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“The best sushi I've ever had!”
Review of Sushi Kanesaka

Sushi Kanesaka
Ranked #197 of 8,074 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Our experience at Sushi Kanesaka was beyond superb!! It is not cheap but it is worth every penny or yen. We were there for lunch on April 2nd, 2012. Every piece of sushi has exceeded my expectations (I love sushi and Japanese food and have tried many places in US as well as Japan).

The textures, colors, flavors of Kanesaka sushi are still engraved in my memory. Highly recommend for any sushi lover! (Reservations recommended)

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Reviewed November 21, 2010

When we went to Kanesaka for dinner they were offering a omekasa for 20, 30 and 50 thousand yen. After much debate between 50 and 30, we went 30, and it was a good thing we did. Even though we are huge eaters and big sushi fans, we were unable to finish. I can't tell you how rare that is for us. And every single bite was FANTASTIC. Even items I normally don't enjoy (horse mackeral, uni etc) were absolutely delicious. So both quality and quantity were exceptionally high. (I'd say we were given about 20 items, largely sashimi, before the sushi started and we were given well over 15 pieces of sushi before we had to say "stop"). The service was very good - decent English spoken and very helpful with sake suggestions and descriptions of food. The atmosphere is quiet and understated, but still pleasant.
Be aware that it is very hard to find if you don't read Japanese. It's very centrally located but there isn't any signage in English and the entrance is relatively small (look for a balck curtain). Give yourself a few extra minutes of asking around in order to find it.

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Reviewed May 14, 2009

My experience at Kanesaka was superb. The sushi was unbelievably perfect. I didn't think it was possible to have fish-meat be so consistently tender and tasteful.

I sat at the bar. It was a little cramped, but as they had accomodated me on the spot without reservation, I felt fine about it. It's a kind of sushi place where you just order "sushi" and eat what the chef gives you. I guess you could decide which fish to order if you wanted, but I just went with the flow. I'm glad I did, because I got pieces I would never have ordered, such as squid and snapper, and I would then never have discovered how good it can be.

This is for sushi-lovers, as you don't get any side dishes. Though I love sushi, I tend to need something else to round out a meal. I would go again without hesitation, just for that quality of sushi. I ate more than twice as many pieces as I normally do, and felt fine, though I'm sensitve to sea-food.

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Reviewed July 24, 2008

Sushi Kanesaka is not for everyone. It is small, discreet, artful, subtle, powerful. It is 12 seats, unadvertised, a floor beneath street-level. It is edible inuendo. It is extraordinary. The chef, Shinji Kanesaka, is a progeny. A 30-something master, already two Michelin stars under his belt. However, wonderfully, he doesn't "know" that he is Shinji Kanesaka. The eel, sardine, jack fish, squid, and sea urchin stood out as the best I have ever tasted. I used to believe that Sushi Yasuda (NYC) was the finest; Mr. Kanesaka's preparations are superior. The rice, saké, nori, and service were perfect. For the quality of food, the price was reasonable ($150/person at lunch with ample saké). Omakase only. Shinji speaks English and will understand your allergies. Worth the trip to Tokyo.

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