Matsunozushi (Sushi Making Experience)
The moment you step into Matsunozushi’s courtyard, you know you’re in for a treat. This classy restaurant in Shinagawa near Tokyo Bay has specialized in Edomae sushi since 1910; “Edo” is the ancient name for Tokyo, and “Edomae” refers to cuisine made with fresh seafood from Tokyo’s waters. Now in its fourth generation, family-owned Matsunozushi is headed by chef Yoshinori Tezuka, a passionate sushi ambassador who has served dignitaries at the 2019 G20 Summit and royalty at the 2019 Royal Windsor Cup.
Chef Yoshi, as Mr. Tezuka is often called, does not just whip up delightful Edomae sushi made with only the freshest seafood; he also holds private sushi-making workshops at Matsunozushi. Watch and learn tips and tricks for making authentic Edomae sushi, including portioning out the rice and proper slicing techniques. Then get a hands-on experience as you try your hand at sushi-making. To top things off, you’ll sit down to a meal with dishes selected and prepared by Chef Yoshi himself.
A variety of other activities are available to complement this experience. Chef Yoshi is also a licensed sommelier and fugu (blowfish) chef, so try fugu sushi if you’re up for the challenge, or pair excellent sushi with a premium sake tasting session.