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Japanese, Sushi, Seafood, Asian
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Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Nice local traditional sushi bar with eight seats, moriawase served by a pleasant bi lingual support of the primary sushi chef. Food outstanding with some very interesting dishes along with the standard sashimi/sushi. Good atmosphere. If you are staying at the Westin and don't want...to travel too far (Ginza, Nishi Azabu) for sushi, highly recommend this place. With alcohol, came to twenty thousand yen per person.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

location is not really convenient but worth the travel. the place serves only omakase at a fixed price, so make sure you understand it before going and respect the setup. chef was very kind and gentle, he explaint every dishes. the dishes were all nicely...preprared delivering quality and presentation. we ordered the sake portion by portion, and chef offered different sake according to the "stages" we were at during the meal. the only issue was on the limited time - 2 hours. we wished to spend more time and enjoy the meal and sake slowly.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

My wife and I chose the restaurant based on TA rating and that it is a non-traditional sushi restaurant. Young Chef Kuriyagawa is witty, friendly and very serious with his cuisine. This restaurant’s sushi ingredients and serving method is superior to many 2 and 3...star Michelin sushi restaurants. It is in a basement with 8 seating counter and a small private room; service is adequate and waitress speaks English. Our favourite dish is the wine poached raw crab and the chu toro sushi. We had 3 glasses of sake; the total bill for 2 persons was Yen 40,000; what a bargain for a 3 star equivalent sushi dinner!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

freshest ingredients, fun chef, and very creative uses of his ingredients. cheese tako is my favourite dish. always look forward to visiting him whenever i go to japan.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

This is unlike any sushi I have ever eaten. An 8 seat restaurant where all the sushi is prepared in front of you. No menu, you just eat a beautiful selection of seafood, both cooked and raw, prepared in front of you. The freshest melt...in your mouth delights and a meal I will always remember. A definite highlight of our trip to Japan. Watching the sushi chef put together each morsel was like watching a dance. At times he would almost close his eyes and sway on his feet as if he was feeling the rice while he was sculpting it into another delectable mouthful. Each piece was artfully presented on stunning handmade ceramics sourced from Villages outside Tokyo. I can honestly say this was the best Japanese meal I have ever eaten and worth every penny or Yen. When ordering Sake you get to choose your cup from a beautiful selection of hand made pieces. Wasabi is freshly grated, the rice is warm and gorgeously vinegary, soy sauce is painted on top and the pickled ginger is home made. Sometimes the sushi had a light sprinkling of what I think was orange zest. A beautiful balance of flavours. Can not recommend this restaurant highly enough. A very short walk from the Westin Ebisu.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

I walked into this place on a whim on Monday and snagged a reservation for Wednesday. It was grand larceny that I could get a reservation at this 7 seat bar on such short notice. It's an absolutely incredibly omakase menu with truly interesting and...innovative sushi, like none other I had in Japan. If you're in Ebisu, or even Tokyo, this is a must-hit spot.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Booked a rather late dinner for 2, took a good 15min walk from ebisu station, and location was almost "blink and you miss it" place. Restaurant had a nice buzz to it, mainly as chef is very lively and chatty (and was even willing to...take photos for diners from behind his counter). Chef demonstrated great willingness to try sushi new style, and we were treated to some of the most creative sushi thus far. Most unforgettable is the "messed up tuna maki" that tasted so umami, and surprise surprise, his palate cleanser dish of pickled ginger stem (we never saw this anywhere else before in all our japanese meals). Chef brought us through more than 20 pieces of sushi / sashimi, and was even kind enough to use his knife to cut a birthday cake that day. He was conversant in English, and explains each dish for us in English as well. Our booking was via pocket concierge (number 1 tuna omakase with 1 drink), and no issues at all when we were there (the chef recognised us right away as we seem to be the only gaijin for that time slot, the rest being local). However, the only issue we had was the chef's liberal use of wasabi. My partner and i are huge Japanese cuisine fans, so normal wasabi was not an issue for us, but that night's sushi seemed abit heavy handed on the wasabi. Not wanting to disrupt the chef's rhythm, and also out of courtesy that perhaps his style leans towards wasabi use), we did not raise it to the chef (as other diners seem to be ok). All in, it was an enjoyable meal of creative sushi at a very high level.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

We got to know of this place from an online blog and got our host in Tokyo to make a reservation for us. As the place is relatively small (holds about 12 guests), reservation is definitely recommended. We went there for the omakase lunch and...it was such a good experience! Loved how the chef incorporated different seasonings into the sushi, like lemon zest. We paid around SGD60 for lunch. Dinner I believe is about twice the cost. A must go if you are in the area! The restaurant is about ten minutes walk from the Westin hotel in Ebisu.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

A fabulous sushi experience, there is no choice, you take the chef's menu which is made in front of your eyes. All sorts of weird and wonderful fish, roes, beautifully prepared and melt in the mouth fresh. Great seasonings (chef suggests when you might want...to add your own soy or wasabi), lots of yuzu and some delicious salted ginger in addition to the usual pickled variety. Highlights included hot sushi with crab and quails egg, smoked roe, exquisite fatty tuna, miso soup that owed more to a bouillabaisse than a japanese soup, and a truly delicious dessert of green tea jelly with salted ice cream (probably the only time we have ever had a nice Japanese dessert!). Well worth the visit for a really special experience. Top hint: this is a tiny restaurant tricky to find and with only 8 places at a sitting. You need to book and you need to check with the bank manager first..there are no prices for the meal just a bill. No cards taken, so take £200 per head and you should be okay.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

I was quite surprised to find out this place had so few reviews.Despite the language barrier we were able to book.The place is really hard to find but it's really welcoming and elegant .The chef is really nice and he explains every sushi piece in...english.This is not the traditional sushi place,here u can find traditional sushi and some classics revisited.We had some amazing pieces combining traditional sushi and kaiseki cooking that made this place the best place we ate in Japan by far.Definitely not cheap but for sure worth the money,we paid 140 euro but even for 200 it would have been fair.In one word awesome.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

A very small establishment that is known by few. Not the easiest place to find and there is no English menu. A Japanese friend brought me to this place and we had the most exquisite servings of sushi and other small dishes that used the...best of local produce available from different parts of Japan. Not inexpensive by Japanese standards but I walked away amazed and extremely satisfied.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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  • Service: 4.5
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