Sushi Shin (鮨 真), Tokyo

Sushi Shin is located in Nishiazabu, a quiet area with a lot of small high end eateries.

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Sushi shin was opened in 2003 in Nishiazabu and it was moved to its current location in 2011. I tried to dig up more information about Chef Suzuki, but even the shop has over 10 years of history, there’s limited information about this place.

Seemingly Chef Suziki was not trained in any of the big sushiyas. He is a person who started to work in a sushi shop as a part time, trained in one or two more sushi restaurants, then travel to different places to eat and learn about sushi.

Although he is not graduated in any of the ‘Ivy Leagues’, his restaurant was fully packed during my visit and I was the only foreigner there.

His sushi style is leaning towards the edo-mae style. His sushi didn’t impress me but it didn’t disappoint me either. The good thing about this place it’s that it’s quite easy to book, even a week in advance should be fine. So if you ran out of options, this could be your choice.

Sushi Shin (鮨 真)
Address: Nishi Azabu CO-HOUSE 1F, 4-18-20 Nishi Azabu , Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区西麻布4-18-20 西麻布CO-HOUSE 1F)
Tel: 03-5485-0031

Opening Hours: 12pm – 2pm (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 6pm – 11pm (Tuesday to Sunday); (Closed Monday)
Chef: Suziki Shintaro (鈴木真太郎)
Visited on: 29 November, 2015

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