Without a doubt, sushi is one of Japan’s greatest gastronomical gifts to the world. Almost poetic in its simplicity, good sushi relies on two things: the freshness of the ingredients and the knife skills of the chef.
Whether you like your raw fish draped over bite-sized balls of vinegared rice, rolled up in toasted nori seaweed or pressed into fat rectangular logs, delicious sushi can be found in every price range.
The sushi at Sushisho Masa in Roppongi (a nightlife district popular with foreigners in Tokyo) is nothing short of perfection. Each exquisite piece is served with flair, and specific instructions on how to eat it. At around ¥20,000 ($200) per person, it’s a splurge, but perfection doesn’t come cheap.
Sushisho Masa, 4-1-15 Nishiazabu B1F Seven Nishiazabu, Minato 106-0031 Tokyo Prefecture