English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 10 reviews)
“One of my favorites ”
Small place out side the beaten path. Most sushi aficionados have most likely not heard of Nao (the sushi master there). It is surprising but is is typical of Tokyo where fantastic places abound. My wife and I went for dinner and from the first edamame to the brown sugar sorbet all dishes were supe...rb. Very charismatic chef (you might avoid that place for a first date), passionate about what he does, willing to share his knowledge and his love for sake. If you visit Tokyo you might want to try more classical ones first and then try Asaba.
Visited May 2020
“Quietly spectacular sushi”
Small unassuming place, with a nondescript exterior. Inside, only 8 seats. The fish is fresh, and the preparation is different from most sushi places — in a good way. There are the standard pieces, like salmon roe and shrimp. But then there is tuna seared to enhance its natural fat; two types of uni... layered on each other to give new nuance; etc. The dinner lasted only an hour, but it was an hour filled with delicious fish.
Visited August 2018
“NO1 in Tokyo”
we were brought to Asaba by a friend tonight , after lived in Tokyo many years and of course we are big sushi fans. This place turns out to be absolutely amazing! The place is small, can accommodate 6-8 ppl, but feels very cosy. Half way into our dinner, I realised Hanawa-San is not only making sush...i but providing an art show, running the whole show by himself, totally stunning! Every piece of sushi finishes with a beautiful touch, paired with wonderful sake, makes it perfect! Definitely recommend this place to everyone who is looking for good sushi experience in Tokyo, make sure you make the reservation ahead of time!
Visited November 2015
“Best sushi we have had ever!”
I have been to a lot of places in Tokyo but Asaba blew my mind. Once with friends and once with a client I will be going back for more. The attention to detail was amazing, each dish well thought out and matched with sublime Nihonshu (They even have a couple of delicate wines on the list) The food w...as exquisite and the service seemless, and the biggest surprise was that compared to other places of the same level in Ginza it was so reasonable pricewise. My client from HK declared it to be the best he had ever had and I agree. The photo I loaded of the piece of tuna that we had should get your mouth watering before you even book. Great work, please keep it up!
Visited May 2015
“World best Sushi”
Asaba serves one of the best sushi in Tokyo. I know many expensive sushi places in Tokyo, but this is definitely the best. Not too expensive, but the best quality. Highly recommend to visit if you are looking to visit Sushi restaurant in Azabu area. 15000 yen - 20000 yen / person for dinner course....
Visited May 2015