While we had a satisfying experience, we find it hard to understand why Hashida recently clinched the Best New Restaurant (Asian) for G Restaurant Awards 2014 as it would be hard-pressed to call it extraordinary.
World Gourmet Summit 2013 recently crowned Waku Ghin as the VISMARK Asian Restaurant Of The Year. Waku Ghin was also ranked 11th on the coveted 'World's 50 Best Restaurants' 2013 list. Champagne popping and celebrations aside, the accolades left me puzzled because Tetsuya's magic was hardly present during my experience there.
Tucked away in a placid corner off Haji Lane is a sushi bar that will provide you with the thrill of being in air, on land. The concept of a meal in the air may sound kitschy or overdone, but Sushi Airways has executed it brilliantly.
Chefs Yuji Yabe and Hiroki Sodou, who have earned one Michelin star for the Sushi Ichi branch in Tokyo (Ginza) have an eye for detail, right down to the choice of eating vessels. Meticulously selected pieces of Mashiko, Bizen, Kutani and Shigaraki ceramics are used to enhance the minimalistic dining experience.