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Average rating from 3 meals 8.3 / 10
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Yuichi Arai



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9 / 10
on 30 Apr 2021

Arai san is arguably in the top tier of Edomae sushi restaurants in Tokyo. He used to host his guest in the basement of a mindern building in Ginza. Now he has emerged from the cellar to the second floor and created a very beautiful space. The basement was now given to his apprentice Mei Ko hos is now ruling the former main counter.
With the move came now rules. No photos and phones (except the maguro).
Irregardless of these rules the quality and execution is still flawless and so tasty.
The... More

on 28 Apr 2021

It had been four years and two months since my previous visit to Sushi Arai. My notes from that meal say “fantastic! This place is going to get crazy busy”.

Sadly, I was far too accurate. Now quite hard to book, and deservedly so. Arai-san is doing great work, so much so that he moved upstairs to a larger space shortly after this meal.

Top level sushi, a must-go.

8 / 10
on 12 Jul 2020

High end Sushi Arai has two counters. The side counters is manned (or in this case womanned) by the head apprentice of the head chef. You get the same fish, same preparation and shari, but obviously a different nigiri forming personality. Mei Kogo is one of the very few female sushi chefs in a high end shushiya in Japan. This is because of this absurd myth that females have not the correct body temperature for forming the nigiri. Not only did she manage to become the head apprentice but she will... More

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Japan, 〒104-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Ginza, 8 Chome−10−2 ルアンビル地下1F


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