“Sushi Ishibashi Masakazu” is located in the Ginza 8-chome area, where many of the best restaurants are crowded, even in Tokyo’s highest peak of sushi. The owner, Mr. Ishibashi Masakazu, has the ability to grow a sushi restaurant in Ginza, which has sister restaurants overseas, into a popular restaurant at a young age, and in October 2017, he set up a long-awaited restaurant here.
Biography of Mr. Ishibashi, the boss
Born in 1981. His parents’ family runs a sushi restaurant in Tochigi, and when he was a high school student, he was able to do all sorts of jobs, including pressing a piece of sushi into shape. Immediately after graduating from high school, he moved to the United States and worked at a Japanese-run sushi restaurant while studying.
He realized that he could please people all over the world with his own skills, and after working hard to learn more sushi and English, he returned to Japan after five years of training. Having a job at a sushi restaurant in Ginza, he has a history of leading the restaurant to one-star and the sushi restaurant in Singapore, which is a subsidiary, to two-star.
Aim of “Sushi Ishibashi Masakazu”
Mr. Ishibashi, who has impressed both domestic and foreign foodies with sushi, aims at a place where you can relax and enjoy meals in a cozy atmosphere rather than the dignified sushi restaurant in Ginza. Warm wood is used abundantly in the restaurant, such as the white wood counter, the ceiling made of Japanese-style building materials, the door, and the wood-carved refrigerator, which creates a high-quality sense of non-daily life.
On the other hand, when it comes to cooking, Mr. Ishibashi says, “To find delicious food without being obsessed with the stereotypes of Edo-style sushi and to make customers happy.” The vinegar used for sushi rice is a blend of red vinegar aged 5 years and 3 years. The taste of the aged fish is raised to a higher level by identifying the perfect time.
He is also particular about matching sake
Matching a variety of spirited menus such as the salted, vinegared cut mackerel roasted with charcoal, the testes of male pufferfish with truffle, and so on with more than 30 types of sake is the real pleasure of “Sushi Ishibashi Masakazu”. Furthermore, Mr. Ishibashi is fluent in English and has many foreign customers. It’s also a good place to host important guests from overseas.