Simply put, Sushi Hajime is one of Tokyo’s best-kept secrets. The friendly and skilled chef at this omakase establishment in unassuming Nishi Sugamo makes what just might be the best sushi in town. Each fresh nigiri (raw fish over pressed vinegared rice) is exquisitely presented, one at a time, in a highly varied course that can last a leisurely two or three hours – a far cry from the traditional 30-minute presentation – allowing diners to savour every buttery bite.
Melt-in-your-mouth unaju drenched in a tangy house sauce
Lavish tofu dishes served at an Edo-style wooden cottage
Haute Japanese cuisine in a casual, fuss-free setting
Delicious grilled food and entertaining stories from the chef