Hakodate Sushi Kin @ Shimbashi

Back to Ginza, Ground Zero for sushi restaurants. People come here after work for a bite and then proceed to drinks in one of many hostess bars and karaokes around here. Due to its close proximity to Tsukiji, many sushi restaurants were established here. So if you have been around since 1984, you can be…

Shinzo @ Carpenter Street

Shinzo Japanese Cuisine is one of the best Japanese Omakase restaurant in town. Chef Lawrence Chia is one of Sushi Royalty, Nogawa-san’s disciple. He used to work with his brother Ronnie at Tatsuya, but since striking out on his own at Shinzo, we now have another place to go for top notch Japanese.

Takumi 炉匠炉端烧·酒 @ Shanghai

Robatayaki (炉端焼き, literally “fireside-cooking”) refers to a Japanese method of cooking similar to BBQ. Traditionally, different fresh seafood are grilled over a wide, flat open fireplace in the style of an irori, rather than a shichirin or other type of charcoal cooking implement using binchotan.

Tsukiji Sushi Say @ Ginza

If Tsukiji is the centre of all the world’s freshest seafood, then Ginza is the centre of the world’s best sushi. Besides the famous Jiro of Ginza, whom Robuchon called the most exquisite taste he has ever eaten (Jiro returned the compliment by saying Robuchon has the best tastebud in the world), Ginza is the…

Sushi Nogawa @ Concorde Hotel

Nogawa’s claim to fame is the fact that it is the first Sushi restaurant in Singapore. Not that they introduced sushi to Singapore, but they brought the Ginza Sushi restaurant concept to Singapore back in 1978.

Sushi Zanmai @ Asakusa

Sushi Zanmai claim to fame was the owner Kiyoshi Kimura’s crazy acts of bidding the most expensive bluefin tuna at the annual Tsukiji New Year Auctions. He last won the 2017 bid at a cool ¥74.2MN, yes that close to ¥5000 per slice of sushi which he sold at ¥428 a piece at Zanmai.

Sushi Kyotatsu @ Narita

Everytime before I transit in Narita or leave Japan from Narita, there’s one stop that I would make – Sushi Kyotatsu(寿司 京辰).

Ginza Kyubey @ Tokyo

Ginza Kyubey was founded in 1935 and is currently one of the best sushi restaurant in Japan. Helmed by Imaha Yosuke, 2nd generation owner and executive sushi chef, Kyubey serves only the finest seafood Japan can offer. No, you can’t order Salmon because any Japanese sushi masters worth their salt will not be seen serving…

Pop-Up Hello Kitty

Tucked inside the Wanchai Star Ferry Terminal is this Japanese fish market. HK Tsukiji Yamataka sells fresh imports from Tsukiji market. This week in May, they had another guest from Japan on her 42nd birthday – Hello Kitty.

Shinji by Kanesaka (Raffles)

Shinji Kanesaka honed his skills in the battleground of battlegrounds for Sushi restaurant – Ginza. In Ginza, you have the legendary Jiro and others that blazed the trails of sushi extraordinaire. Shinji came from the pedigree and graduated with flying colours and was awarded a precious Michelin star in his flagship store of his namesake…

Genki Sushi @ Orchard Central

Genki Sushi A children’s favorite sushi chain, because of the cute conveyor system they have in place. It was a brilliant idea given the shortage of manpower and yet solved the problem of sushi drying out in a traditional conveyor system. I think Genki has hit it right the second round after the long exit…

Sen-ryo 千両 @ Times Square CWB Hong Kong

Sen-ryo 千両 is a chain sushi restaurant in Singapore belonging to the Genki Sushi group. Why are they not in SIngapore? Very high quality at reasonable prices. Found in multiple locations.