sake (salmon), ika (squid), tako (octopus), unagi (freshwater eel), saba yaki (grilled mackerel) nigiri

Okinii – Upscale All You Can Eat Sushi in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Okinii is a large sushi restaurant on the Immermannstrasse in Düsseldorf’s Japanese quarter. With its cocktail bar and dark and shiny interior design it caters to a bit more upscale all you can eat audience with an extensive menu that is available for lunch and dinner. It is part of chain with other locations in Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen, Essen, Bonn, Cologne …

spicy sake (salmon) maki tempura (fried roll)

Yoshi by Nagaya – Japanese Culinary Art in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Yoshi by Nagaya is branch of the infamous Japanese Nagaya restaurant for upscale fine dining in Düsseldorf. It is operated and hosted by chef Yoshizumi Nagaya, a student of Toshiro Kandagawa, the grand master of traditional Japanese cuisine, and Takada Hasho, the star of innovative culinary art. The modern and chic sushi restaurant serves traditional sushi, sashimi with a variety of main …

shima aji (striped jack), otoro (bluefin fatty tuna belly), chu toro (medium fatty bluefin tuna belly), madai (red seabream), ika (squid), maguro (bluefin tuna back) sahimi plate with wasabi

Matsumi – Most Exquisite Japanese Dining in Hamburg

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Matsumi is not just my all time favourite Japanese restaurant, it is certainly among the best restaurants on any scale for Japanese dining in Germany, Europe and even the world. For decades it serves as the pillar for excellence and provides about the most authentic experience I could imagine. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the restaurant remained closed for …

ise-ebi (lobster)

Jap One – Fine Japanese Dining in Chiaia, Napoli

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Jap One is one of few outstanding Japanese restaurant in Napoli. In its new location on Via Calabritto, the restaurant serves to upscale clientele in the posh neighbourhood of Chiaia. Even on weekdays, reservations might be ignorer despite the fact that they have extended seating ares in the basement of the restaurant.

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 …

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 …

toro (bluefin fatty tuna belly) nigiri

Sushi Ran – Incredible Sushi Delights in Sausalito, California

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Sushi Ran is among my favourite sushi restaurants in the world and it has been a classic for decades in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located in Sausalito, north of San Francisco, it offers most exquisit Japanese dishes for lunch dinner. I have been there many times, and make sure to go there whenever I am in the area. It …