Wataru is a great middle-tier, date-night sushi spot - you could come wearing a plaid flannel and not feel out of place, even though the menu is expensive. The nigiri ranges from Hokkaido scallops topped with bamboo salt to the lightly seared black cod that we wouldn’t mind eating an entire plate of. You should know that it’s pretty hard to get a seat at the omakase counter, but it’s not impossible to get a table for two. When you’re at a table, there are a couple of pre-set dinner options (none are more expensive than $58), and both come with superb appetizers like a fish cake slider with lotus roots as buns and sweet and sour-style eggplant.
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