Before embracing the wrath of Roppongi’s notorious nightlife, any seasoned Tokyoite would advise you to line your stomach. What better way than with traditional sushi?
Sushi Nakamura is just a few minutes’ walk from the Roppongi subway station. Awarded a Michelin star, Head Chef Masanori Nakamura is famous for his way with seafood. Plenty of sake is available by the glass to ease your transition into the authentic sushi mode (no conveyor belts or soy sauce necessary).
Confused when confronted with something as indecipherable as a Japanese sushi menu? Sometimes it’s best to let the chefs decide. The option here is omakase only (an expression meaning “I’ll leave it to you”, and often described as the Japanese equivalent to the tasting menu). A meal will set you back about 20,0000 yen per head, a steep but worthy price for the authentic experience. Nakamura is a welcome reminder that Roppongi isn’t just filth and foreigners running amok, but a major culinary shareholder of the city.