[Tokyo] 2* Sushi Kimura 鮨喜邑 - Master of Aged Sushi
Rating: ❤❤❤❤1/2 (4.5/5)
Last meal in Tokyo this time was at 2* Sushi Kimura which is well known for its unique fish aging sushi. Kimura-San stumbled upon fish aging by accident and through trial and error, he became an expert on that. Many sushi restaurants also age some of their fish but probably not to the extreme that Kimura-San does - with some fish aging for over 50 days! Deviating from traditional edomae sushi, you will find very creative and one-of-a-kind tsumami and nigiri at Sushi Kimura. While the style may not appeal to everyone, I thought it was well worth trying if you want a different perspective on sushi. Apart from the food, the atmosphere was casual and warm as Kimura-San and his mother were very friendly - it’s definitely a place I would love to visit regularly!
Iwate Kaki Soba
Hokkaido Karei (Rockfish)
One of my favorite tsumami was the Shirako Risotto which is something I never thought I would be served in a sushi restaurant!
The Watarigani (Japanese Blue Crab) marinated in soy sauce was my absolute favorite tsumami though as it tasted just like the Korean ganjang gejang - packed with so much flavor and the addition of sansho to make it a bit spicy was just finger licking delicious!
Shari with Nori
Sawara (aged for 26 days)
Sayori (aged for 1 week)
Kinmedai (aged for 2 weeks)
Kawahagi with liver
Sujiko (aged for 4 weeks)
The best nigiri of the night had to go to this magnificent Swordfish which had been aged for a whopping 53 days - the taste was so intense and even had a hint of coffee flavor.
3 Chome-21-8 Tamagawa, Setagaya, Tokyo 158-0094, Japan
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