Sushi Mizutani, Tokyo
Sushi Mizutani has been selected by CNN Travel as Tokyo’s best high end choice for sushi. Under the watchful eye of the chef and owner Hachiro Mizutani, his kitchen team concoct favourites such as Mushi-Awabi (Steamed Abalone) and Tamago-Yaki (Sweetened, Soy-Flavoured Omelet) while his wife chatters to customers and refills wine glasses.
Little known outside Japan, this culinary gem is located in Tokyo’s Ginza, using the finest, freshest ingredients to earn its reputation among culinary enthusiasts. With only 10 available seats, aspiring guests must book months in advance to avoid disappointment.
Far from providing the conveyor-belt service of commercial Japanese restaurants, Sushi Mizutani offers a truly traditional experience. Diners cannot expect extensive menus, English-speaking waiters or to pay buy card; instead, they can hope to form personal bonds with the Mizutani family, order from a special menu, and bask in this highly intimate and personable setting.