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An unforgettable sushi experience at a Michelin rated restaurant in Gion
A sophisticated sushi experience you will never forget! This Michelin rated sushi restaurant is located in Gion district of Kyoto. The sushi is served as “omakase” style which means that you will be served the freshest fish in season. Edo-mae sushi, originally from Tokyo, are prepared by a chef who has developed his skills in the Kanto region. While sushi rice is commonly mixed with sugar and vinegar, at Sushi Matsumoto, no sugar is used. Red vinegar is used instead creating impactful flavors. The sushi made by this chef is soft and fluffy in texture reflecting his friendly personality. This young chef opened the restaurant in historical district of Gion only about ten years ago, yet it is now a successful restaurant. Be prepared to be surprised with a marvelously delicious meal.
Omakase / ￥10,000 - ￥16,000 (Lunch) ￥15,000 - ￥18,000 (Dinner)
Omakase style is often common in sushi restaurants where it is up to the chef to carefully plan your whole meal. Often in sushi restaurants, the light tasting sushi is first served and preceded with heavier sushi. Enjoy the parade of sushi cautiously created one by one by the very talented chef.
“Tsumami” Dishes before the Nigiri / ￥18,000 (Omakase Dinner)
Although you can request to be served only Nigiri sushi, the Omakase course with appetizer dishes, or Tsumami, is recommended. Although the types of dishes served are changed seasonally, several dishes are presented before the round of sushi. Appetizers include Sashimi, soup, and Vinegared Mackerel as pictured on the left.
Sake / Varies
With your meal, enjoy some local sake! Matches perfectly with the entire meal, the restaurant serves sake from Fushimi Matsumoto brewery. A tray full of sake cups, also known as ochoco, will be presented in front of you. Choose an ochoco that you like and enjoy the sake hot or cold.
Wet Napkin and Pickled Ginger / Free
Use the wet napkin to wipe your fingers in between Nigiri sushi. Eat the pickled ginger in between each sushi to clean your palette.
How to Order
Call in to make a reservation. After seated, you will be asked for any ingredients you cannot eat. Make sure to let them know of any ingredients you are allergic to or prefer not to eat. The chef will create your meal according to your desire.
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The whole meal is about 1.5 to 2 hours long.