A seven-minute walk from Higashi-Kitazawa Station, Sushi Nishizaki sits in a quiet residential area that attracts gourmets and connoisseurs of all kinds of delights. In this high-end neighborhood, Chef Ryohei Nishizaki puts his heart into the sushi at the restaurant named after his own family name.
Chef Nishizaki trained at several sushi and Japanese restaurants and then served his apprenticeship at Sushi Namba Hibiya. He also worked at Sushi Shunsuke before he opened his own restaurant, Sushi Nishizaki, in April 2022.
Sushi Nishizaki offers a prix-fixe (fixed-priced) menu that starts with seven to eight delicacies, followed by 10 to 12 pieces of nigiri sushi. The sushi rice is prepared with two kinds of vinegar, light-colored red vinegar called “shiro” (meaning “white” in Japanese) and deep-colored red vinegar called “aka” (meaning “red” in Japanese), depending on the topping. The fish and shellfish are delivered in their best condition from Toyosu Market every morning. The signature delicacy is made of monkfish liver, which is thoroughly washed to remove the blood and smell and then simmered in lightly flavored dashi stock.
Chef Nishizaki emphasizes creating a satisfying sensation on the palate. He says that it is most rewarding to hear guests say, “I felt a sensation that I have never experienced before.” So, enjoy the sensations brought by his deliberate delicacies and sushi to your heart’s content.
The drink menu includes some 30 varieties of Japanese sake and a wide range of wines, mainly from Bourgogne and Champagne. In addition, Kombucha tea (lactic acid fermented tea) and Chinese white tea from Fujian, China are also available for guests who do not want alcohol.
Go down the stairs in the undressed concrete building, and you will find the door to Sushi Nishizaki on the first basement level. And from the moment you walk through the door, you will step into a completely different world filled with Japanese designs. Inside the restaurant inspired by Japanese tearooms, there is an eye-catching thick counter made of Kiso-hinoki cypress. The sushi serving stands were created by Mr. Taki Nakazato, a ceramist from Ryutagama, at the request of Chef Nishizaki, who visited him in Karatsu before he opened the restaurant. Visit Sushi Nishizaki with your family, partner, friends, or coworkers to enjoy the delicious dishes into which Chef Nishizaki pours his heart.
* The guests who book the private room with a counter can see Chef Nishizaki conjuring up sushi in front of them.
* The availability of this webpage does not guarantee that the restaurant presented provides services in English, unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that English services may also depend on staff availability at the restaurant.
6 minutes walk from Higashikitazawa Station