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“….

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…

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…