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16 May 2015

Sushi Kohzo, Nagasaki (鮨 幸三 長崎), Japan

The sushi bar was located in the heart of Nagasaki, Shianbashi (思案橋) which was the most crowded downtown. When I go through the small street from the tram road, it was a little bit darker than Main Street. This sushi bar was very famous as whoever passed in front of this restaurant looked inside to find the seat.

The chef has very nice hospitality to serve all of the customers who visit to enjoy his sushi. He was born in Nagasaki and speaks in the Nagasaki distinct. I have eaten sushi course with my friend from Canada once. The chef talked the heart of sushi and the mentality of the Japanese sushi chef in Japanese. He spoke in Japanese, but my friend can understand without my translation. The chef has huge passion on the Sushi cooking.

 
The Bar counter was made of right caramel brown wood and it was beautifully polished. The chef placed the bamboo leaf as the serving place and pickled sweet ginger in front of me. The interior is based on the modern Japanese style. The wall was plain undressed concrete and has very beautiful contrast with the wood counter place. All staff of the kitchen space was traditional Japanese sushi bar style, which was made of wood, had colour-full fish meat on fresh bamboo leaves and dull-shinny Japanese cooking knives. The chef has beautiful wooden box(Neta-Bako, ネタ箱) for storing fishes. The chef has Edo-mae skill on cooking sushi.

I had order the chef’s recommendation, Omakase (おまかせ) in Japanese (In Japanese, there is some differentiation between Omakase and Osusume in the words, but the meanings are almost same, Recommendation.).

The sushi course was as following: Hirasu, Ika, Ebi, Uchiwa-Ebi, duke of Maguro, Anago, Tsukemono and Dashimaki-Tamago. The course will be changed depend on the chef’s recommendation, season or daily landing. All pieces are very beautiful and lovely sushi. Once I put the piece of sushi, I can feel the harmony of rice and fish meat. The rice ball was easily broken into grains of rice in my mouth without using my teeth. 

 
In Nagasaki, the white meat fishes are very popular and are mainly landed at the fisherman’s port. The red meat fishes as tuna or Katsuo are very minor fishes in Nagasaki. The people in northern part of Kyushu island, including Nagasaki, love to eat the white meat fishes. I will show the name list of the white fish with translation at the bottom of this article.

Anago was excellent. The crispy surface and soft but good texture inside was lovely. The fish meet was simply tasted with just sea salt but the umami taste of Anago has huge fullness. I was very satisfied with this last piece. In Tokyo, the Anago was served with soy source, but I prefer the Kohzo style.
 
12-2 Doza-machi Nagasaki city, Nagasaki
長崎市銅座町12-2
095-820-7757
The location is complement. Please use the map from the Location.
I recommend you making the reservation. Please ask your staff in your accommodation.

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