Updated: August 07, 2018
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Sushi Yoshitake: A 3-Michelin Star Culinary Experience [Reservation & Info]

Ginza

Sushi Yoshitake, a hidden-away restaurant offering creme de la creme Edo-style sushi in Ginza, Tokyo. If you want to know what amazing top-notch sushi takes like, then you should make it a priority to eat here at least once in your life. Don't forget to make a reservation way ahead of time!

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Sushi Yoshitake

Sushi Yoshitake is simply an unforgettable dining experience! There are only two dining times: 18:00-20:00 or 20:30-22:30. You have two hours to savour these incredible sushi and you can only have the chef's "omakase" (the chef's course); it is ¥35,000 plus a 10% service fee.
You are seated at the counter and can even watch the chef prepare the food in front of you. The chef and staff speak great English and are very welcoming.
Sushi Yoshitake is also located on the northern side of the station. This place serves beautiful, exquisite sushi. The water used for cooking the rice is actually from a hot spring in Kagoshima! The chef selects the finest ingredients himself daily from the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. He has a great artistic sense so every dish is beautifully arranged on top of having an outstanding taste. There is a beautiful wooden counter in this seclusive restaurant! You won't forget your experience here.

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Having a seat at the counter, you get to enjoy watching the chef prepare the ingredients with the most intricate dexterity. No wonder it takes years and years of apprenticeship before becoming a sushi master. Sushi preparation is much closer to martial arts than it is to cuisine when you see how the chef handles a knife.
Many people imagine sushi to be raw fish served over vinegared rice, but in fact, the preparation is much more complex. The fish can be aged or marinated to give it a deeper flavour and perfect texture. The fish served here can also be grilled, as can be seen in the picture above.
As this restaurant is a high-end sushi restaurant, there is a dress code. T-shirts are not allowed, and men cannot wear shorts or sandals. Furthermore, children under the age of 13 are not allowed. That being said, children 13 and up who can eat the same menu as adults are welcome.
Even people who hate "uni" (sea urchin) can enjoy this dish at Sushi Yoshitake. The sea urchin is so incredibly tender and fresh, it resembles a savoury dessert more than seafood. It's like saltwater infused cream. Simple heavenly!
The dishes are served slowly one by one to give you the time to savour each piece of sushi slowly.
If you're a sushi-lover back home, you should try Sushi Yoshitake at least once in your lifetime. However, be warned, once you have sushi here, the bar will be set very high from then on.

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Sushi Yoshitake, a hidden-away restaurant offering creme de la creme Edo-style sushi in Ginza, Tokyo. If you want to know what amazing top-notch sushi takes like, then you should make it a priority to eat here at least once in your life. Don't forget to make a reservation way ahead of time!
Lili Wanderlust
I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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