Sushi Shin, Tokyo Food Review

Introduction

  • Restaurant Name: Sushi Shin 鮨 真
  • Date and Time of Visit: March 22, 2019, 8:30pm
  • Where: Tokyo Japan
  • Menu: Sushi Omakase
  • Price: 22,000 JPY per person
  • Reservation Difficulty: It’s relatively difficult to get a reservation here especially during cherry blossom season. I had the concierge at the Conrad Tokyo secure a reservation for me about a month in advance.

Sushi Shin is Master Chef Shintaro Shin Suzuki’s one star Michelin Sushi-ya in Tokyo.

Location

Sushi Shin is located near Roppongi, which is about a 10-minute cab ride from the Conrad Tokyo.

4-chōme-18-20 Nishiazabu, Minato City, Tōkyō-to 106-0031, Japan

You walk up to an unassuming entryway with a sliding wooden door.

Entryway at Sushi Shin

Experience

Sushi Shin has just 8 seats at the sushi bar, which is typical of many sushi shops in Japan.

Pro tip: There are 2 separate seating areas situated away from the sushi bar that can accommodate 2 and 6 people respectively, but I recommend sitting at the sushi bar.

The restaurant has English speaking staff that made the process less intimidating than other restaurants I’ve been to in Japan. Chef Suzuki would describe each dish in Japanese and then one of his staff would approach to instruct if the dish was intended to be eaten with your hands or chopsticks and whether to dip the fish in soy sauce.

Chef Suzuki expressed some initial concern when he saw a giraffe in his restaurant, but became comfortable after I reassured him that I didn’t have any dietary restrictions.

The Food

The food was really the star of the show. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the chef meticulously prepare each dish. Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed of the chef at work.

Shirako- a.k.a fish sperm
Grilled Scallop with Nori
Horse Mackerel Sushi
Lean Tuna Sushi
Extra Fatty Tuna Sushi
Sardine Sushi
Prawn Sushi
Uni! I normally don’t like uni, but this was very good
Unagi a.k.a freshwater eel
Tamago- a type of Japanese omelette, which is made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg

Overall Verdict

First Class Giraffe Approved

Sushi Shin has delicious fish with amazing presentation. Truly first class.

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