Updated: July 30, 2019
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Sushi Shin in Tokyo for some of the world's best sushi


The Michelin starred restaurant is known in Japan and even globally for its outstanding sushi. For a high-end sushi experience in downtown Tokyo, it's one of the best choices there is.

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Sushi Shin

Hidden in a street of Nishi Azabujuban, Tokyo, this Michelin star winner serves beautiful sushi! Very popular among Japanese celebrities and people from overseas, this high-end sushi restaurant offers a top-notch sushi experience.

Just leave everything to the chef - this is called taking the 'omakase' course in Japanese - rather than choosing each neta (toppings) by yourself. The chef knows how to do it right with the best seasonal ingredients at hand. He's got your back, so don't worry, just let him know what you cannot eat, and he'll make your visit unforgettable.

Omakase course

Here are some beautiful creations you could find as part of your omakase course. Pieces are served one at a time and you are expected to eat soon after they are presented to you.
This is called shirako, or soft roe. It's really creamy and pleasant and considered a rare Japanese delicacy.
Look at the gloss on this red clam, indicating amazing freshness. It's perfectly cut and placed around a small piece of shari (sushi rice). In high-end sushi restaurants like this one, you don't even need to dip your sushi in soy sauce as the perfect amount is already brushed on it.
Sea urchin, or 'uni' in Japanese, is so incredibly delicious. Much like shirako, it's soft and creamy. It also has an incomparable oceanic savouriness and sweetness. So many Japanese people consider this one to be their favourite type of sushi. You'll know why if you taste it! There is a range of quality in uni; some are not so fresh and can be disappointing in taste, but the ones served at Sushi Shin are reliably outstanding.
A nigiri sushi with a beautiful huge shrimp as a neta! Notice the rice has a reddish hue. This is because red rice vinegar is used, which is the way to make it the traditional Edo style. It has a stronger fragrance than white vinegar and is considered to be of superior quality.
You might get served salmon roe as a side dish. These little shiny orange balls are almost too beautiful to eat. They burst in your mouth releasing a delicate oceanic umami flavour.
You'll probably get served some tuna sushi as well. As a general rule, the fattier the part, the more precious it is. This is 'otoro', the fattiest part of the tuna. You can see that it is lighter in colour. It's so soft that it melts in your mouth like butter.
The chef usually serves a good balance of 'shiromoi' (white flesh) and 'akami' (red flesh) sushi. Shiromi like this one are usually less fat and have a slightly harder texture. It's good to alternate between the two.

And how much will it cost you?

As you might expect from a Michelin starred restaurant, the price to dine there is not cheap. Expect to pay from ¥10,000 to ¥15,000 for lunch, and up to ¥30,000 for dinner. The quality is unquestionably amazing though, so if you can afford it, why not give it a try for a special occasion.
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