Not Jiro, not Saito, but Sho – quite a few of Tokyo's high-end sushi connoisseurs swear by this small miracle in Yotsuya, which has fostered a veritable legion of famed itamae over the years while remaining firmly at the pinnacle of the sushi world. And even the 2015 departure of semi-legendary 'master' Keiji Nakazawa for Hawaii doesn't seem to have had any effect: commenting on the taste seems pointless, as everything you'll eat here is – for lack of a better word – perfect. What does deserve a mention, however, is the atmosphere: making every single customer feel at home, the chefs take great pride in their personal interaction with all who set foot inside Sho, carefully explaining each dish. If you manage to snag a reservation for lunch, go for the bara chirashi, available only to 20 diners each day.
|Venue name:||Sushi Sho||Contact:|
Yorindo Bldg 1F, 1-11 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-1.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm / closed Sun & hols, no lunch Tue, Thu & Sat|
|Transport:||Yotsuya Station (Chuo, Sobu, Marunouchi, Namboku lines)|