Sushi Shin by Miyakawa opens at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo today located on the hotel’s 38th floor. The Edomae-style sushi restaurant will be the first launched in the Japanese capital by Hokkaido’s three-Michelin-starred Chef Miyakawa.
Diners at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s Sushi Shin by Miyakawa will be in for a visual treat, as well as a world-class gastronomic experience. In addition to enjoying stunning views of the Tokyo skyline and seeing close-up the restaurant’s artisan-made furnishings commissioned by Chef Miyakawa himself, they can observe and interact with the restaurant’s master chefs crafting sushi dishes on the other side of a 350-year-old Hinoki cypress counter.
Each Sushi Shin by Miyakawa chef is trained by Chef Miyakawa to select and transform ingredients, sourced daily from Hokkaido and Tokyo’s Toyosu market, into delectable, seasonal sushi creations, such as seared pink sea bream served with wasabi and a pinch of salt, or sweet, bright orange sea urchin served over rice with a seaweed garnish. Ingredients are perfectly balanced to highlight subtle flavours and maximise umami.
Setting the scene for guests when they arrive at Sushi Shin by Miyakawa will be a wooden Edo Komon screen crafted by Nobuo Tanihata, a master of the 1,300 year old Kumiko-style woodworking technique. The wall behind the counter is a mesmerising creation by Syuhei Hasado, Japan’s most renowned tsuchikabe (mud wall) designer.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is well-known for culinary excellence. Out of the Group’s current portfolio of 32 hotels, almost half offer guests Michelin starred dining, with a total of 23 Michelin stars.