It is a 3-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station in Tokyo. In one corner of a downtown building, there is a sushi restaurant called “Kizaki”, that is listed in the world-famous gourmet guide. In a Japanese space filled with a sense of cleanliness and high-class atmosphere, Chef Hitoshi Kizaki welcomes you with a smile. Chef Kizaki gained experience at the 1-star Ginza “Sushi Tokami” and its Hong Kong branch after working at “Ginza Kyubey Hotel New Otani”, and became independent in 2018 at the young age of 28.
“Kizaki” basically only serve one round. It is based on chef Kizaki's idea that guests should be able to enjoy the food and space leisurely and "I want to be able to face different people". Lunch is also available, and on Sundays you can bring your children (from 0 years old). Careful attention should be paid to the weather everydat, and carefully-selected seafood will either be served fresh or left in the restaurant for several days. The vinegar for vinegared rice is a blend of white vinegar as the main and a little red vinegar so that it goes well with various seafood. As for rice, only the part with the largest grain and the highest sugar content, which is left after sieving "Mizuho no Kagayaki", a minor late maturing variety of Niigata rice, before milling.
The specialty of “Kizaki”, "Tossaki hand roll", is served with carefully selected vinegared rice and rare parts of tuna. It is a specialty of “Sushi Tokami” where the chef was trained, and while inheriting the style, the seaweed, vinegar and rice have a unique flavor. Seasonal sides such as "Monkfish liver" and "Salted Japanese common squid " are also attractive. The wine is limited to clean and refreshing ones that go well with sushi or the sides, such as Chardonnay from Burgundy or Champagne from Blanc de Blancs. There is a wide variety of sake, the restaurant will suggest the order and brands according to the guest's drinking style and preference.
The restaurant that uses plenty of cypress has only 8 counter seats that are lined up in a straight line to prevent the guests from having eye-contacts. Antiques are often used to enhance dishes, and glassware are used for cold sake. You can relax in various situations, such as dates, anniversaries, Sunday lunches with family and children. You will definitely want to enjoy the special sushi made by the master chef who comes from a 1-star restaurant.
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A 3-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)