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 …

Sushi Ran - menu

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. 

hon maguro (bluefin tuna) sashimi

Sushi Ran – One Of Its Kind

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Whenever I am in the San Francisco Bay Area, I go to Sushi Ran at least one time. More often than not I wish I could go there any other day. I truly believe the all time classic Japanese restaurant to be one of the very best restaurants in the world. So once again, I share some photos from one …

lunch chopsticks

Sushi Ran – An All Time Classic

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Sushi Ran in Sausalito truly is an all time classic. For more than 30 years, it has been recognised among the top Japanese restaurants in the U.S. if not even the world. Highly praised by Michelin, Zagat as well as news outlets such as San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal or USA Today, it certainly is worth a visit for …

shima aji (stripped jack, white trevally) sashimi

Akiko’s Restaurant – Truly Remarkable Japanese Cuisine

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Akiko’s Restaurant is a tiny restaurant with maybe 30 seats in total. It’s very popular and a true sushi classic in the Bay Area as I told you before. As a restaurant on my shortlist of the most amazing sushi restaurant in the world, I tend to go here whenever I am in San Francisco. This time I went here with …