Many, many years ago, I went to Angotei for my first sushi experience. The food was enjoyable and the small setting memorable. Many years later, I went with my foodie friends. And like the first time, there was a long wait. But unlike the first time, my lightly seasoned sushi chops could see the splendor in this hidden gem.
I think we ate almost everything on the lengthy menu--it felt like it anyway--and I don't remember feeling even a hint of disappointment. The tataki = melt in your mouth. Oysters = fresh and delicious. Enoki mushrooms and scallops = something I could have eaten non-stop. Shrimp boats = clean, bright taste. All the other sushi, nigiri and rolls we tasted = excellent.
Perhaps this is silly, but I really enjoyed the fact they carried a variety of mochi flavors and not just the two types most others do. When everything is just so good, you can't help but appreciate the details.