The first time a friend told me about 26's Corner, I was reminded of the time a different friend told me about Sanraku: Once again I learned that there was a really, really good sushi place whose name and location a so-called friend wasn't about to reveal. I suppose that's how it goes with sushi -- everyone has a favorite spot, and nobody wants other people to discover it because no one wants to have to wait to get in. In both cases, I wore my friends down via persistent inquiry. With Sanraku, I never felt bad about sharing the secret (the place is so over-discovered that if you don't end up waiting in the doorway for at least a few minutes you've missed out on the true experience). At 26's Corner, on the other hand, I've never had to wait, though the place was approaching maximum capacity (about 20 customers)... More >>>
By Anthony Pidgeon
Homey Hamachi: Anyone can buy a bamboo mat and make a futo maki,
but the creations at 26's Corner are something else.