Even for casual observers, Ginza is known for being home to a stellar array of famous Japanese restaurants.
A six-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station, a building with a small streetlight emblazoned “鮨 (sushi)” is a subtle clue as to Ginza Kurosu’s location. Passing through the dyed noren (curtain) imprinted with “鮨 (sushi)”, guests are greeted by a clear plain wooden counter, where sushi master Noriaku Kurosu awaits.
Chef-owner Kurosu started his training at renowned sushi restaurant Ginza Kyubei. After working at Japanese restaurant Nogizaka Kamiya and sushi Rin Ginza, he became independent in 2008. Ginza Kurosu in Ginza, Kurosu's home ground, has received solid support for 12 years since its opening.
Most of the seafood for Korosu’s sushi is from Toyosu market. Here, he chooses the seafood by paying close attention to the seafood itself — not the place of origin. Many of the restaurant’s regulars return for the popular blackthroat seaperch nigiri that is served throughout the year, caught in the waters around Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture. Kampyo-maki is also a hidden specialty of Ginza Kurosu, while seasonal salmon roe is served fresh from autumn to winter.
For drinks, wine and sake are offered to guests, as well as 20-25 varieties of Japanese sake, such as Juyondai, Hiroki, Katsukoma, and Buyu from the chef’s hometown of Ibaraki. Wines lean French and Japanese, and are available by the glass and bottle.
A clean, simple and comfortable interior seats guests at six counter chairs and private rooms, each accommodating two or four diners. The counter and the private room have separate lines, ensuring discretion between different parties.
Kurosu focuses not only on sushi itself, but also on making guests feel at home, ensuring each visit is as memorable and warm as the last.
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A 3-minute walk from Ginza Station, Exit A1 (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)