Coming off a disappointing recent visit to Kabuto, which I had, for many many many years, considered one of the best sushi experiences in the world, I searched for an alternative on a recent trip to Vegas. I decided on Sushi Hiroyoshi. From their website and reviews, I could tell it had great potential.
The place differs from Kabuto in that they offer an extensive a la carter menu, in addition to various sushi options. They will also produce items like California Roll which would be a no no at the more traditional places. This is more of a local neighborhood restaurants, off the Strip. They do have an extensive selection of fresh fish.
We decided to stick to nigiri only and went with omakase. The service was bit slow to start. This was the first course. Unfortunately, the the sushi counter was not in use when we went so the omakase was done plated instead of the more traditional piece by piece method. The rice and fish were execellent.
Things got even better on the next course with a selection of various blue fin tuna cuts, including one I had never had before (the one in the middle below with the “veins” removed and translated from Japanese to English as “melting” – it did melt in my mouth and was delicious).
The final course included a few standouts: 1. Anago – the flavor of the marinade was incredible and 2. the traditional tamago with which was made with fish and shrimp in contrast to the more modern version’s dashi and mirin. I was told that when eggs were expensive, the Japanese added fish and shrimp to tamago as “filler”. The one they served at Hiroyoshi was probably the best tamago I ever had. It had a cake like consistency and was full of umami.
It was so good I had to order another round:
Overall, service was fantastic and the sushi was excellent as well. I would say it was not quite as good as Kabuto at its peak, but close enough. I would go back to visit 100% and recommend this place to others.