Dinner at Sushi Ikko (鮨 一幸)

Dinner at Sushi Ikko (鮨 一幸)

at Sushi Ikko (鮨 一幸) on 28 October 2019
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Junya Kudo is arguably one of the best sushi chefs in Japan. He is obsessed with ingredients, tries to purvey some unusual fish, source locally without being dogmatic in doing so. He displays a technique which resembles movements of a ballet dance rather than those of a chef. His knife skills are stunning and application of his soy sauce a joy to watch.
One example for his drive to source the best was the bonito we got. On very rare occasions a bonito thinks he is a tuna and starts swimming with a group of them. Of course they swim much faster than he normally would do, so they force him to go beyond his natural speed and therefore transform his muscle. There are less than 1% bonitos doing this but it is worth waiting to taste it.
One of the best places to eat sushi in Japan and because of that family hard to book

Sushi
10 / 10

Kue (Grouper)

Awari

Awari

Bonito which mistakenly thought he was a tuna and swam with them

Shirako

Ankimo

Ankimo

Sawara

Sumi Ika

Sumi Ika

Kimedai

Chu Toro

O toro

Uni

Akamutsu

Aji

Akagai

Buri

Buri

Buri