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Average rating from 5 meals 7.4 / 10
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Tabelog
4.03

Chef

Izumi Kimura

Cuisine

Sushi

Foodle Reviews

8 / 10
on 11 Jun 2020

Third meal in almost as many weeks. One has to admire Kimura-san! Back in Toyama and the lock down easing in Japan his restaurant is almost full for lunch. Here he is back in his element preparing almost every single dish of the 20 course omakase lunch menu for his customers. At the same time he is shouting instructions to his four assistants to start the prep work on the next courses. He, unlike other es, does not start everybody at the same time, so it is a massive coordination effort to give... More

7 / 10
on 04 Jun 2020

I am not a great fan of pop-ups. Normally they never deliver the original experience, especially when it is a collaboration dinner. Nevertheless I felt I needed to show my face when Kimura-san comes from Toyama to show the folks in the capital what Toyama sushi is all about. He did not take the Shinkansen but drove so he could bring his own water to cook the rice with it. he also brought the sake master from the Masuizumi brewery with him who was able to explain the wonderful sake pairing.
And... More

7 / 10
on 24 Apr 2020

Back at my favourite sushi place in Toyama. Kimura-san is a person with a tiny body (he eats only once a day to maintain his leather jacket model body) but with a big heart. Even though he is hurting in this period, he keeps up a good spirit and makes you feel welcome.
We ordered the dinner menu and as always he did not disappoint. His shari is highly acidic, which I like and some of his neta preparations are very special.
He has a personal relationship with the Maisuzumi sake brewery which enables... More

7 / 10
on 22 Nov 2019

The sushi rock star in Toyama. Long hair, hyper active, super energetic but very, very friendly. Despite having a few assistants he does every nigiri himself. When his counter and the dining room is full this is a lot of nigiris.
His composition of the Omakase is unusual as he jumps between the otsumami and the nigiris, but the it does not feel out of order. Some of the treatments of his fish which are with the exception of the tune sourced from the Toyama bay, are very unique.
All of this combines... More

8 / 10
on 29 Nov 2018

When you enter this sushi restaurant which looks like an old school place you know that this place is different. The Chef Izumi Kimura is not shaven like most or all sushi chefs but has long hair, maybe even rasta dreadlocks hidden by his chef head. Once he gets going he offers a very warm hospitality and tells you his story. Apparently I took him 10 years and three unsuccessful attempts as a self taught sushi chef to create a sustainable business. When I was there for the early 6pm shift, I was... More

Recommended in Toyama

Address

3 Chome-5-7 Shinnezukamachi, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken 939-8205, Japan

Hours

Open hours

Phone

+81 76-422-0918

Tabelog

https://tabelog.com/en/toyama/A1601/A160101/16001163/