Kyo-ya Makes Its Sushi Affordable for Takeout Lunch
When we have somebody else's credit card, we enjoy dining at Kyo-ya. The sushi and sashimi are generally fresh and delicious, but the price is set for the business-expense crowd, and that's more than we want to spend for lunch.
Kyo-ya The 20 for $20 box: can you count 20?
But obviously somebody has been paying for it, because the restaurant in the Palace Hotel is celebrating its 20th anniversary in August with a takeout-only lunch special -- all month long -- that brings its offerings to a price that at least doesn't make us wince.
For $20, you get 20 pieces. It's not exactly 20 pieces of sushi, as the press release claims. We asked for a photo of a representative box and Kyo-ya sent us the one above. We counted six pieces of nigiri sushi, six pieces of sashimi, four pieces of futomaki, and two pieces of sweet egg omelet -- that's 18. The other two are apparently a couple slices of lotus root (1) and some seaweed salad (2).
Yeah, that's cheating, and we wouldn't post about it at all, except we really like Kyo-ya's sushi. On a nice day you could take the box over to nearby Yerba Buena Gardens and contemplate the vague nature of numbers. Bring your own sake.
Call ahead to order: 415-546-5089.