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on 27 Jan 2024

Sugita | Part III: The nigiri section of our late autumn course featured a glittering ensemble cast of hikarimono✨🙌🏻(kohada, aji, iwashi) and standout performances from the shima-aji and the sawara warayaki💫. As always, the sake that Sugita-san selected for me were on point—his knowledge of sake and understanding of how it complements each dish is outstanding🍶👏🏻! Massive love and respect to Sugita-san, @ladysushichef and the entire team for making every visit magical.... More

on 26 Jan 2024

Sugita | Part I: I always look forward to visiting Sugita, my most beloved sushiya, but it’s the reservations that fall the late autumn months make my heart race with excited anticipation🍂💗! While the “prize😐” fish varieties (maguro & buri) are not yet at their peak, the cooling waters are abundant with the fish I love most — hikarimono (silver-back fish), and Sugita-san’s kohada and aji are epic👏🏻❣️ At this time of year, the katsuo (bonito), saba (mackerel), iwashi (sardine)... More

on 28 Dec 2023

[한/日/EN] 日本橋蛎殻町 #すぎた (#Sugita sushi /스기타 스시)

"Nihombashi Kakigaracho Sugita", where you can enjoy an Edomae sushi course
에도마에 스시 코스를 즐길 수 있는 곳, “스기타 스시”

予約:完全予約制... More

on 05 Dec 2023

日本橋蛎殻町 すぎた
With such a diverse array of sushi chefs, ranging from those who focus purely on seeking the most prized cuts of every ingredient imaginable, to those who focus on finding the ultimate vinegar combinations to match, but there are only a few sushi chefs who one can look at as an artist of sorts. Sugita is one of those that have found the balance between culinary artistry, ingredient selection and execution. There is an almost surreal... More

9 / 10
on 11 May 2023

Great meal again. Some extraordinary pieces.

10 / 10
on 18 Dec 2021

I don’t think anybody would dispute that Sugita-san nigiri are at the very top of what one can get in Japan and by extension in the world. However, I was always slightly disappointed by his otsumami.
Not this time, quite the opposite. The plates which I don’t like disappeared and have been replaced by amazing creations.
Needless to say, that this was one, if not the best meal I ever had there.
Big Cinema!

9 / 10
on 21 Aug 2021

Summer visit at Sugita. Excellent food as always, I find, with some exceptions, the ostumami inferior to the nigiri, also in comparison to other high end sushi restaurants. The Scabbard Fish (Tachiuo, 太刀魚), a summer fish very popular in Japan, was excellent. Equally, the Hotate (帆立 / scallop) wrapped in Kombu was as good as it gets.
However when Sugita-San starts with the nigiri, he is arguably at the very top of his profession. There are very few daishō in Japan who form the nigiri as... More

on 31 Mar 2021

10 / 10
on 24 Jul 2020

I obviously have not tried all the top sushi places in Japan but a lot of them. When it comes to Edomae nigiris I doubt that Sugita San is not in the top three. His concentration when forming the nigiris is a study in mediation. The fish exclusively sourced and the shari with the right acidity.
A must experience if you can have it. Try hard, very hard!

10 / 10
on 02 Nov 2019

Another great meal at Sugita. This time on the same day as Saito (lunch and dinner). I am not sure if Saito had a rare off day but in direct comparison Sugita had the edge.
His concentration when forming the nigiri is like a study of mediation. He seem not to look but only to feel.
The neta is always impeccable and his rice seasoning is very much to my liking as the acidity dominates.
Sugita is now the number 1 sushi restaurant in Japan, I have been to maybe 100+ so surely not even representative,... More

9 / 10
on 17 Mar 2019

Currently ranked #2 on tabelog Sugita pleases with greatly calibrated otsumami and nigiris. His shari is less acidic as Saito-san's but it fits to his style.
Great place and wonderful to have Saito and Sugita almost back to back

on 15 Dec 2017

Thank you Sugita-san! ? Until next year! ?
Sushi Sugita (日本橋 蛎殻町 すぎた), Tokyo (April 2017)

10 / 10
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on 22 Apr 2017

Now this is something to die for!
A friend of mine convinced Sugita-san to open his restaurant just for the 4 of us on a Saturday for lunch.
His entire team and his lovely wife were there to serve us and since my friend's wife is Japanese communication went beyond the usual exchange of niceties.
This all translated into a sublime meal which will be ranked in my top ten meals EVER!
My wife and I are so grateful for the graciousness of Sugita-san and his wife to treat us to such an extraordinary... More

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