About Sushi m
There’s no place in Tokyo quite like Sushi m, a 12-seat hidden gem where French cuisine meets edomae sushi, and inventive beverage pairings bridge the cultural divide. The “m” in the restaurant’s name stands for mariage, and the concept is based on the idea that the right food-and-drink matches can result in a meal whose sum is greater than its parts. Together with sushi chef Junya Hashimoto, executive chef Shunsuke Matsuzawa, who worked with Thierry Marx, crafts finely balanced tasting menus: delicate morsels of sushi are interspersed with Japanese-inflected modern French dishes such as roasted grouper with black truffles and fuki (butterbur) miso.
Founder Yoshinobu Kimura brings his background in chemistry and 10 years of experience as the head sommelier at 2-Michelin-starred restaurant Narisawa to bear in creating the pairings. With roughly 400 wine labels and more than 100 varieties of sake, the drinks list features vintage bottles from Europe along with some rare specimens from boutique Japanese producers. The mixed sake and wine pairing course is highly recommended; the matches are often counterintuitive but always eye-opening.