The original store for Sushi Kanesaka (鮨かねさか) can be found in Ginza, Tokyo. It’s a much better experience when compared to Shinji by Kanesaka (review) in Singapore. Seriously, a lot better.
The contrast in standards between the main Ginza shop and the Singapore branch makes me wonder if it’s a wise choice to expand when branches cannot keep up with the original standard. What’s more worrying is I hear Kanesaka has plans to set up shop in Hong Kong or Macau soon. I truly hope it’ll be a different story from its branch in Singapore.
Given its standards in Ginza, it surprised me on how easy I could get a seat. There were about eight guests on a weekday afternoon.
Three lunch menus are available at Kanesaka, ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 yen. I like how Kanesaka served their sushi in small portions. The meal started with three appetizers – small white shrimps, hairy crab with sea urchin, and stewed abalone.
Unlike some three star sushi establishments, Kanesaka felt a little weaker in developing its own style of sushi-making. Yet, you can tell the chef selects the freshest ingredients from the Tsukiji market every day. That alone makes their sushi very delicious and mouthwatering. It’s definitely a legit two-star sushi shop.
Sushi Kanesaka (銀座 鮨かねさか 本店)
Address: B/F, Misuzu Building, 8-10-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku,Tokyo (東京都中央区銀座8-10-3 三鈴ビル地下1階)
Tel: +81 3-5568-4411
Visited on: 29 July, 2013
Price: Lunch ￥5,000-15,000; Dinner￥20,000
Hours: Lunch 11:30-13:00pm; Dinner 17:00 – 22:00pm
Chef: Shinji Kanesaka