Sushi, Masazushi

July 02,2016

Q: Describe your unique Omakase dinning experience where your dining experience are entirely in the hands of the sushi chef at Masazushi.

A: We have a flawless dinner at the upscale Masa Zushi, one of Otaru’s best known sushi bars that is founded over 70 years ago. The restaurant was packed when we arrived and we had to wait for nearly an hour before getting a seat at the sushi bar. It's a popular shop not just with sightseeing travelers, but it has firmly-rooted popularity with the locals. 

We have chosen the wood-paneled counter seats as we enjoyed watching the fresh seafood of Hokkaido skilfully prepared by the top-notch sushi chefs with over 10 years of experience. It is also reputed to have trained some of the best sushi chefs in the country. The menu didn’t specify what the Nigiris will be. The chef will simply serve from the range of fresh ingredients they currently have and whatever he thinks is best for the diner – Omakase style! One of the keys to a perfect bite of Nigiri is that contrast between the temperature of the lukewarm rice (body temperature) and the cold fish cut. 

If you want to savor the sushi with fresh local ingredients made with first class technique, this is the place to be. Be sure to get there early to beat the crowd.


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      Otaru Station
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      Hokkaido Prefecture, Otaru, Hanazono, 1 Chome−1−1
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