Sushi Ginza Onodera - Honolulu

just like in la the otsumami and sushi here are excellent. but what sets this location apart from la is the intimate seven seat sushi counter, and on this night, execute chef akifumi sakagami.

sakagami-san is the ec for the entire ginza ondera group and has trained all the chefs at each ginza ondera location worldwide. he mainly works in tokyo but visits the other locations on occasion. he’s obviously a great chef but he’s also probably the most personable and funniest itamae i’ve dined with. there were a few japanese customers that he was conversing with in japanese while also talking to us in english. so that nobody felt left out he took the time to explain what everybody was talking about.

definitely the most fun, convivial omakase i’ve had, highly recommended @Chowseeker1999, @TheCookie, @NYCtoLA, @Hungrydrunk, @Sgee, @butteredwaffles, @A5KOBE, @attran99, @CiaoBob
pro tip: buy the chefs a drink.

highlights

  • tako
  • sawara
  • buri
  • ankimo
  • kuruma ebi
  • uni
  • nodoguro
  • tamago
  • kinmedai
  • chu toro
  • aji
  • kasugo

from ginza to the world

love the whimsical hashioki

The drinks were flowing

sakagami-san
executive sergio of onodera ginza group

chawanmushi

tako

buri

akami

wakame

sazae (conch)

gobo, bonito

sawara

ankimo

japanese scarpetta to sop up all the ankimo sauce

kuruma ebi

kinmedai kobujime

honmaguro zuke

sumi ika

how baby futomakis are made @JeetKuneBao

taku san

kasugo, oboro

ohagi

kuruma ebi

aji

chu toro

nodoguro
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miso

uni

tamago

torotaku

botan ebi

kohada

kanpyo

brown sugar sorbet

coconut custard topped with matcha and sweetened japanese black bean

neorest 700H toto

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sink!

LOL not mentioning me in the recs. #notoffendedbro

Visibly similar as a Sho contender.

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My bad @J_L, I ran out of mentions. I also figured you’ve already been here way before I have :wink:

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So pretty
but
I’m sooo stucky
:sob: :sob: :sob: :sob: :sob: :sob:

Haiku by Sgee

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this is what’s keeping me going right now!!

my wife cancelled our plans to go to Hawaii in May :cry: