Sushi Saito

Ventured all the way to Sushi’s Jerusalem for this

Sushi Ko Honten 銀座寿司幸本店

If you’re a fan of Anthony Bourdain you would have seen this sushiya in one of his episodes of Parts Unknown: Tokyo,where he visits Sushiko with renowned NY sushi chef Masa Takayama, who incidentally is an alumnus and close friend of the current fourth generation head chef Mamoru Sugiyama. Sushiko is one of the oldest…

Tsuruhachi Bunten 鶴八 分店

I LOVE THIS PLACE I am usually a very cynical person but I still believe in love(lust?) at first sight….especially for sushi. Interesting side fact is the location of this sushi-ya: it is located right smack in between a floor of massage palors- I found it a stark change from the glitz of Ginza. “Onii-san,…

Miyaha すし処 宮葉

Miyaha is one of those classic sushi joints with zero pretentiousness but serves up sushi that can make your heart flutter. I found out about this place some time back when Tabelog was still not so gaijin-friendly and I just discovered the ambrosia by the name of akazu (sake lees vinegar), and foolishly banished this…

Sushidokoro Suzu 寿し処 寿々

Sushi Suzu comes highly recommended to me from two foodies whose views I respect and rely upon when choosing restaurants to dine in Japan. They both take much better photos and I liked what I saw, and away to Suzu in Tameike-Sanno I went (not far from Shinzo Abe’s place). Sushi Suzu possesses a very special…

T-Sushi

Curiousity killed the cat, someone said. Fortune favours the bold, said someone else. In the case of my hunt for T-sushi, the second quote rings true. To be absolutely frank, it was more curiosity than anything else that led me to this quaint sushi restaurant. After seeing it being featured endlessly on Mesubim, I just had…

Tenzushi Kyomachi 天寿し京町店

Forget the conventional ways Forget the adage that ultimate simplicity leads to purity Forget everything you know about sushi Let go and Let Amano (Forgive the lame attempt to be appear deep & philosophical) Ladies and Gentlemen, I have finally found a sushiya in Japan that I have no reservations putting as the “no.1 sushiya“….

Jiki Miyazawa Revisited

My favourite kaiseki-kappo restaurant in Kyoto-plus the cost performance is simply insane

Sushi Morita 寿司 もり田 (Kokura, Japan)

There has been much talk about how the Kyushu style of sushi is very distinct from that of Tokyo- so much so that the former is termed “Kyushu-mae” among certain foodies. My experience with sushi in Kyushu thus far leads me to believe otherwise- that the style of many sushiyas in Kyushu (or Osaka) is not…

Foodies & Plagiarism

This is a post that has been on my mind for some time. Early last year when I started to write more about my food experiences, I noticed one very irritating trend, that whenever I shared something new about a restaurant it would get “copied” without any note of thanks or acknowledgement. Surprisingly, it was…