Sushi Ginza Onodera may have outposts around the world, but its fame has not diluted the exemplary quality. It does come with a hefty price tag, though their strictly enforced no-tipping policy helps.
Surprises and delights abound in the delirious array of courses, starting with an earthenware cup of chawanmushi topped with Italian caviar and a petal of uni. Some might feel guilty devouring squid in a matter of seconds after watching the exacting chefs take ten minutes to prepare it, but the experience is utterly memorable. The nigiri are a clear highlight here, revealing tiger shrimp with miso, sea perch seared for a hint of smoke as well as a duo of anago with shanso and yuzu zest.
The signature matcha- and coconut-panna cotta is a delectable finale.
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