Someone wanted sushi today. On Sunday. When the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo won't open because the fish market isn't open. Sigh. But when a suggestion was made to eat somewhere in Harbour City, I remembered that Sushi Tokami (鮨とかみ), with a Michelin star in Ginza - had opened up a branch there not long ago. So we called and got ourselves seats.
The restaurant is hidden away in a "back alley" within Ocean Centre, just behind Louis Vuitton. We had to consult a map to pinpoint its location. And like a traditional sushiya, the entrance is pretty discreet and low key.
Once inside, we were seated at the larger of the two L-shaped counters - which seat 10 and 8, respectively. There didn't seem to be much lunch business on this particular Sunday. We chose 12 pieces (12貫), the smallest of the three set lunch options. And we made sure to tell Chef Taga Satoshi (多賀智史) that we didn't want any kind of tuna whatsoever - even the roll (巻き) at the end. He seemed a little taken aback, but accommodated our wishes.
This wouldn't be the cheapest sushi lunch set you'll find in town, since it's located in a shopping mall with high rental costs, but I wouldn't deem it expensive, either. One does get one's money's worth - both in terms of quantity and quality. Probably worthwhile to come back and check out what they can do for dinner.