1 year anniversary sushi restaurant.
Sushi Yu is a sushi restaurant that I had wanted to visit for about six months.
One year in sharp have passed since they started their business in Roppongi area.
What do you imagine about Roppongi ?
Gorgeous ? Crowded ?
Sushi Yu is located in such a calm area. It’s the center of Roppongi. But they are along the back of street. Once you are into back alley, Roppongi is calm.
Basically they prepare 15000 yen course having tsumami and sushi only.
They accept reservation / from 6 p.m., from 8:45 p.m.
You should reserve in advance because seats are always full with reservation.
They won Michelin Single Star this year. So, I think it become harder and harder to reserve.
There’re two men inside the counter table. A man close to the entrance is the manager.
Which is better? No. They are equal in their skill of sushi 🙂
There’re drinks menu, but some Japanese sake was out of stock. And there were some Japanese sake that wasn’t on the menu. So, I got the chef’s recommendation.
My first drink was it.
At first, Mineoka dofu was served.
Mineoka dofu have “dofu (=tofu)” in its name, but it’s not real tofu.
It have milk instead of soy. In addition this Mineoka Dofu have corn and cheese.
And then, flat fish (Hirame) was served in cooked Japanese sake.
The chef said to us that putting seaweed into the sake is good.
We did so. We agreed with him 🙂
Oyster with ponzu. Excluded in the course. The chef recommended it, so we added.
It was large and tasted great.
Whelk (Iso-Tsubugai). I couldn’t pick its innards up 🙁
But its meat was enough good.
Kobakogani (Female snow crab)
Its eggs outside and vinegar mixed well and put on the crab meat. This is my favorite crab that can be eaten during November-December only. I was glad to eat it at my longing sushi restaurant 🙂
Chawanmushi having clam.
Grilled Cutlass Fish (Tachiuo)
Fatty cutlass fish. Not only its meat but also its skin was good.
Young tuna (Mejimaguro).
It was baked in a straw. Its skin have the smell of straw. It went with soy sauce with mustard.
Gari was served. I thought it’s the sign of sushi time.
But it wasn’t the time yet.
The chef mixed something well in the bowl.
And then it was served.
Pudding roll (Purin maki)
Vinegared rice and monkfish liver. It is mixed well like risotto.
I couldn’t imagine the taste before eating, but unexpectedly it tasted light and tasty ! And their seaweed is good.
Deep fried Chlorophthalmus borealis(Mehikari)
It was seasoned well. It went with Japanese sake well :p
So… I added drink. Supuraito (すぷらいと).
Soft roe (Shirako) with ponzu. Excluded in the course. It’s my delight, too. And it’s the taste of Winter.
And finally, sushi was prepared ! Sushi time !
First sushi at Sushi Yu was it.
Young red sea bream (Kasugo)
It was vinegared so lightly.
Golden cuttlefish (Sumiika)
Its sharp texture was good !
Horse mackerel (Aji)
Its fat was light. Tasty.
Spanish mackerel (Sawara)
Sushi Hashimoto and Sugita always bake Spanish mackerel lightly in a straw. But it’s entirely raw. I like it better than that is baked in a straw. I like it.
Young gizzard shad (Kohada)
Everyone liked it. me, too.
Marinated lean meat of tuna (Akami) in sauce.
The tuna was from Boston. Though it’s the part that don’t have much fat. But it was enough fatty !
Chu-Toro (中トロ) part of tuna. It was fatty, too ! It was like o-toro !
Salmon roe. There was rice at the bottom of it. Bigger salmon roe.
Tamagoyaki having green laver. Beautiful !
Two-storied Sea urchin (Uni) 😀
At first, we ate the top. And then the chef put sauce on the bottom. So, we ate it as sushi. Gorgeous.
It’s so sweet ! It’s the natural sweetness of scallop !
Conger eel (Anago). It was so soft !
Soup. The course end.
We asked the chef, “Do you have anything else ?”. He answered about five things that we didn’t eat yet.
Though I wanted to have some, but I didn’t have enough space in stomach.
So, I ordered Kuruma prawn (Kuruma Ebi) only. It’s my delight ! And it was right decision to eat !
This is the best prawn that I haven’t eaten !
About Sushi Yu (鮨由う)
Address / Land Roppongi Bldg B1F, 4-5-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Station / Roppongi station (Tokyo metro, Toei subway, JR)
Open / 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Closed / Sundays and another national holidays