About a 10-minute walk from Nogizaka Station, Sushi Yamaguchi sits on a quiet side street near the Nishi-Azabu Crossing. The restaurant is helmed by Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, a faithful chef who gives his all to satisfy guests.
Chef Yamaguchi has been devoted to the art of sushi for his entire career. He trained at renowned sushi restaurants, including Sushisho in Yotsuya and Takumi Shingo in Minami-Aoyama, for a total of 14 years before he opened his own restaurant named after himself in February 2022.
“I always strive to be sincere and honest with each guest, as I was taught during my apprenticeship,” Chef Yamaguchi says. “In the meantime, I am deeply exploring my own style while sticking to the flavors and techniques I learned.”
Like Sushisho in Yotsuya, Sushi Yamaguchi offers a prix-fixe (fixed price) menu consisting of 20 to 22 courses of sushi and delicacies. The fish and shellfish are sourced from a fishmonger at Toyosu Market with whom the chef has had a good relationship since his apprenticeship. The sushi rice is kept at body temperature and seasoned with either white rice or red vinegar, depending on the topping.
Sushi Yamaguchi always keeps 10 labels of sake in stock, including the chef’s favorites such as Hitakami from Miyagi and Nogomi from Saga. A selection of white wines, including SOU from 98 Winery in his home prefecture of Yamanashi, are offered by the bottle or glass. If you do not know which drink you want, you can ask the chef to choose for you.
With a nine-seat counter, Sushi Yamaguchi is the perfect place for intimate meals with your family, partner, friends, or colleagues. Enjoy conversations with Chef Yamaguchi and his ever-evolving sushi and delicacies at Sushi Yamaguchi.
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A 10-minute from Nogizaka Station