A new Japanese restaurant is bringing sushi to your backyard and offering a simple kitchen kit for making the dish.
“This is a way to make your own sushi,” said the owner of sushi garden in Shibuya, Tokyo.
“I’m not the only one doing this.”
The new restaurant is called Tsukiji Sushi Garden.
It was established by chef Yukio Yamamoto and opened in December 2017.
The restaurant is located in Shiba Ward in Shizuoka prefecture.
The owners say it’s an ideal place to get sushi made.
It’s also a place to learn about sushi and to get in touch with local producers.
Yamamoto says his customers come to the restaurant for a good sushi meal.
“They ask me what ingredients they need and I’ll say I’ll cook the sushi, that’s why I’m open here,” said Yamamoto.
“It’s just a matter of getting the ingredients right.
I’m not trying to be the best sushi chef.
I just want to be a good chef.”
The restaurant uses only traditional Japanese cooking techniques like cooking fish and making sushi rice.
Yamamoto said he’s learned a lot about sushi by opening his own sushi restaurant.
He says he’s been surprised by how well people are liking his product.
“Most of my customers don’t want to make their own sushi.
They just want the best quality.
That’s why they are coming here,” he said.
Tsukiji sushi garden opened in January.
It is one of a number of sushi restaurants around Japan offering homemade sushi, but this is the first time they’re making their own.
Tsukishi sushi garden is not the first sushi restaurant in Japan to offer homemade sushi.
“Sushi Garden was started in 2011 by Tsukiji Restaurant, and it has been serving traditional Japanese cuisine for more than 10 years,” said Takashi Miyakoshi, Tsukiji’s vice president of marketing.
“We’ve expanded to restaurants in Osaka and Tokyo, and are planning to open more in the future.”
Yamamoto said he opened the restaurant in Shigakucho, Tokyo in December and it now has about 100 people working there.
The restaurants sushi garden was established to help people enjoy traditional Japanese food in the same way that sushi restaurants are used to.
Miyakosi says it’s not just about making sushi but about making people feel special.
“If we create this feeling, we’ll be able to get a lot of people coming to us.
If we do that, we can help Japanese chefs become more successful.”