this is the place. love the minimalistic look of japanese restaurants. kuwano is one of many quiet and tiny sushi places hidden in weird building therefore pretty hard to find without help of local friends. is has a michelin star. http://gm.gnavi.co.jp/shop/0120140164/
and this is the size of the place. seats 8 and there are 2 people working there – chef and his wife who serves drinks and cleans up. very typical for this type of restaurant.
is this piece of tuna big enough? the chef goes to the fish market 5am every morning and gets whatever he thinks is best. we ate a huge variety of fish and seafood but fatty tuna is fatty tuna. the one here tasted so buttery that i had to have an extra piece at the end.
this guy was showing off some knive skills. cutting/squeezing lemon here to get few drops on the fish.
my favourite dish was what they called “japanese foie gras”. it was so good i didn’t even wanna know what it really is. well it was testicle of a snapper.
and more tuna pictures. i loved this box with meat on white cloth. my favourite otoro (the fattiest tuna belly) on the left, chutoro (medium fatty) on the right and the least fatty toro in the middle.
and now we are really full and off we go to enjoy some tokyo nightlife.
this was the last bar we went to. had some champagne, calvados, absinth and who knows what else. all i remember how sweet these so called “fruit tomatoes” were.