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Takagaki's Sushi Description

Takagaki's Sushi is a renowned sushi restaurant located in Tokyo, Japan. Selected as one of the top 100 restaurants in Tokyo in 2022, this establishment is known for its exceptional sushi offerings. With a rating of 3.82 out of 5 stars and 191 reviews on the popular food review website, Tabelog, Takagaki's Sushi has garnered a loyal following of sushi enthusiasts.

What sets Takagaki's Sushi apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to quality and tradition. The skilled sushi chefs at this restaurant have mastered the art of sushi-making, ensuring that each piece is crafted with precision and expertise. The menu features a variety of sushi options, including both traditional and innovative creations. From classic nigiri sushi to creative rolls, there is something to satisfy every palate.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a serene and inviting atmosphere for diners. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the elegant table settings to the beautiful presentation of each dish. Whether you're a sushi connoisseur or simply looking to indulge in a memorable dining experience, Takagaki's Sushi is the perfect destination for a taste of authentic Japanese cuisine.

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Takagaki's Sushi Overview

Address

1-chōme-30-2 Nihonbashikakigarachō, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0014

Phone

+81 (0) 3-6231-0923

Access

2 minute walk from Mizutenjinmae Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Tue: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Wed: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 6:00PM-10:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Takagaki's Sushi Reviews

Takagaki's Sushi Google Average Rating

4.4

5

Google
We booked this special restaurant for our honeymoon trip and it was fantastic!

The quality of the food was exceptional and the three people working there were also 5 stars, they gave us privacy, explained each detail and made it a memorable evening for us all. The restaurant fits 6 people so it is indeed a very personal experience. However, if we had to say a “but” we would say it is very expensive, especially if you compare it to Michelin Star menus elsewhere (in terms of price vs. quantity).

Quick tip, the menu is closed but if after the last sushi piece you still have space for more, they are open to giving you some additional pieces.

Thanks so much and we 100% recommend!

5

Google
Our family really enjoyed our meal at Takagaki no Sushi. It was a special experience and the mix of both cooked food and sushi was a true pleasure.

We were pleasantly surprised by the number of perfectly cooked "snacks" in addition to the wonderful sushi. It was also extremely interesting watching Chef Takagaki at work and the exquisite timing he had in cutting different pieces of fish and letting the rest and come up to room temperature, while serving steamed food at the perfect time.

He started the evening by grating fresh wasabi and explaining we could use salt or soy sauce to season the snacks. We were then served:

Shiromi - white fish (hirame? - halibut)sashimi
Boiled (?) octopus
Steamed Shirako (cod parts)
Oysters - absolutely fabulous
Steamed animo (monkfish liver) - my surprise favorite
Steamed sea bream

(We proceeded to make a faux pas of pouring some soy sauce at this point, right before there would be no need as all the subsequent pieces of nigiri were seasoned by the chef.)

At this point, we were served pickled ginger to use for the rest of the meal and were served:
Akamai (lean tuna)
Chu-toro (medium fatty tuna)
Otoro (fatty tuna) - so good!
Akamai (ark shell - red clam) - beautifully served
Shiromi - white fish (tai? - sea bream)
Shiromi - white fish (buri? - yellowtail)
Steamed Ebi (shrimp) - beautiful and perfectly cooked
Fish (?) broth with slivered green onions
Ikura (salmon roe)
Anago (sea eel)
Tamago (grilled egg)
Kanpyo maki (egg)

We loved our meal and are thankful to the chef for providing the opportunity for us to see him at work and to create a wonderful memory that will last the rest of our lives.

My only regret was not pre-ordering the option for additional sushi as the food was so delicious. Although our stomaches were satisfied, we would have loved to stay with the two, more experienced local customers who had pre-ordered additional pieces of sushi.

It is also worth noting that we had extreme difficulty getting reservations at a high end sushi restaurant in Tokyo. It appears that the combination of the use of Michelin and tabelog, the pandemic, and the reopening of Japan to tourists, has made many high end sushi restaurants more insular with many closed to reservations from newcomers, let alone tourists traveling from abroad. I researched the reservation process for all 38 Michelin starred and bib sushi restaurants and was rejected by almost all of them. We greatly appreciate that Chef Takagaki still allowed reservations with foreign guests through jpneazy and welcomed a family of four from abroad to dine at his 6 seat restaurant.

Our family regrettably knew very little Japanese, but had tried to research how to correctly eat at a sushi restaurant. My daughter read Jiro's sushi's advice on eating sushi with hands or using chopsticks to support the sushi from the bottom. Also thank you to the Sushi Geek website for their reviews and advice on the customs of eating sushi.

In regards to the chef's demeanor... we always felt treated with respect by him even as foreign tourists with young teenagers. He was very nice about my wife's request for less rice. We talked very little with him due to the language barrier. But it was fun watching him occasionally banter with the two local guests who spoke Japanese - we wish we could have understood what they said. When Chef Takagaki was not talking to them, he was very focused on providing a stunning meal. His focus might cause some guests to think he was aloof, but to us it was a sign of his care for his craft and his customers. When we left he said goodbye to us warmly.

Another indelible memory we will cherish is of the very kind waitress who kept waving to us from outside the restaurant in the warm darkness until we had made it all the way to the end of the street. Her goodbye, reminiscent of scenes from Asian dramas, capped a memorable evening of wonderful food and mastery that my family will be talking about for years to come.

Thank you, Chef Takagaki.

5

Google
Carrying the shimizu label forward. The most brute distillation of the lineage yet. Some of my favorite sushi.

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