With its spare design, fire-glazed stone pottery and even Hello Kitty dolls doubling as décor, everything about Asanebo’s look is appealing. There is certainly no dearth of sushi restaurants in this city, but this well-regarded favorite has been at it for more than two decades. Three omakase options open the menu, which then expands to an impressive, if somewhat dizzying five pages filled with everything from maki, house signature dishes and an entire page dedicated to desserts. With so many decisions, it’s best to stick to the daily specials, though do keep a close watch on the prices, which climb slowly but steadily.
While the items may pander a bit to the Western palate and aren't known for razzle-dazzle, they remain a standby for good reason.