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Ap­pre­ci­ate and savour the epi­curean mas­tery of renowned sushi mas­ter Saito within the lux­u­ri­ously in­ti­mate con­fines of his maiden restau­rant out­side of Ja­pan.

The omakase sushi course gives an unadul­ter­ated ex­pe­ri­ence of how good raw fish can be, premised on the fresh­est in-sea­son in­gre­di­ents.

First ap­pe­tiser of ikura show­cases de­li­ciously salty, high-grade salmon roe. The Hokkaido hairy crab, abalone and oc­to­pus combo starter is an­other hit, its wealth of dif­fer­ing flavours, tex­tures and tem­per­a­tures work­ing in per­fect har­mony to whet the ap­petite.

The sushi course of the meal is like a culi­nary crescendo that re­lent­lessly builds up with nary a sign of ta­per­ing off. Per­haps the pre­mium cuts of fish, hav­ing the same qual­ity chef Saito uses in his 3 Miche­lin-starred Tokyo restau­rant has to do with that. High­lights in­clude the trio of maguro, chutoro and otoro. The mack­erel and uni sushi are equally de­li­cious. Each del­i­cate morsel of fish comes sea­soned with shoyu and wasabi wrapped over warm sushi rice. Miso soup ar­rives as a sec­ond last course to re­fresh the palate whilst a slice of Ja­panese peach rounds off the ex­pe­ri­ence.

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