Best Ja­panese

Vancouver Magazine - - Restaurant Awards -

1 Masayoshi 4376 Fraser St., 2 Kishi­moto 2054 Com­mer­cial Dr., kishi­mo­torestau­ 3 Tetsu Sushi Bar 775 Den­man St. hon­ourable men­tions j Sushi Bar Maumi, Dosanko Chef Masayoshi Baba’s culi­nary fo­cus is as sharp as his knives, and he wins Gold this year for his el­e­gantly ad­ven­tur­ous ex­plo­ration of omakase din­ing at his epony­mous Fraser Street restau­rant. Masayoshi’s thought­ful ex­pres­sions of sea­son­al­ity com­bine grand the­atrics with the most del­i­cate de­tail­ing over the course of an ex­quis­ite gas­tro­nomic jour­ney. Sil­ver win­ner

Kishi­moto el­e­vates the neigh­bour­hood din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with chef Akira Kishi­moto’s im­pec­ca­bly ex­e­cuted dishes that are elab­o­rately plated with asense of art­ful whimsy. Judges awarded pocket-sized Tetsu Sushi Bar with Bronze, rec­og­niz­ing the care, skill and at­ten­tion that goes into craft­ing pitch-per­fect sashimi and ni­giri.

Bowled Over The thought­ful use of in­gre­di­ents typ­i­fies Masayoshi’s ap­proach to Ja­panese cook­ing.

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