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The Sushi Legend is a passion project, borne from an unhealthy amount of time/money/battery spent digesting sushi both literally (through eating) and figuratively (through, uh, books). Ever since my mom brought me my first futomaki as an after school snack  - I can still taste the fridge-hardened rice - I've been fascinated by a craft that is simultaneously simple and complex, both built on tradition and driven by modernity.


The name is driven from a desire to profile the legends of the sushi world. Apart from being a creative outlet, this blog is a testament to those itamae, as well as my love for sushi. I love the harmony of the shari and neta, I love experiencing different interpretations, but most of all, I enjoy how difficult it is to fake. My hope is that readers will use these words to share in my love for one of Japan's greatest cultural gifts. Or at the very least, realize that the internet has now become a place for anyone to write anything that they want.

SUSHISHO MASA, TOKYO, JP

APRIL 1, 2019


With more sushiya of all shapes and sizes opening all the time, it's overwhelming to think about visiting them all. So I don't even try. Instead, I visit a cross-section from all over; mainly New York City, but - as of 2019 - 19 other cities as well. 


                                                                                                                                                    The full list can be found here.


Occasionally, I'll spread my literary wings and fly to a topic that isn't a generic restaurant review. Think a blog about our honeymoon in Japan, a compilation of Michelin starred sushi in the US (no comment about Michelin itself) or some of my favourite sushiya in New York City. Some of my favourites are pictured above.


                                                                                                                                                    The full list can be foundhere.


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A few permanent pieces that may be worthwhile on your own sushi journey. I've tried to consolidate information I've gathered over the years in one spot, along with my own personal Spielberg moments (eat your heart out, David Geld) and some gear straight from the streets of Paris (eat your heart out, whoever a famous designer is).


                                                                                                                                                


SUSHI KAITO, NEW YORK, NY

MARCH 4, 2019


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