There is more great sushi in Durham!
This place is not as flashy as Shiki and Sushi Love, but in my opinion that is a benefit. The atmosphere is homey and comfortable, and the fish is very fresh. They have a bigger selection of roll offerings than other restaurants in the area (four types of dragon rolls?).
If I had a criticism, it would be that they were a bit heavy handed with the wasabi on the nigiri. Also, as frustrating as Shiki and Sushi Love’s “buy-one-get-one-free” policy can be, I think it does result in a cheaper meal than Momoyama’s normal pricing model.
Here is Momoyama’s Happy Boat ($45), and it was all delicious:
On a related note, since we arrived in Durham a few years ago, sushi is by far the “most improved” cuisine. It doesn’t seem like there was any place serving even passable sushi not that long ago, and today there are so many options.