It is generally said that “sushi” represents Japanese cuisine. It is also one of the thing that you cannot miss when you come to Japan. This article will explain about the three best sushi restaurant in Tokyo which was also selected as a three-star restaurant from Michelin.
The best sushi in the world? -“Sukiyabashi Jiro”
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Sukiyabashi Jiro has been selected as a three-star restaurant for eight years. The price is around 30,000 yen (250 dollar) for 20 piece of sushi. You can understand how expensive this is because you could have two piece of sushi for 100 yen (less than one dollar) in a cheap sushi restaurant.
Reservation at Sukiyabashi Jiro is really difficult to make because of the small 10 seat restaurant and popularity from all over the world. There was a documentary movie made in America about the Sukiyabashi Jiro’s chef, Jiro and that is also one of the reason of the high popularity.
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It is also famous because Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe (prime minister of Japan) has visited here for dinner. It is said that Obama ate all of the sushi that was served and highly praised the taste of Jiro’s sushi.
Jiro is called as a person who makes the best sushi in the world. Most people who tasted the sushi says that the sushi Jiro makes is perfect and the best. The balance of the fish and the rice, the freshness, softness…everything is great. We can understand how this restaurant is fantastic from these evaluation.
Further information: http://www.sushi-jiro.jp/
Unique dishes -“Yoshitake”
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Yoshitake is also one of the top sushi restaurant in Tokyo. It has achieved the title of three-star restaurant for six years. Yoshitake is aslo difficult to make a reservation and you will have to wait more than six months to eat sushi there.
Chef’s care to the dish is remarkable. Head chef himself goes to the fish market every day to get the best fish for the guest. To serve the best sushi, chef spends most of the day preparing for the dish. He cares not only about fishes, but also rice, egg and nori (the seaweed used with sushi). Everything is considered and expected to be best for the guest.
Yoshitake has one sushi restaurant in Hong Kong and one in Tokyo. Both of them were evaluated as a three-star restaurant and from this we can understand the quality of this restaurant is truly high.
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Comparing to Sukiyabashi Jiro, Yoshitake has more unique plates. Sukiyabashi Jiro had only 20 piece of plain sushi. On the other hand, the dishes in Yoshitake has more variations and some of them are even artistic. Most time sashimi (only eating raw fish with soy sause) and miso soup are served in the course, so foreigners could enjoy not only sushi, but other traditional dishes too.
Further information: http://sushi-yoshitake.com/
Friendly chef -“Saitou”
Refer tot his site: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1308/A130802/13015251/
Siatou has received the title of three-star for five years and at the same time, it was selected as the best sushi restaurant in Tabelog (the famous Japanese buzz marketing sites). It is difficult to book Saitou as well, because of the fact that it is very popular and there are only seven seats in this restaurant.
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There is a reason why it has a high rate in Tabelog. Comparing to the other two sushi restaurants, Saitou has a good atmosphere. Most sushi restaurants are really quiet and the chef is so serious that the people who is not used to entering these kind of sushi restaurants feel uncomfortable.
The head chef in Saitou is known as a friendly person, so even it is the first time visiting, you could enjoy the meal. You could ask several questions if you wish, so if you don’t know a lot about sushi and has an interest of them, this is the best place to go.
The popular dish is the salmon roe sushi. It is only sold between September and December. Most salmon roe is salty and smells fishy, however, Saitou’s salmon roe is said to be completely different. If you are not used to the fishy smell, this is highly recommended.
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These three restaurants are the only three-star sushi restaurant in Japan. All of the restaurant has different characteristics and high quality taste. The restaurant is truly expensive and difficult to book but if you want to taste the “real” sushi you cannot miss it.