Sushi Millefeuille 2017 Summer Version at Sushi Shokunin Birukawa in Shizuoka City!

Service: shy but extremely attentive and kind
Equipment & Facilities: overall very clean. Excellent washroom. Non-smoking private room possible
Prices: reasonable (that is for true sushi!)
Strong points: Sushi mainly created with local seafood. 3-year old wasabi root exclusively used. Grilled and deep-fried fish, tempura. Excellent list of sake and shochu.

Chef Kenta Birukawa/尾留川健太親方, as a true chef has always loved to be challenged into new ideas.
Every time I visit his restaurant, Sushi Shokunin Birukawa, in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City he knows I will asak for a new “Sushi Millefeuille”, a bit to the surprise of regulars as the order is not written anywhere, be it on the regular menu or specialties of the day!

So when I proposed the name, Summer Version Sushi Millefeuille, that is what he came up with!
Note that the sushi rice is lightly colored as 10% of the rice vinegar used in its making is akazu/red vinegar!

The fish served in aburi style/half grilled, half raw on top is “nodoguro” or “blackthroat seaperch” also known as “akamutsu” in Japan, a seasonal fish of higher quality!
The fish was accompanied with “boiled “shako” or squilla!
Anago/grilled conger eel was also included inside the rice with grilled eggplant and thinly sliced cucumber!

Almost a whole dinner by itself1 Looking forward to the next challenge!

SUSHI SHOKUNIN BIRUKAWA/寿司職人尾留川

420-0037 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Hitoyado-Cho, 2-5-8
Tel.: 054-251-9787
Opening hours: 17:00~23:00
Closed on Wednesdays
Reservations highly recommended
Credit cards OK

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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2 thoughts on “Sushi Millefeuille 2017 Summer Version at Sushi Shokunin Birukawa in Shizuoka City!”

  1. Bonjour Robert-Gilles,
    Nous avons grâce à vous découvert les vrais sushis japonais lors de notre premier voyage au Japon en avril 2016. En lisant vos articles sur les millefeuilles-sushis du maître Kenta Birukawa pendant la préparation de notre séjour, nous avons su immédiatement que nous devions faire une halte à Shizuoka. Inutile de vous dire que ce fut un de nos meilleurs moments au Japon et une découverte culinaire comme jamais : Omakase avec millefeuille, sashimi, coquillages, sushis, tempura etc etc. Un des “collègues” de M. Birukawa parlait un peu anglais, ce qui nous a sauvés, car nous ne parlons malheureusement pas japonais.
    Nous repartons au Japon d’ici un peu plus de 15 jours, et nous souhaitons logiquement retourner manger chez le Sushi Shokunin Birukawa. Grâce à vous encore, nous avons retrouvé sa trace puisqu’il a maintenant son propre restaurant quelques rues plus loin. Mais ne parlant pas japonais, nous ne pouvons pas téléphoner pour réserver, et encore moins expliquer pourquoi des gaijins essayent de revenir manger dans un restaurant qui n’est plus le même (nous avons des photos avec l’équipe de sushi-ko à montrer, mais ça ce sera le soir même). Bref, si vous acceptez de nous aider bien sûr, pourriez-vous téléphoner à notre place pour faire une réservation et expliquer la situation ? Merci d’avance pour votre réponse, même négative.
    Cordialement,
    Simon K.

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    1. Cher Simon!
      Bien le bonjour de Shizuoka!
      Ce sera un grand plaisir de vous aider!
      Tout d’abord quelle sera la date et heure exactes de votre visite?
      Le restauarant est ferme le mercredi.
      J’irai presonnellement parler a Kenta pour reserver des places au comptoir qui vous permetteront de le regared en meme temps
      Je lui ferai part de vos desirs a l’avance.
      Ecrivez-moi sur le mail suivant (dragonidiot14-aeropage-gmail.com) et je vous donnerai tout de suite toutes mes donnees perso!
      Au plaisir de vous lire tres bientot!
      Robert-Gilles

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