omakase fish preparation

Sushiya – Glorious Sushi Bar in Tokyo.

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How long after you try something amazing, do you forget about it? I’m writing this almost one year after we visited Sushiya in Tokyo, and I still remember the taste, the tenderness, the aroma of the otoro as if I was there, touching it. The same neurons that were firing up in my brain are making me salivate again today.

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‘Osushi Japanese Restaurant – An Authentic Sushi Experience in Napoli, Italy

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While in Napoli, I went to ‘Osushi Japanese restaurant in Vomero, one of Napoli’s attractive night life areas, with some new friends. The restaurant is nicely decorated and seems to be focussing on authentic Japanese cuisine. Although influenced by the southern Italian nuances, it sticks to very classic sushi dishes with locally sourced fish etc. Compared to other sushi restaurant in …

hirame (halibut), kanpachi (amber jack) sashimi

Sushi Ran – Supreme Japanese Cuisine

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Once again I am writing about Sushi Ran, my all time favourite sushi restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area and certainly one of the very best in the world. Highly praised for many decades, the restaurant keeps setting the de facto standard for upscale and premium Japanese cuisine on the west coast. 

sake (king salmon), maguro (big eye tuna), suzuki (sea bass), hirame (halibut) sashimi

Akiko’s Restaurant – Traditional-Contemporary Sushi

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Akiko’s Restaurant is located near Union Square and the Dragon’s Gate to Chinatown at 431 Bush St in San Francisco (there is another restaurant also called Akiko on Mason St, so be aware to avoid any confusion). The restaurant is rather tiny with maybe 30 seats in total. It’s very popular and a true sushi classic in the Bay Area. …

sustainable zuke chu toro (bluefin medium fatty tuna belly) sashimi

Kusakabe – Kaiseki Style Sushi

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Kusakabe is a fairly new restaurant in the financial district of San Francisco at 584 Washington St. It opened its doors on June 16, 2014 and is owned and operated by sushi chef Mitsunori Kusakabe, the former sushi chef infamous sushi restaurant Sushi Ran in Sausalito. Kusakabe gained a Michelin Star in 2015 and surely is a remarkable sushi restaurant by …