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“Sushi and a show”
Review of Sushiryori Inose

Sushiryori Inose
Ranked #1 of 3,659 Restaurants in Shinagawa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$76
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Shinagawa, Gotanda
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Met up with a friend in Tokyo and for the first night we had a strong desire for Sushi. Sushiryori Inose did not disappoint. The owner and his partner (wife) were the kindest hosts one could hope for. He put on a show creating ornate edible displays of sushi that made it almost a shame to eat, except that it would also be a shame not to eat as it was so flavorful and fresh. His partner filled in by serving the beer and explaining his technique although with limited english. I recommend without reservation, although you may need one to get a seat!

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3  Thank Harlan B
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

One of the best restaurant experiences we've every had, and we've been to a lot of restaurants over the years. Truly authentic as it's where the locals will go. This is not a tourist trap and it's worth the effort to find your way to this place. The sushi is superb but what makes the experience really unique are the couple who own and welcome you into there establishment. The chef is fun and extremely interactive with the customers and his wife provide impeccable service throughout the meal. If you are anywhere near Shinagawa this is a place you do not want to miss. Enjoy.

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2  Thank JVM-Milford-MI
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Some purists may scoff at this place for being too commercialised and of course having such prominence in Tripadvisor means it is frequented by many "gaijin" (non-Japanese). Being a gaijin on holiday myself, I would never proclaim to be such a purist and we ended up having a great time and great food.

I truly love the bar counter style of service because you can get intimate with the chef and your fellow diners. You have to be adventurous and just go for the "omakase" which means leaving it to the whims of the chef. You can advise him 1 or 2 things that you don't eat.

Be prepared for a long drawn out evening of fun and dining. Chef will prepare each piece (sometimes 2 varieties at a time) and place it gently on your "plank" (I'm sure there's a more civil name for it). There is no need to dip it in soy sauce as it is already seasoned and feel free to use your fingers to down the whole piece in one bite. Outside Japan one typically sees more rice than fish on a piece of sushi but here you cant see the rice because it is entirely covered by the fish!

Inose is run by a couple. The husband is the chef and the wife (or "boss" as the chef refers to her) manages the place as maitre d', waitress, steward, bartender - all in one. They are such good fun, it's like a double act and the whole restaurant gets in on it as well which creates a circus atmosphere almost.

Be prepared to share your sake with them so dont be surprised if one or two pieces come out a little wonky but rest assured that it will be absolutely delicious no less.

3  Thank DazzaRB
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

The couple who are the owners of this Restaurant are the nicest ones so far. We worried about having our 5 Year old with us, but she also loved the EXPERIENCE. Food is great and it's fresh made in front of you. It's very Good sushi for a fair price.

4  Thank Rivadávia N
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is the kind of place you just can't reproduce - amazing food in a truely authentic environment. The owners are wonderful, friendly happy people who get you to enjoy every moment of your stay.

The food is simlply wonderful, prepared right in right in front of your eyes.

If you are staying in Shinagawa, or simply looking for the best sushi - this place is a must.

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