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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Shintaro Suzuki was fascinated with Edomae cuisine and taught himself. He adds a touch of creativity to how he presses the sushi and adds chopped kinom...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed May 16, 2020 via mobile

We got there really excited as we entered the restaurant because we had had to wait for weeks to get a booking. It quickly felt that it is “must go” type of places if you are a foodie living or traveling in Tokyo. Sushis are...as they should be for a Michelin star sushi joint - don’t get me wrong - but the experience is very impersonal. When spending this kind of money I want an experience, I want something I will remember and it did not happen for us. There are several sushi joints in Minato Ku where you can get such quality but with a personal touch to a unique experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

A stellar experience in one of the temples of sushi. Great fish cuts, selected rice, great sake. A must go sushi restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

Maybe we came with high expectations but we didn't disappointed at the end, just not surprised. All dishes were fine and you will only appreciate if you have bit more understanding of sushi… such as fish aging, rare ingredients, chef's grip… etc. The most surprising...were sake line up and great value! Having such rare sake at Michelin 3stars / 5stars hotel, that's really a good deal. Service was excellent, sake recommendations are the best, not just only pushing you to have expensive choices but really match with the food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

Disclaimer: I sat with my partner in the alcove with a table, not the sushi counter, although I doubt that should make my review any less relevant. We were recommended Sushi Shin by our hotel concierge after having trouble making reservations to sushi places that...we usually frequent in Tokyo due to the New Years holiday. After my meal here I have to say I'm very surprised this place has received a Michelin star. Having been to a select few Michelin-starred sushi restaurants in Tokyo, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles over the years e.g. Masa (3 stars), Sawada (2 stars), Ginza Onodera LA (2 stars), Sushi Yoshizumi (1 star), Omakase (1 star), Ju-Ni (1 star), Sushi Amane (1 star), I have to say the food from Sushi Shin does not live up to a star. The rice was dry and with a tough texture that almost seemed like it was undercooked. The fish in the nigiri was thick and poorly cut which would be ok if this was your corner sushi joint, but unacceptable for a restaurant supposedly of higher caliber. The only highlights were the appetizers which were well executed and the friendly wait staff. If the meal was $100 per person I would pass it off as another average middle tier sushi restaurant and probably would have never written this review. At a $300 per person price tag, however, I'm expecting excellence and I'm sorry to say that Sushi Shin falls flatly below that mark. P.S. If you’re a sushi fan don’t trust the hotel concierge for sushi restaurant recommendations. I would do some research on Tabelog (Japanese Yelp). Anything above a 4 is worth visiting (Sushi Shin had a 3.8 at the time this review was written).More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

The fish here was ok and it’s expensive. We spent about 600 for two of us drinking beer. No otoro, which seemed funny given the star and price. Other reviewers mentioned two different menus. We weren’t given the choice and had the more expensive option....Some of the dishes were involved but not our favorites, like fish intestines. We live in San Francisco and eat sushi in SF, NY and Tokyo with some regularity and while we liked the atmosphere, we thought the food did not warrant the price.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

When you eat at expensive sushi places you wonder what you will get. This place has ten seats and there’s no “enclave” as reported by another reviewer. There were three chefs and one head chef who was observing it seemed. There were four or so...wait staff. There is no way to describe what was served. Their main restaurant in Hokkaido has Michelin stars. There several similar places in Tokyo but if you are staying at mandarin this is the most con i isn’t place.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

No, I'm not talking about All-In-One desktop. I'm talking about all the goodness in sushi under one roof. Unlike other traditional sushi chefs, chef Suzuki earned his Michelin Star by doing market research of other popular restos. My wife and I loved the fact that...he serves all different types of sushi and then some. He not only serves nigiri sushi, but also various types of non-nigiri delights with his own heavenly concoctions. I can't do justice by describing it.....try for yourself. Best of all, unlike other fancy sushi joints, you actually go home pretty full. Another interesting thing is the lax ambience comparatively speaking. This is a must try place if you haven't. I know we look forward to visiting every time we're in Tokyo.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Although the sushi was decent, we did not see any of the chef's preparation because we were seated in a tiny alcove separated from the sushi bar. The space was about the size of a small broom closet with a low ceiling and a very...bright lightbulb. That equaled zero ambience. For a cost exceeding $250 per person we were very disappointed. Would not go backMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Shin has the grace of a ballet dancer and an economy of movement that can only come from years of focused practice - really a visual treat. Every dish hit the mark - we were feeling pretty full and then it was announced that we...had 11 sushi pieces to go! But somehow we made room. The best sushi restaurant I have ever visited.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

Sushi Shin is a unique place, where you can truly enjoy amazing food! The set menu really allows you to taste a variety of dishes which keep on coming!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

Our lunch here was the highlight of our meals in Tokyo. Quality was top-notch. Our Hyatt hotel made the reservations for us. We did the more expensive sashimi + sushi option, but I think the sushi option would have been fine as well. The lunch...took 2+ hours so plan your afternoon activities accordingly. There was another pair of tourists at the counter; the rest of the guests were all Japanese and were speaking with the chef a lot. We noticed that they got different pieces at the end, but I'm assuming they specially requested and paid for it. The hostess spoke great English and refilled our tea constantly. Would definitely come back here!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

this was the first meal I had after landing in Tokyo. We got there early and the previous group was just starting to leave. Coincidentally, the group that was leaving was all Japanese where as my group was predominately caucasian. Overall, the food was definitely...good. This was my first time having sushi with akazu flavored shari and it's definitely enjoyable. Some standout pieces included the Akami (which I've never been a big fan of, and this was the best I've had up to this point) the Ika (very different from Jiro style in which it's smooth and crunchy, he uses his knife to make indents in it to change the texture, which was interesting) and the snow crab otsumami. I do think it's expensive for what you get (I opted for the more expensive 25k menu), and I think the meal was good but not to the point it's worth its price tag. I think at 15 - 20k it'd be a more justified meal.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

This sushi shop is a little hard to find so I recommend anyone who has booked to simply take a taxi to go. Japanese restaurants, especially those fine one, do expect their customers to be on time as they see not only as a manner...but also a kind of respect. The itamae-san told me menu for lunch and dinner are the same but in their website they stated differently. I had a lunch there with my husband and two kids. My kids are still young and their sushi have to be all cooked food. As most Japanese restaurants, they are super attentive and the itamae-san prepared all cooked food for my children. My husband and I ordered the omakase course (JPY10,800)and we both agree it was one of the best omakase sushi courses we had. Lunch menu starts from JPY4,500 which is not expensive at all for the freshness of sushi they are offering. I speak Japanese and therefore can communicate with the itamae-san who took care of us and told me that he has never been out of Japan. He told me they do serve a certain number of foreign visitors, and he is amazed with the passion for sushi among us foreigners. At about 2:30pm, the store was almost empty. Lunch guests finish their lunch fast. If you would like to enjoy the sushi slowly, dinner is recommended. Book it at least 1-2 weeks ahead. Last but not least, there are several Sushi Shin around that area. The Kanji (Chinese characters) are different but they all sound the same. Check the address to confirm you are booking this one.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I Iike to round out my travels to Tokyo with a quality sushi meal and have enjoyed my experiences at Sushi Shin. Simply put the omakase provides excellent variety and quality and the chefs take pride in their work. Service is an interesting mix of...nigiri and sashimi, with some additional surprises such as a Spanish mackerel collar, two flavors of uni (from Kyushu and Hokkaido), razor clam, tiger prawn (with minced prawn underneath), and new fish for me (kohada). It was great to watch the chefs in action at the sushi counter preparing the dishes but as a warning, I was (very very politely) reminded not to photograph their work and only what I was served. Others were reminded to eat their pieces of sushi once they were presented (ie not linger over the camera) to avoid slowing down the presentation or compromising the quality of the meal. These are not negatives - just added to the charm of the experience. Looking forward to a return visit to Sushi Shin after another delicious Omakase experience which I felt was a good value for the quality (~26K JPY/per person). Note - there is a counter and one dining table, be sure to request what you prefer!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Ok, this place is expensive, but the sushi is awesome! Each piece is handmade, seasoned and presented to you. My wife and I loved this place, it catered to a very small crowd and we loved the "one on one" touch. Each bite was presented...one-off and on the counter in front of us. Very unique! I cannot complain about anything (well, maybe the price) as this was one of the best meals we have had while traveling!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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For lunch, there are 2 courses, sushi course with 12 pieces of sushi for 8000yen, omakase course with 4 dishes of appetizer and 10 pieces of sushi for 15000yen, and 8% consumption tax of course
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you either hv to get a friend who can speak Japanese to call or have your hotel make reservations for you. Don't think they hv email address
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5