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Takayoshi Yamaguchi


Japanese Cuisine

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10 / 10
on 08 Feb 2023

Gran finale of the kani season. Master Yamaguchi always surprises with new creations.

on 23 Jan 2023

Sushi Mekumi すし処めくみ 3rd visit — 1st time during the peak of the crab season and this meal was at another level compared to the previous 2 visits in summer. 3 types of crabs served with Kani miso over leg meat. A few nigiris and finally uni rice seasoned with seaweed. Definitely the best place for crabs among all sushi restaurants. •

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on 12 Jun 2022

Mekumi すし処 めくみ 2nd visit — better season this time so the experience was a lot more enjoyable than my first visit. Special ingredients include gasu ebi, the season’s last fugu shirako and bafun uni. The seaweed seasoned uni rice was heavenly. (No pictures on the nigiris as you are supposed to eat them as soon as they are served) •

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on 28 Feb 2021

Sushidokoro Mekumi, outside of Kanazawa. A singular experience by a truly dedicated chef. Famous for his painstaking procurement of seafood around the region, and a unique style. No nigiri pictures allowed. Sake paring is a must, as well. Extremely fortunate to have gone twice in crab season.

on 17 Feb 2021

『すし処 めくみ』


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on 06 Jan 2021

Sashimi of bonito and yellowtail caught in the morning



Sushidokoro Mekumi Nonoichi, Ishikawa
石川 野々市「寿し処 めくみ」


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on 26 Dec 2020

Kyoto + Kanazawa + Kaga Onsen Autumn Trip

Posting a bunch of places all at once, since I’m way behind.

Kanazawa: Sushi Mekumi @sushidokoro.mekumi

Yamaguchi-san is not serving typical sushi. Our crab course started with five different types of crab in seven preparations, followed by some bycatch shrimp and whelk, then on to nigiri. Superb flavors, delicate shari, and great saké pairings. A must-go, 100% worth the trip.

10 / 10
on 24 Sep 2020

Takayoshi Yamaguchi san restaurant is generally listed as a sushi restaurant. I think this classification is wrong as he now clearly has established himself in his own category.
Yes, he still serves nigiris, but most of them have not a raw neta, but a cooked one. So together with his otsumami most of the food is cooked.
The sourcing is always absolutely top notch, the execution flawless. Together it creates an unbelievable meal. His extensive sake selection and pairing with his food leaves no... More

10 / 10
on 17 Sep 2020

Kani dinner at Mekumi. The Master at his best.

Note: Only otsumami pictures. The Chef does not want pictures to be taken for the nigiris.

10 / 10
on 26 Aug 2020

Fourth meal in 2020 at one of my favorites places. No words needed, however I want to mention four dishes which are extraordinary.
First crab (kani) of the year, the nodoguro (Blackthroat seaperch or rosy seabass), the wild unagi and the deconstructed Uni hosomaki.

9 / 10
on 22 Jul 2020

The Master of Kanazawa always delivers, always astonishes.

10 / 10
on 01 Jul 2020

No comment, another great meal.

10 / 10
on 18 Jun 2020

Another meal at Mekumi-san. Truly one of the best sushi restaurants in Japan. The skill and determination of Mekumi-San is unparalleled. This time we only got two raw nigiri and thereafter only cooked ones. There are no pictures as he asked us to eat them quickly and not waste time making pictures. So no pictures, only great tast memories.

10 / 10
on 21 Nov 2019

The master in action, now words needed

10 / 10
on 02 Dec 2018

Takayoshi Yamaguchi - the master of them all

There you go and make a really effort and learn to experience the best sushi places on earth. You think you know something. Then you go to Sushitokoro Mekumi and life is changed. You know nothing, you wasted your life. It is that good, believe me!
I do not know where to start but let me just pick his crab preparations. Having heated the hair carb a little bit, he boils down the crab that has been cleaned carefully with water with a salt concentration... More

on 19 Oct 2017

Kanazawa is known for its abundance in fresh seafood due to its proximity to the Japan Sea. So naturally, our first stop in this city is one of the top sushiyas - Mekumi (すし処 めくみ) - which is #2 on Tabelog in the Ishikawa Prefecture for sushi. Chef Takahashi Yamaguchi runs the show here, preparing everything with the help of 1 apprentice and serving everything himself. There are just 8 seats at the counter and food photography was not permitted. What stood out the most is the... More

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