Tempura Naruse, Shizuoka
By any standard, one of the world’s greatest restaurants. An obsession with pristine local ingredients shows through the impeccable technique. Every detail is considered from the moment you arrive. The confidence with which chef works is astounding. No garnish, no wasted movements, no extraneous anything. The absolute distillation of deliciousness.
As my friend yesterday said after his first visit — “Now I have to rethink everything I knew about tempura.”