A 6-minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station takes you to Satake, a sushi restaurant, on Ginza 8-chome. This is a new restaurant that was reopened with a new name in Higashi Ginza by Chef Takeshi Satake, who delighted the taste buds of sushi lovers in Ginza, one of the most competitive battlegrounds for sushi restaurants.
Chef Satake has been devoted entirely to the art of making sushi since he was 18 years old. He trained at renowned sushi restaurants in Tokyo and then opened his own restaurant, Sushi Satake, in 2016. His restaurant gained popularity and fame but closed its doors in 2020 with its patrons lamenting its closing. Then, after a one-year recharge, he made a fresh start by opening a new restaurant with a new name, Satake, in May 2021. Founded based on the concept of “remaining a standard for the next century,” Satake consists of three essences: elaborate sushi, smart service, and comfortable settings.
The prix fixe meal starts with some delicacies, followed by Nigiri sushi. The sushi at Satake is characterized by hot sushi rice served at around 70° Celsius. Although sushi rice is generally served at room temperature, his sushi broke the mold. He serves sushi at five different temperatures depending on the topping. The first nigiri sushi features fatty tuna belly. The tuna is sourced from Yamayuki, a popular tuna broker, in Toyosu Market and served with hot sushi rice seasoned with red vinegar so that the rich flavor of the fatty tuna will delight the taste buds. It is a powerful, bold piece of sushi with a large portion of sushi rice that will not fall apart but taste richer as you chew it. This sushi rice is made from Tsuyahime, a brand of rice from Yamagata.
The sake list offers 20 to 30 labels of quality Japanese sake, including Shobudani Kimoto from Hyogo, known as a robust sake brewed from high-quality Yamadanishiki rice, while the wine list features 20 to 30 labels of wines mainly from France.
Guests will be welcomed by an eye-catching 10-seat counter made of 250-year-old solid Yoshino hinoki cypress as they go through the noren curtain characterized by a bright greenish blue color traditionally called “shimbashi” and step into a stylish dining room designed by a renowned architect who has designed a number of famous restaurants. In addition, there is a private room with a five-seat counter, which makes the restaurant suitable for casual gatherings of sushi lovers, date nights, and dinners with family and colleagues.
Please enjoy the perfect combination of hot sushi rice and fresh toppings made by the sushi master at Satake.
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A 6-minutes walk from Tsukijishijo Station on the Oedo Line