After a quick breakfast at Akakiya Coffee, I walked to Sushi Iwa in Ginza for a very light lunch.
A very light lunch meant a 13-piece nigiri omakase at this 6-seater sushi bar
I was lucky to catch the young sushi chef Hisayoshi Iwa who earned his first Michelin star in
his 30's. Sushi Iwa also has a branch in Hong Kong and he is stationed there one week
out of every month.
His hand movements were beautiful. They were brisk one second, and slow and gentle the next.
I must admit, half the fun of eating there was watching him work. His palms danced with the sushis.
This metal-framed platter wins The Best Plate Award
Wakame to start
The 13 pieces of nigiri:
Tuna Maki Roll
Honestly, the sushi rice was too vinegary for my taste and that kind of ruined the experience for me. And I was still not over the amazing dinner I had at Sushi Yoshitake 14 hours ago. But WHOA!!! Did you see what he did with the scallop (hotate), shrimp (ebi), and squid (ika)??? SCROLL UP NOW TO SEE!!! Amazing knife skills this young chef possesses. I can only imagine what he can do in the years ahead.
Having said that, Sushi Iwa is still a great option for a mid-priced lunch.
Siopao face #selfie with the sushi chef
Sushi Iwa: 8-5-25 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 東京都中央区銀座8-5-25 第2三有ビル 1F.
Tel: +81 3 3572 0955