Went there with someone in our group who knew the manager well, so maybe we got special treatment that first timers or even regular customers might not receive. There were eight of us that night and ordered a special sashimi boat. I don't know if that's on the menu but it had fish that I've never had before. One was pure white and I thought that it was tofu. One bite into that raw fish and I was stunned at how clean, fresh, tasty and silky smooth it was. I never did find out what kind of fish it was. Others gobbled up the monkfish liver, which I was told was something that, once you taste it, you'll never go back to other sashimi fish. There were slices of fresh snapper that were so thin, each slice was translucent. A mark of an expert sashimi chef. We had an idea that we would be in for a treat when the leader of our group glanced at the area where the chef was preparing the fish and other seafood for the boat and laughed when the chef himself took a photo of his masterpiece. When the boat arrived at our table, cellphone photos were taken by almost everyone. Even someone from another table came over to take a picture! A couple at another table remarked that he's been to Nishiki for many years and has never seen anything like that.