Itamae Sushi Japan Co has announced it will open an Itamae Sushi Restaurant in Akasaka-mitsuke in Tokyo.
Known for having won the opening auction for Bluefin tuna at Tsukiji’s first fish market of the year for four years in a row, Itamae Sushi has now opened around 60 restaurants in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Indonesia. Through its international network of restaurants around Asia, Itamae Sushi hopes to spread a message to the world about world-standard sushi and the fusion of sushi cultures. Its newest business, Itamae Sushi Edo, is a restaurant established in Akasaka-mitsuke. It aims to invite guests to a sushi restaurant where they can experience the culture and art of the Edo period, which is what brought sushi to life.
The restaurant is modelled after the sajiki-seki box seating in a Kabuki theatre and features an interior design that conveys the feeling of Japanese tradition through elements such as Japanese panel screens and ukiyo-e paintings. The Sushi Stand allows guests to take pictures wearing a kimono.