In Sushi Heaven

Address: 36-2 Shogencho Higashi-ku Hamamatsu Shizuoka
Tel.: 053-463-7666 (+81-53-463-7666)

For our second day in Hamamatsu, my brother and I chose to stay in the hotel. I know, such a waste of day in a new city! No need to remind me since I’d been told many times by my mother and my uncle. I just wasn’t feeling it because of a couple of petty events which led to my loss of interest. Such events I will no longer recount because they are not the topic of this post.

What I want to talk about is the Daiju Sushi Restaurant, where we had a hefty dinner that night.

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According to my aunt who brought us here, the restaurant has been running for almost 50 years. The owner, Mr. Kazou, is the itamae of the sushi place which he inherited from his father and it looks like it’s always been doing great. I guess any establishment does well when the owners are hands-on.

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Left to right: my aunt Mildred, my mom, my sister, Mr. Kazou, my uncle, my brother, my aunt’s step dad, and our family friend Tita Edith.

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First thing you see upon entering. The trophy is the owner’s win in a golf tournament.
The Daiju Sushi Place isn’t your everyday go-to sushi restaurant. It is one of the fancier places in Hamamatsu. Reservations have to be made, money has to be prepared, and your attachment to said money has to end even before you go inside the restaurant.

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Once you order your food, I guarantee that you’ll like what you see and will want to order more. In our case, our orders eventually stacked up.

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Sashimi Katsuo

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Kuchi No Nitsuke
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Tempura

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Chawamushi
This was the most full I’d been during our entire stay in Japan. Even though I was almost full to the brim, I still had room for the sushi platter.

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Mr. Kazou is such a friendly guy and is very easy to talk to, despite the language barrier (we had my aunt translate for us). He was eager to let us try everything on his menu, but too bad we didn’t have enough room in our stomachs. Next time, if there is a next time, I’ll be sure to order all the food that we failed to try and know that I’ll enjoy them just as much.


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