Sushi Saito

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Sushi Saito
Restaurant information
Chef Takashi Saito
Food type Japanese cuisine
Rating 3 stars Michelin stars
Street address 1st floor Ark Hills South Tower, 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Country Japan
Seating capacity 7
Reservations Essential

Sushi Saito (鮨さいとう Sushi Saitō?) is a three Michelin star Japanese cuisine restaurant in Minato, Tokyo, primarily known for serving sushi.

Description[edit]

Sushi Saito, owned by chef Takashi Saito, is located at Ist Floor Ark Hills south Tower, 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, after moving in February, 2014. The restaurant seats eight people.[1] Because of the limited seating and popularity of the restaurant, reservations have been described as essential.[2]

Reception[edit]

Kelly Wetherille for CNN Travel, described Sushi Saito as a "hidden gem".[1] She said that "tender, flavorful seafood and perfectly seasoned rice are worth every penny".[1] Fodor's travel guide described the food there as being "the freshest sushi available in the world".[2] Chef Joël Robuchon, who holds the most Michelin stars in the world of any chef,[3] once described Sushi Saito as "the best sushi restaurant in the world".[4]

The restaurant gained a third Michelin star on the 2009 list, having previously held two. Takashi Saito said he was "very happy" at the news.[5] Former Michelin Guide Directeur Général Jean-Luc Naret said that he "wanted to make this place my own".[6] In the Asia only version of The World's 50 Best Restaurants by Restaurant magazine, Sushi Saito was ranked 39th in 2013.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wetherille, Kelly (30 January 2012). "The best sushi restaurants in Tokyo". CNN Travel. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Sushi Saito". Fodor's. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ O'Ceallaigh, John (13 June 2013). "The world's best restaurants, by Joel Robuchon". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Chefs from Sushi Saito at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo". Visit Monaco. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Kitamura, Makiko (17 November 2009). "Michelin Guide Gives 3 Stars to 11 Tokyo Restaurants". Bloomberg. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sushi Saito". Time Out (Tokyo). Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sushi Saito". Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 16 July 2013.