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Sushi Sakai Description

Sushi Sakai emerges as a testament to the timeless art of sushi. Elevated to the rank of the city's second-best, this multi-award-winning establishment is a gastronomic pilgrimage for sushi aficionados worldwide.
As you step into its welcoming embrace, you're immediately met with a symphony of flavors. Each sushi roll tells a tale of the ocean's bounty. From the rich, velvety texture of the tuna to the delicate nuances of aji, every bite is a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation. The dashi soup stands out, with patrons often dubbing it a 'liquid gold' experience.
The visionary behind this epicurean marvel, Mr. Sakai, is a culinary artist in his own right. His impressive array of accolades includes three Michelin stars and a hat-trick of Tabelog gold awards. Yet, what truly sets him apart is his deep-rooted philosophy of mentorship. Under his watchful eye, the next generation of sushi chefs are groomed, ensuring that the legacy of Sushi Sakai thrives.
The culinary delights are accentuated by the warm and intuitive service. The staff, with their attentive demeanor, seamlessly bridge any linguistic barriers, ensuring every patron feels right at home. Their interactions reflect Mr. Sakai's own ethos - limited in English but boundless in passion, ensuring every question finds its answer and every palate, its match.
For the connoisseurs of fine drinks, Sushi Sakai offers a curated selection of wines, sake, and champagnes, each handpicked to echo the dishes' symphonic flavors. These pairings, crafted by an in-house sommelier, promise to elevate the dining experience to a whole new dimension.
But a meal at Sushi Sakai isn't just about indulgence; it's a lesson in the age-old traditions of Edomae sushi. It’s an immersive journey that goes beyond taste, enlightening patrons about the intricate dance of flavors, craftsmanship, and unparalleled service.
A word to the wise: securing a reservation at this sought-after spot requires patience, often spanning months. But the reward? A gastronomic ballet that lingers long after the last bite, making every moment spent in anticipation worth its weight in gold.
In the panorama of Fukuoka's dining scene, Sushi Sakai is not just another restaurant. It's an ode to the age-old traditions of sushi-making, a canvas of culinary dreams, and a memory waiting to be cherished. A visit here is not just a meal but a chapter in one's culinary diary.

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Sushi Sakai Overview


Lane Round Building 2f, 3-20 Nishinakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0002


+81 (0) 92-726-6289


13 minutes walk from Nakasu Kawabata Station on the Subway Airport Line
10 minutes walk from Tenjin-minami Station on the Subway Nanakuma Line, Daimaru-mae

Operating Hours

Seating Times:
Sun-Mon: Closed
Tues: 18:00, 20:30
Wed-Fri: 11:00, 13:30, 18:00
Sat: 11:00, 13:30, 17:00, 19:30

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Restaurant Features

Reservations Required

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Sushi Sakai Reviews

Sushi Sakai Google Average Rating



The sushi were really flavourful. I particularly love the tuna and the aji. The chef was very professional and handled the food really well. The staff were really helpful and thoughful and catered to my needs as I didnt speak japanese. Overall an amazing experience.


I visited three months ago and loved it so much that I came again with my wife. A very nice, well-trained sushi master is here.


Excellent service and mind blowing sushi.
Even though Mr. Sakai has only taken eight english classes, he still managed to answer all my questions.
What else can be said about this place....
Mr. Sakai has three michelin stars and has three tabelog gold awards (2018, 2019, 2020). With these kinds of awards, you know this place will be amazing.

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