The Peninsula Tokyo today announces the opening of Sushi Wakon in late 2018. Nestled within the five-star hotel, featuring luxurious Japanese art and décor, the sushi restaurant offers exquisite seasonal delicacies while providing world-class hospitality to The Peninsula Tokyo’s discerning guests. The exclusive restaurant is operated by Wa Creations and helmed by two Michelin-starred Chef Rei Masuda, a disciple of world-famous Sushi Master Jiro Ono of Sukiyabashi Jiro, under whom Chef Masuda honed his techniques. Sushi Wakon at The Peninsula Tokyo is sister to the original sushi restaurant of the same name at the Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto.
“The opening of Sushi Wakon enables the Peninsula to continue its long tradition of providing unique dining options and forging The Peninsula Hotels’ reputation as destinations of culinary excellence,” says Sonja Vodusek, General Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo. “It’s a welcome addition to our culinary collection and ensures guests can experience true Japanese cuisine.”
Under the supervision of Chef Masuda, Sushi Wakon’s expertly-crafted sushi uses ingredients sourced daily from the world-famous Tsukiji Market, allowing guests to experience the finest fresh seafood. The omakase course will flow through a series of tsumami small dishes and nigiri sushi, prepared using traditional Edomae-style techniques designed to bring out the sublime flavors of each fish. Great care will be taken to ensure that the condition of the fish is maintained, and the same meticulous care will extend to the sushi rice; with Chef Masuda selecting water from Mie Prefecture. Special sake pairing courses will also be made available, featuring products from Japan’s most renowned breweries.