entertainment' that you don't get sitting at a table.

I'm glad you two lovebirds enjoyed Valentine's Day! We also had dinner out but, instead, ate in a quiet, private space for two with an amazing view of our skyline. It was quite romantic! 

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Debe Maxwell, CRS your Valentine's dinner must have wonderful.  We rarely go out for dinner, and this is our favorite restaurant when we do.  It is the best of Santa Barbara in our opinion.  Many of our restaurants are geared to tourism...Fortunately, we are both decent chefs!  A

Feb 18, 2020 08:17 AM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr. I highly recommend getting blue fin.  This was the first time we had tasted it.  He pounded it slightly like carpaccion...A

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Kathy Streib At Arigato they reduce the rice in a roll to a thin line by mushing into the nori.  It is not the main even, the fish is.  In the picture, you can barely see it, and then he added the salmon trout and avocado on top...I am getting hungry thinking about it.  A

Feb 18, 2020 08:22 AM #27
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