The Debut of Musashi by Aman in Tokyo, Japan
Watch true culinary masters at work with the newest addition to Aman Tokyo with breath-taking views and traditional and authentic style sushi at Musashi by Aman.
Opened in October 2018, Musashi by Aman is the exciting latest culinary addition to Aman Tokyo. Located on the 34th floor of the urban sanctuary with views of the capital’s skyline and, on a clear day, Mount Fuji in the background, Musashi introduces traditional and authentic style sushi to the hotel’s culinary offering, and together with the hotel’s existing dining outlets, Arva, the Café by Aman, and the Lounge by Aman, cements Aman Tokyo as a must-visit gastronomic destination for any travelling foodie.
The unique nature of Musashi is the fact the restaurant seats only eight guests at a Hinoki wooden counter, where diners can witness true sushi artesian at work up close with renowned Master Chef Hiroyuki Musashi.
The restaurants interior is designed by acclaimed Yukio Hashimoto and features a stunning eight-seat counter fashioned from hinoki cypress. The small corridor leading to the entrance was created by preeminent stonecutter Masatoshi Izumi; and the stucco wall is by artisanal plasterer Naoki Kusumi. Sake comes served in Edo kiriko glasses – each piece bearing a spectacular pattern, hand-cut by Toru Horiguchi. The beautiful plates have been custom made by ceramicist Shigeo Tanaka, while the traditional Japanese lacquerware comes from Wajima.
The culinary experience found at Musashi by Aman is authentic and transporting, inspired by Tokyo Bay and the abundance of seafood it once provided the citizens of Tokyo.
The sushi served at Musashi by Aman is of the traditional Edomae style, which has its roots in the Tokyo Bay area just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Edomae sushi is characterized by the use of vinegared rice, or shari – an age-old technique developed to enhance the flavour and keep the food fresh at the kiosk. Musashi’s rice truly captivates the palate – the result of absolute attention to detail, or as he puts it, the ability “to feel the outline of every grain before adjusting the amount of salt, vinegar and water according to the season, temperature and even the time of day.”
Musashi by Aman serves their sushi in the Japanese tradition of Omakase. The sushi course served at Musashi by Aman comprises eight tsumami (appetisers) and 10 nigiri. With this fresh and exclusive meal, the drinks menu at Musashi by Aman features eight types of premium sake – including a wonderfully balanced Hakurakusei, junmai daiginjo, created exclusively for Aman Tokyo by the renowned Niizawa Brewery in Miyagi.
Musashi by Aman is open from Monday to Saturday for dinner. There are also two larger tables, seating four people each, for bigger parties. Aman Tokyo also has two private dining rooms available for intimate events.