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.

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 …

katsuo (bonito) sashimi

Otoro81 – Superior Japanese Cuisine in Chiaia, Napoli

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Otoro81 is an upscale sushi restaurant and cocktail lounge in Chiaia, Napoli. It opened in early 2018 and caters to the trendy crowd as the most high end sushi restaurant in Napoli. With its stylish interior and strong focus on cocktails and lounge music with live DJs, it certainly is one of its kind in the city. Although it might …

maguro (tuna) with kappa (cucumber) maki inside out

Dox at Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf

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DOX is the in-house restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. The upscale 5-star hotel is located in the city’s vibrant media harbour and offers not only one of the best places to stay in the city but an alternative to the many Japanese restaurants in town. With the largest Japanese community in Germany calling Düsseldorf their home, …

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.

king sake (king salmon), suzuki (sea bass) sashimi

Sushi Ran – Exquisite Japanese Cuisine

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Once again I went to my all time favourite sushi restaurant in Sausalito, California: Sushi Ran. For man 3 decades is has been the de-facto standard for exquisite Japanese cuisine at the highest level in the San Francisco Bay Area. I myself have been there various times over the last years and always come back on every trip to California.

omakase tennen hamachi (wild yellowtai) sashimi

Sushi Ran – Exceptionally Amazing Japanese Cuisine

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Once again, I was in the San Francisco Bay Area and took the time to visit one of my all time favourite sushi restaurants, Sushi Ran in Sausalito. It has been among the highly rated Japanese restaurants in the U.S. and the world and been highly praised by top media outlets in addition to my personal mission to tell the …

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Sushi Ran – Sushi Bar Exclusives

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Whenever I am in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have to make my mandatory visit to Sushi Ran, my all time favourite Sushi Restaurant in Sausalito. According to Michael Bauer, it os one of the only 3 places to go for great sushi in the San Francisco Bay Area, leading the list for nearly 3 decades. So as usual, I went …

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.