Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo’s 1935-founded Kyubey empire extends to a five-floor honten (main shop), bekkan (annexe) across the road, and branches in four luxury hotels. Hisaji Imada ran the business until his death in 1985, following which his son, Yosuke Imada, took over as head chef. Fresh fish reigns supreme across the board, at what is today considered one of the best sushi bars in Japan. Decor features warm wood in every shade from silver birch to treacle. Caught-that-day seafood stars in everything from the nine-piece ‘Imari’ option to ‘Rosanjin’, comprising two appetisers, sashimi, tuna steak, an additional grilled item, 10 pieces of sushi, one sushi roll, soup and dessert. Vegetables are ‘all you can eat’, with dishes refilled regularly. Wash it all down with nama biru (draft beer): Kyubey serves ‘Master’s Dream’, Suntory’s hero product.

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Hotel New Otani Tokyo,4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, 102-8578