arry: Reserve the Impossible in Japan

It has been a long while since I last updated my blog. I aimed to clear my blog post before 2017, but seemingly I’ll need to postpone it to the year of chicken (Chinese New Year).

I didn’t update my blog in the past months mainly because I was helping on the launch of arry. arry is a ticketing system for some hard to reserve restaurants in Japan. Restaurants that arry works with includes Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, Sushi Saito, Den, Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara (VIP counter seats that has not been open to public),  Sushi Hashimoto (a sushi restaurant opened recently by the apprentice under Takaaki Sugita from Sushi Sugita, formerly known as Miyakozushi) and more to come.

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi (すきやばし次郎 六本木)

Soon after the release of the “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” documentary, Sukiyabashi Jiro Ginza suddenly attained a cult-like status, quickly becoming an unbookable place for many. Meanwhile, its Roppongi branch operated by Jiro’s second son remains more accessible for those seeking for a glimpse of the Jiro magic (think of those slow motion fish slicing shots with equally slow classical music played in the background). Continue reading