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This morning, Geri Maria Harris listed her Top 5 sushi restaurants in Houston and -- as with any Top 5 or Top 10 list -- everyone weighed in with their own "left out" restaurants.

But one reader, angrybaker, took issue with the name of the post itself, not necessarily the contents:

While I don't necessarily "disagree" with any top 5 list since it's a matter of opinion, I think the author should also differentiate between top 5 sushi roll restaurants and top 5 actual sushi restaurants. The most authentic places I've found in Houston are Miyagi, Teppay, Sasaki and Tokyo Bowl. They all have sushi chefs with decades of experience, classically trained from Tokyo. While none of them match the level of freshness as the sushi and sashimi you'd find in Tsukiji fish market, their attention to detail and presentation are top-notch. They all have excellent authentic Japanese appetizers too.

I love Kata Robata, and I also see the allure of more casual places like Oishii, but they're not exactly reminiscent of the sushi you can find in Japan. That doesn't make them bad at all, I just think "top 5 sushi" is too vague of a description.

Geri herself chimed in afterwards, keeping it appropriately short and sweet: "You make a valid point. I'm just not a fan of long titles."



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4 comments
Delfranco1
Delfranco1

How does this commenter explain that many Japanese are now eating more Americanized versions of sushi? Many of my friends in Tokyo love all these far out rolls....does that now mean these Americanized rolls are authentic, since they're being prepped, eaten and appreciated by real Japanese?

Bruce R
Bruce R

Delfranco, when you say "real Japanese" are you sure they're not just pretending to be Japanese? That's very common these days.

Violettech
Violettech

You missed the point there Bruce, or too clever by half. Real Japanese folk eating an American incarnation of Japanese food = authentic Japanese. So commenter should stop railing about authenticity of the rolls.

Kyle
Kyle

Yeah, perhaps traditional is a better word than authentic.

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