Sushi Inomata

Jukusei done right amid a rainy day

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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…

Jiki Miyazawa Revisited

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

Kikuzushi 菊鮨 (Fukuoka, Japan)

The Force is Strong with this one…. That was what was running through my mind when I was having sushi at this place. There are many things to like about Kikuzushi. First, it is located in a suburb, which has always yielded good results for me in terms of sushi deliciousness- prime example would be…

Sushi Dokoro Tsukuta 鮨処 つく田 (Karatsu, Saga)

How far are you willing to go for sushi? Yes, I’ve asked this question before, when I wrote the Taka by Sushi Saito piece. This time there was no need for an international flight but in its stead was a rather pleasurable 1 hour 40 minute train ride from Hakata Station to Karatsu, a nice…

Tatsushou たつ庄 (Fukuoka, Japan)

Nice sushi to be had on a rainy, rainy day. I hate rain. Overall a very good meal.The chef looks stern/”kibishii” at first but he’s actually quite a nice guy! A friend of mine mentioned that he sorta looks like Sawada-san with the stern look, and I have to agree… You start with a portion…

Edomaezushi Nikaku 江戸前鮨 二鶴 (Kitakyushu, Japan)

I finally made it to Kyushu to try out the local sushi scene. It sure took a while as I had been planning since late 2014, only to be able to make it now in late 2016. I decided to go in July since I wanted a “recap” of the tsuyu/summer season ingredients, and true…

“Best”- Edible Exclusivity?

Theory leading to practice? Or observations during practice leading to theory? The more I look at sushi it seems that the second statement is true, or that sushi “theory” shadows the observations of the sushi chef, and that it is secondary in the pursuit of making good sushi. This may seem like a Captain Obvious…

Kaiseki (Kyoto & Tokyo)

A brief overview of what Kaiseki is (at least to myself) and the list of places I’ve eaten in Tokyo & Kyoto thus far.