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Restaurants

Sushi Obana (鮨おばな)

5-1 Ōtemachi, Tatebayashi, Gunma 374-0023, Japan

Ama Moto (東麻布 天本)

1-chōme-7-9 Higashiazabu, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0044, Japan

Naruse (成生)

12-2 Maruyamachō, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka, 420-0861, Japan

New review on Tempura Naruse, the best Tempura restaurant in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

I shouldn’t be surprised though. Naruse gets their ingredients from the volcanic foothills of Mount Fuji, and Suruga Bay via Sasue Maeda (a highly sought after seafood supplier) with first dibs on everything before they’re sent to the Toyosu... More

New review on Tempura Naruse, the best Tempura restaurant in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

Perfection.

I’ve never believed in the word “perfection”. Not in a “I don’t believe in ghosts” or “I don’t believe that NASA ever landed on the moon” way *puts on tinfoil hat*. I believe in the concept of perfection, but... More

New review on Sushi Amamoto, one of hardest to reserve Sushiyas in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

Sure, the hype and difficulty in getting a seat is still significantly higher than the food quality itself. When the reservation difficulty is this high, I don’t think any restaurant is worth it, even my favourites. But that’s hardly... More

New review on Sushi Amamoto, one of hardest to reserve Sushiyas in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

I was wrong.

Not about Amamoto being over hyped. Not about his otsumami being stronger than his nigiri. And not about other sushiyas in Japan having a similar level of sushi quality while being significantly easier to book.

But... More

New review on Sushi Amamoto, one of hardest to reserve Sushiyas in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

After my 2019 meal, I was quite dismissive. Even after dining there, I thought it was a foodie circle jerk. That the food was good but the reason for Amamoto’s popularity was more to be seen to be eating there.

What I saw this... More

New review on Sushi Obana, one of my top 3 Sushiyas in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

Despite having the privilege of dining at most of the top-tier famous Sushiyas in Japan, my favourite Edomae-style Sushiya is the relatively inconspicuous Sushi Obana

New review on Sushi Obana, one of my top 3 Sushiyas in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

Fellow foodies are always baffled by my answer, either confused by having never heard of Obana or confused by how the food at Obana can possibly be better than likes of Amamoto, Namba, Sawada etc.

After all, Obana is well known for purchasing... More

New review on Tempura Naruse, the best Tempura restaurant in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

I shouldn’t be surprised though. Naruse gets their ingredients from the volcanic foothills of Mount Fuji, and Suruga Bay via Sasue Maeda (a highly sought after seafood supplier) with first dibs on everything before they’re sent to the Toyosu... More

New review on Tempura Naruse, the best Tempura restaurant in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

Perfection.

I’ve never believed in the word “perfection”. Not in a “I don’t believe in ghosts” or “I don’t believe that NASA ever landed on the moon” way *puts on tinfoil hat*. I believe in the concept of perfection, but... More

New review on Sushi Amamoto, one of hardest to reserve Sushiyas in Japan, up on my blog 🔼 Link in profile 🔼

Sure, the hype and difficulty in getting a seat is still significantly higher than the food quality itself. When the reservation difficulty is this high, I don’t think any restaurant is worth it, even my favourites. But that’s hardly... More