tamago (egg omelet), maguro (tuna back) maki (roll), hotategai (scallop), unagi (freshwater eel), ebi (shrimp) nigiri, sake (salmon) gunkan (battleship sushi) with ikura (salmon roe), hamachi (yellowtail), sake (salmon), otoro (fatty tuna belly), chu-toro (medium fatty tuna belly) nigiri plate

Kushi-Tei of Tokyo – Japanese Classics in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Kushi-Tei of Tokyo ranks among the classic Japanese restaurants in Düsseldorf and is located in the Japanese quarter on the Immermannstraße. With recent closure of Kikaku, one of Düsseldorfs finest traditional Japanese restaurant, Kushi-Tei is among the shrinking outstanding options to choose from. The restaurant has simple but authentic interior design and provided a friendly atmosphere to both Japanese as well …

sake (salmon), maguro (tuna back), hamachi (yellowtail) sashimi, zuke chu toro (seared medium fatty tuna belly), maguro (tuna back), unagi (freshwater eel), sake yaki (grilled salmon), suzuki (sea bass), hotategai (scallop), hamachi (yellowtail), ebi (shrimp), saba (mackerel) nigiri, ikura (salmon roe) gunkan (battleship sushi) and tamago (egg omelet) plate

Yabase – Simple Authentic Japanese Cuisine in Düsseldorf

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Yabase is a Japanese restaurant in the Japanese quarter of Düsseldorf. It is small place, serving authentic, Japanese cuisine for more than 30 years. Together with a friend I went to Yabase for a nice dinner, even though the experience was a bit tainted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the instalments of glass shields between all tables to adopt the …

california roll, sake (Scottish salmon), maguro (lean tuna back), hamachi (Japanese yellowtail) sashimi, hamachi (Japanese yellowtail), chu toro (medium fatty tuna belly), tai (sea bream), aji (mackerel), sake (Scottish salmon) nigiri, spicy tuna roll, house roll

Nagaya – Japanese Sophistication in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Nagaya is an infamous Japanese restaurant for upscale fine dining operated and hosted by Yoshizumi Nagaya. In a modern and chic setting the artisan chef serves traditional sushi, sashimi, tempura & co in hard to match quality and variety with a European touch. The restaurant is one MICHELIN star restaurant and the only German sushi restaurant with this honour. The …

o toro (bluefin fatty tuna belly) nigiri closeup

eatTOKYO – Authentic Sushi in Düsseldorf, Germany

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eatTOKYO is a Japanese owned restaurant with 6 branches in Tokyo, London and Düsseldorf. It caters to Japanese, local and international clientele with authentic Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner and has 3 sites in Düsseldorf. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 I went to the restaurant on Immermannstraße once restaurants reopened for business. Even though restaurants were less frequented …

sake (salmon), amaebi ( sweet shrimp), tako (octopus) sashimi

Matsumi – All Time Sushi Favourites in Hamburg, Germany

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Matsumi is my all time favourite Japanese restaurant and whenever I am in Hamburg, I try to visit at least once. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the restaurant remained closed for many weeks and so I was especially happy to be able to have lunch there during my last trip to Hamburg. I was glad to see the restaurant …

maguro (tuna back), hotategai (scallop) sashimi

Kushi-Tei of Tokyo – Traditional Sushi in Düsseldorf

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Kushi-Tei of Tokyo is a traditional Japanese restaurant in the Japanese quarter in Düsseldorf. Located on the Immermannstraße in close proximity of many sushi restaurants to choose from, it certainly is one of the better options. With its authentic and down to earth atmosphere it caters to both Japanese as well as international clientele and offers both sushi bar as …

ebi tempura (fried shrimp) uramaki (inside out roll) with maguro (tuna back) and aioli

Sushi & Co – Casual Sushi Dining in Porto, Napoli

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Sushi & Co is relatively new sushi restaurant on Via Cardinale Guglielmo Sanfelice in Napoli, close to Municipio in the Porto quarter. It has a stylish and very modern atmosphere and caters to the trendy crown with basic sushi plates, fancy fried dishes unusual combinations of traditional Japanese and Mediterranean elements. Seats are limited, so on busy days reservations might …

aji (mackerel), kamasu (barracuda) nigiri

Jun Sakamoto – Unmistakable Sushi in São Paulo, Brazil

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Jun Sakamoto is a one MICHELIN star restaurant, discreetly hidden at Rua Lisboa 55 in São Paulo, Brazil. Attributed with high quality cooking and excellent menu options, the restaurant is a must for any sushi aficionado in town. It is safe to say, the reputation is well deserved. MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “Thanks to his larger-than-life personality, Leonardo Jun Sakamoto …

sake (salmon) uramaki (inside out roll) with avocado & hotategai (scallop) topping

Urubamba – Peruvian Japanese Delights in Chiaia, Napoli

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Urubamba is a Peruvian Japanese fusion restaurant in China, Napoli. It offers excellent menu options and a stylish decor and is a nice option among the many sushi restaurant around. The restaurant also emphasises that they use locally sourced fish and imported options only for varieties otherwise not available at local market. That is a nice thing to appreciate among …