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Shou Mi

Add:1/F, Bldg A, No. 28, Lane 463, Jinhui Rd

Tel:021-6191 8789

Time:11am-2pm; 5pm-10pm

2013-01-24

Ambience: This is the place to explore classic Japanese gastronomy in an elegant and traditional setting. Reservations are recommended. The decor is earthy/rustic, with wood flooring and furnishings. Fresh fish is displayed in the sushi bar and diners can watch chefs prepare various dishes. Several elegant, private rooms with traditional lanterns are available.

Pros: The menu offers a wide range of sushi and sashimi, as well as robata-grilled dishes. Sukiyaki, or Japanese hotpot, is available. Dessert is free.

Cons: It is quite tricky to spot the restaurant. Compared with other Japanese restaurants, service is not too efficient. Wait staff does not speak much English.

Recommended: Sushi and sashimi are premium. Raw tuna belly and shrimp are gems. The sea urchin is exceptionally large and served with fresh basil, which brings out the flavor. The medium/medium-rare beef sashimi tastes splendid, served with a sauce flavored with onion and seaweed on top.

Don't order: Soba is good but too expensive.

Drinks: Beer, high-quality sakeand soft drink

Cost: 350 yuan per person

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