This omakase-only sparkler in Mint Plaza may be one of the city's most expensive restaurants, but those who can afford the bill will be rewarded with a truly luxurious culinary experience. Every detail of Hashiri has been finely crafted, from the hand-painted dishes and crystal sake glasses, to the parting seasonal treat presented to diners at the end of their meal. This dining room is home to a host of Asian diners and suits, but don’t be surprised if you see a hoodie-clad millionaire or two seated next to you.
Chef Shinichi Aoki and team offer their own creative hybrid of two classic cuisines—the artistry of sushi fused with the ceremony of a kaiseki meal. Exceptional dishes showcase the best of the season and have included tender pen shell clam with citrus-splashed fava beans and bamboo shoots, as well as lightly grilled A5 Wagyu beef over a celeriac purée and charred ramps. Then move on to some outstanding nigiri like buttery Spanish mackerel enhanced by citrus; aji with minced chives; chutoro; otoro; and Hokkaido uni.
Sake connoisseurs will enjoy the bar's exclusive selection, while novices can rest assured as the helpful staff is happy to steer the way to the right choice.- MICHELIN guide inspectors