Yuraku Just Keeps Amazing Me

So I’m a pretty big sushi guy. My first sushi was in Japan on a student exchange and I was hooked on it. There’s a lot of crappy sushi places in the US. My favorite for a long time was Miyagi’s in Mclean, VA. Then I was introduced to a secret of Germantown, MD that I hadn’t known. I’m blessed to live 5 mins away from my new favorite. Yuraku. I should talk to them about working out a deal for free sushi if I redo their website.

Yuraku has huge pieces of fish for the “average” sushi price. And they always are throwing in some new surprising appetizer for free to try every few visits. Well, yesterday I took my fiance with me since she had not been there before. She orders two rolls, and I tell the waitress I’ll take any two Yuraku special rolls. “Which two?” she asks. “Any. Just let the chef choose what to bring out.” I like to be surprised and they usually make good choices that I wouldn’t have tried otherwise. Apparently she thought this meant I wanted the Chef Special. I found out later that the Chef Special is only for two (or more) people and is $100. But since I go all the time, they gave it to me for 1 person ($50) but still made many of the dishes as if it was for two. I was then treated to an ELEVEN COURSE sushi meal (If you could the miso soup as a course). Absolutely delicious. Even the weird stuff like monk fish liver. They just kept bringing more plates out as soon as I finished the last one. My fiance was trying each one as they came out (even the stuffed jalapeno peppers, poor girl) and ended up not even eating half of her own rolls. The table next to us was having a party and got a HUGE boat that looked amazing. But they kept looking over at my table and taking pictures of my food as it came out! Was very entertaining. I was absolutely stuffed when I left. I haven’t eaten that much at one sitting in a long time. Anyway, if you want sushi and you’re near Germantown, you know now where I recommend.

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