As our exploration for good sushi bars in Okinawa continue, one came up to ring our bell finally.
Sushi Kawaji in Matsuyama, Naha.
Beautiful sushi counter. They have private rooms as well.
It looks good. You can tell the diligent preparation.
A young sushi chef who served us. He said they fly in their fish from Tsukiji, Tokyo central fish market. Nowadays, the fish at the morning market can be in Okinawa in the afternoon on the same day.
Yuyu ordered standard sushi course, JPY2000. I ordered deluxe, JPY2500. Omakase course is from JPY3500.
My #1. Red snapper. A nice work with the washed skin on. They pour hot water over the skin to soften it and to wash off fishiness so that you can enjoy the delicate fats just under the skin.
Her #1. Tuna. Red meat.
She liked the succulent texture.
My #2. Toro, medium fatty belly.
Her #2, squid.
My #3. Tuna. Red meat.
Her #3, Konoshiro shad, pickled. The traditional work of Edo Sushi.
All the sushi rice here is made with red vinegar, the aged rice vinegar, by the way. Just like the original Edo Sushi.
My #4. My favorite, Japanese jack mackerel. Plump, fresh, packed with flavor.
Her #4. Steamed shrimp.
My #5, sea urchin.
Her #5, salmon eggs.
My #6, braised eel. Too bad it was not Anago, Whitespotted conger.
Her #6, tuna rolls.
My #7, Grilled eggs to finish.
Her #7, grilled egg sushi.
We took assorted tempura, a la carte. I think it’s about JPY2000.
We ordered this fish from the counter. Kinki, thornyhead.
A very expensive deepsea fish. I didn’t ask the price but I think it’s about JPY8000.
It was sooooo delicious. Tender, flaky, melting, just phenomenal.
The braise teri sauce has been passed on since they opened a few decades ago. It was so good.
I’m a rice man. I couldn’t help asking the chef to give me plain steamed rice. I was joking. I mean, you don’t order plain steamed rice in sushi bars. But the chef secretly offered me a bowl of rice with a wink. He’s so cool. He must be a rice man too.
We don’t miss a bit.
Finished our gorgeous dinner with a light beautiful red snapper soup which comes with sushi courses.
There’s nothing like good sushi dinner.