English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 20 reviews)
“Friendly, humble and wonderfully welcome chef!”
This was the first meal we ate after a very long flight from the US West Coast. Had a fun little walk around Ginza looking for the location, to go to the third floor of an unassuming building. We were welcomed with such warm and wonderfully hospitality, all concerns were washed away rapidly. Sato-sa...n was a wonderful host, the food was incredible and plentiful. All dishes were explained in both Japanese and repeated to us in English. There was such great attention to detail - when I picked up my glass with my left hand, immediately everything was reverse. Even the sushi was placed the opposite way on my plate, it was incredible. Sake was at the recommendation of the chef, to match the fish ahead. Everything paired wonderfully. I cannot explain how much praise I give this place. It was the first night, and by far the highlight of the whole adventure.
Visited September 2018
“Best. Sushi. Ever.”
Second time to this phenomenal sushi restaurant that just opened last year. My friend, Taka, named the place and ever since its opening, there's been a few months' waiting list. There are three private rooms, each of which can seats six people. I've only been to the room in which Sato-san, the owner..., is the sushi chef. Apparently, it's the most expensive room but I will only eat his sushi :) They only have one course that includes 30 sushi peices and a couple appetizers. Alcohol is separate. I cannot explain how much I love his sushi - which style is more on the traditional side. A must go.
Visited March 2019
“The best sushi I’ve had in my life”
This 30+ nigiri meal was mind blowing. The staff were very attentive to our needs always recommending sakis. There was only six people at the dinner table too. The chef spoke very good English and spoke to us about the sourcing, cut and variety of fish. He explained the methods he used to prepare r...ice- his signature is more vinegar which really compliments the tuna well. He presented each to us in our hand one by one and had a story for each one. Our highlights were the five cuts of tuna, sea urchin, butterfish and monkfish. The setting itself was relaxing and clean. We really enjoyed all sushi being cut and prepared in front of us. We cannot fault this restaurant as every piece was so tasty in its own way- and was sourced from best Japanese locations. The chef was interested in where we came from and was knowledgeable about fish from everyone’s country! He was very passionate and down to earth- 10/10.
Visited September 2018
“Best in Tokyo”
We had the honor of eating dinner at the counter and watching Sato-san make masterpieces (booked via our hotel concierge). Not only was this a most memorable experience but Sato-san’s sushi was the best we had eaten during our trip to Japan (we ate at several high end sushi restaurants that had Mic...helin stars but they did not compare in the same way as at Hakkoku). This is literally perfection, each piece of sushi is unique and delicious as the one served before. I will never forget this meal and the fact that we had the pleasure of dining with Sato-san as the chef!
Visited May 2018
We ate lunch at Hakkoku on a weekday. The meal was excellent. We read that the owner used to be a Michelin star chef at another restaurant. Hakkoku was only opened in February 2018. We were seated in one of the rooms which only seats 6 with the sous chef. This made the venue very intimate. Lun...ch was filling - about twenty pieces of sushi. There were three types of tuna. The rice was interesting as it had vinegar in it. There were a few side dishes - salad served between courses. We liked the final one which was like a crime brûlée but had shrimp in it. The glass of white wine we had was excellent and went well with the sushi. Any sushi in Ginza is expensive so a lunch option is good. Overall an excellent experience.
Visited April 2018