Sushi Saito ranks in the tops of my favourite meals in my lifetime so far, alongside L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Taipei and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London. Sushi Saito is a three Michelin star Japanese cuisine restaurant known for its sushi. It is quite hard to locate, hence I have attached a map below. It is in a very unassuming building right opposite the American Embassy, but the hunt is worth it!
Unfortunately, because this meal is >2 years ago, I cannot remember all the details of the dishes, but the freshness of the seafood and their perfect balance with the amount of rice lingers in my mind till today. There were 2 lunch sets – 12 pieces or 18 pieces. You only pick the number of pieces and not the individual type of sushi.
Ok, and wait for this…… this tuna belly was so fatty and soft, it tasted almost like red meat. AMAZING. I still remember how it tasted till today after >2 years! 🙂
It isn’t easy to make a reservation as you must speak fluent Japanese for them to understand you, and because usually, you need to book 2-3 months in advance (given the limited seats) but we found a really helpful site that can now help you with it online so you can make a reservation for Sushi Saito here =)
Moving onto other seafood, with natural sweetness and zingyness..
Roes that BURST in your mouth…
Perfect de-shelling going on…
Of course, no Japanese sushi meal is complete without unagi.
Ending the meal with the strong umi-ness.
MUST TRY!! But try to book 2-3 months in advance, and you will probably need a Japanese friend to book, as well as direct you to the restaurant eventually.
You can make a reservation for Sushi Saito here =)
Address: 1 Chome-9-15 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan (Directly across from the US embassy)
Hours: Wednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00–10:00 pm
Tel: +81 3-3589-4412 (You have to speak Japanese for reservations)
Make a reservation for Sushi Saito here