2021 Michelin Tokyo Sushi Restaurant : Sushi Fukumoto Shimokitazawa (1 star)

updated: May 08th, 2024

Check out Sush Fukumoto, a one-star restaurant in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Enjoy nigiri sushi made with fresh seasonal ingredients in a calm atmosphere.

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    Sush Fukumoto is a one-star restaurant located in Daizawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.
     The interior of the restaurant has a simple and calm atmosphere, with a 16-seat counter and private rooms.
     The chef, Toshio Fukumoto, appears to be around 70 years old, but is actually 62-63 years old.
     He has over 20 years of experience and has trained extensively.
    At Sush Fukumoto, they serve nigiri sushi made with fresh seasonal ingredients.
     One notable feature is the sushi rice (shari), which is made with red vinegar.
     It has a pure flavor without a deep or rich taste.
     The rice is also cooked with a blend of aged Akita Komachi rice, adding to its distinctive quality.
    The menu offers a variety of dishes, including sashimi and nigiri sushi made with fresh seafood.
     Popular items include the Ooma tuna chutoro and Dewa-sourced horse mackerel.
     The clams (hamaguri) and tamagoyaki (rolled omelette) are also exceptionally delicious.
    Chef Fukumoto himself is friendly and the atmosphere of the restaurant and service are admirable.
     They also have a strong selection of sake, fitting for a high-end establishment.
    Sush Fukumoto is beloved by locals and has received the Michelin one-star rating for 14 consecutive years.
     The chef's culinary skills and meticulous work are highly regarded, making it worth a visit even for those outside of the local area.
    The restaurant is conveniently located about a 7-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station.
     However, as it is situated in a residential area, it may be difficult to find.
     It is recommended to take a taxi if you're unsure of the location.
    Sush Fukumoto is a recommended restaurant for those who want to experience the chef's skills and enjoy delicious ingredients.
     It is especially suitable for those who want to enjoy a leisurely meal in a calm atmosphere or have an interest in nigiri sushi.




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