Where to start?... I'm not very experienced with sake, so on my first outing to Fukasaku of P.R. I made it a goal to try as many as I could (within my budget) - which turned out to be four tonight: Junmai Nama, Junmai Nama Genshu, Junmai Nama Nigori and the Hakutsuru Junmai Ginjo. All were very nice with my favorite being the Hakutsuru Junmai Ginjo for it's subtleness and ability to complement chef Daisuke's excellent food. A close second to the Hakutsuru Junmai Ginjo for me was the Junmai Nama Genshu; for the exact opposite reason - it stood out and accented the savory food I enjoyed with a strong taste of apples and other sweet fruits - OISHII!
My server tonight was a tad on the quiet side but able to answer all my questions on the sushi and drink I ordered, a question she couldn't answer sent her to the chef and was answered promptly upon her return - how humble and helpful! I experienced no lapse in time where I felt the server was away too long. I should also add that the chef himself came out on two occasions to all the tables to see how everyone was doing while I was there - the mark of a chef who truly cares!
As for the food, I haven't until this night had the pleasure of tasting real wasabi - I will never go back! The seafood was the freshest I have ever tasted, with the Upstream being my favorite. Too often in sushi restaurants I've been to, I feel the chef is aiming for quantity over quality with their tuna dishes - not the case here, It was so fresh and perfectly proportioned! and will be one of my go-tos from here on out.
Rupert has never had the pleasure of experiencing this level of seafood in my life time (born and raised since '85), that IS saying a lot and I mean it, you owe it to yourself to taste the best this town has to offer and it's at Fukasaku of Prince Rupert!
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