Located on the third floor of a Ginza office tower, Ginza Harutaka is a place known mostly to sushi lovers, especially Tokyo chefs. The intimate space with a wooden counter and seating for around a dozen seems almost like a private club, where acclaimed chef Harutaka Takahasi (who's previous restaurant earned a Michelin star) greets regulars and interacts with customers as he cooks. The staff doesn't speak English and the menu depends on what the chef buys in the morning at the Tsukiji Fish Market, but it's always top quality, expertly prepared.
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From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
<strong>Ginza Harutaka</strong> chef Harutaka Takahashi isn't flashy; instead, he finds the most exquisite seafood available and serves it as sashimi or as sushi on warm, loosely packed, faithfully prepared rice spiked with artisanal vinegar.