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My October sushi affair: Saito, Sugita, Mitani

My October sushi affair: Saito, Sugita, Mitani

My October sushi affair: Saito, Sugita, Mitani

Sushi is the perfect embodiment of Japanese aesthetics: simplicity and minimalism hide immense complexity and richness. Japanese sushi shokunins have turned this fast food that used to sell in Edo streets into the ultimate art of gastronomy. As some of them like to emphasize, shokunins are not chefs, they are…

7
Nov '16
Sugita

Sugita

Sugita

I first met Takaaki Sugita at his former sushi-ya Miyakozushi in 2012. It’s never really been included in Michelin guide, but already then it was one of the hardest places to book and easily on the same level as Saito or other Tokyo’s best. Then I had the honour to…

24
Oct '16
50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants according to Tabelog.com users

50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants according to Tabelog.com users

50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants according to Tabelog.com users

50 best Tokyo sushi restaurants according to Tabelog.com users as of today,8th of July 2016. For live results, please click here Sushi Saito tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130802/13015251/ Sugita tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1302/A130204/13018162/ Hatsunesushi tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1315/A131503/13017742/ Mitani tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1309/A130902/13042204/ Sushi Mizutani tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13016524/ Sushi Tokami tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13155234/ Sushi Sho tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1309/A130902/13000852/ Hashiguchi tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1308/A130801/13134517/ Miyaba tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1314/A131401/13019499/ Sushi Nanba tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1319/A131905/13127515/ Masuda tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1306/A130602/13164883/ Takumi Shingo…

8
Jul '16
50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

50 best Tokyo restaurants according to Tabelog users

Here are 50 best restaurants in Tokyo as of today, according to Tabelog.com users. What I like about this site, that the “best of” results are never static and usually reflect the seasonal trends of eating out in Japan. They are also translated in English now. Quintessence (Modern French) tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1314/A131405/13159567/…

29
Jun '16
Bar Gen Yamamoto

Bar Gen Yamamoto

Bar Gen Yamamoto

Like Matt Goulding wrote in his book Rice, Noodle,Fish, “Japan is the land of a million shokunin, dedicated artisans who bless this country with their quiet pursuit of perfect”. One of the key reasons why ingredients and food in Japan taste so much better is specialization, choosing just one task…

13
Jun '16
Sushi Tokami revisited

Sushi Tokami revisited

Sushi Tokami revisited

I’ve been posting a lot about Sushi Saito lately and I have a feeling that many first time visitors in Japan have this idea of Saito or Sukiyabashi Jiro being the only must go sushi-yas in Tokyo (mainly because of the publicity they get in the Western media…). There are…

1
May '16
Sumbiyakiniku Nakahara

Sumbiyakiniku Nakahara

Sumbiyakiniku Nakahara

One of the countless ways to cook beef in Japan is yakiniku. Probably originally from Korea, now it’s a fun and convivial way not only to eat, but also to share the experience with others. Chef-owner Kentaro Nakahara is quite a celebrity among the local and foreign yakiniku barbecue lovers.…

26
Apr '16
Suzue

Suzue

Suzue

Suzue, 2 Michelin stars and currently number one in Kyoto on tabelog.com is a traditional kaiseki restaurant serving very minimally prepared dishes from the best seasonal ingredients. Even if I loved my past meals at Matsukawa and Ishikawa in Tokyo, I’ve always found kaiseki flavours a little too bland and…

25
Apr '16
Tempura Matsu

Tempura Matsu

Tempura Matsu

I first read about Tempura Matsu in Matt Goulding’s book “Rice Noodle Fish“, an excellent study on the Japanese food world and culture. Different than the name suggests, Tempura Matsu is not solely serving tempura, but modern kaiseki from the most incredible ingredients one might outsource in Japan. The second…

8
Apr '16
Tsukiji: the end of an era

Tsukiji: the end of an era

Tsukiji: the end of an era

The market of all the markets, the largest fish market in the world is coming to the end. Or at least in the form how we know it. On November 7th 2016 Tsukiji market will officially open in its new location, where tourists will be no longer allowed to browse…

6
Apr '16