Top Hokkaido Sushi Spots: 'Isezushi' in Otaru, Hokkaido
If you're visiting Sapporo, you should definitely make your way out to the small neighboring town of Otaru, which is nestled along the coast. Here, you'll find an outstanding sushi restaurant called 'Isezushi' that has some of the most delicious sushi in Hokkaido.
The second-generation chef at Isezushi has many years of formal training and experience under his belt, yet still is always on the hunt for new ideas, even visiting new-fangled conveyor belt sushi restaurants for inspiration. It's this attitude that has allowed him to develop his own style and techniques that make for some truly outstanding sushi.
The ingredients used are the freshest available, and are sourced both locally and from other parts of the country. The chef prepares the sushi neta (toppings) in the most delicious way possible, even when it takes a great deal of time. The tuna shown above is marinated in the chef's special sauce for a day, and the tamagoyaki (egg) takes more than 4 hours of preparation. Eating the sushi here is truly a treat and is worth making the trip over from Sapporo!
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