Three-Star Michelin Chef Takashi Saito to Open First Sushi Saito Outside Japan at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
A legendary chef is poised to join the most celebrated destination for fine cuisine in Hong Kong. Coming in April 2018, three Michelin star Sushi Saito of Tokyo, will venture outside of Japan for the first time, with the opening of Sushi Saito at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.
Sushi Saito is one of the most lauded temples to sushi in the world. Holding three Michelin stars in the Tokyo guide book since 2009 and currently at No. 26 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List, Saito maintains a low-key presence and humility belied by its accolades and ravenous fans. It was none other than iconic chef Joel Robuchon who declared that Sushi Saito is “the best sushi restaurant in the world”.
Chef Saito is known for his precise attention to detail, creating expert sushi that balances temperature, texture and flavour. Crafting piece by piece in the Edomae-style, Saito’s sushi is highly regarded for its beauty, simplicity and long-standing tradition. Chef Saito’s access to the most coveted cuts of fish available each day at the Tsukiji fish market will follow him to the new restaurant as each day he personally selects the fish from the market in the early morning hours, to be flown into Hong Kong in time for lunch service. From the soy sauce to the rice to his signature mild red vinegar, the ingredients will be identical to what is served in his Tokyo establishment.
For Chef Saito, Hong Kong was a natural choice when looking to expand beyond Japan. “We have customers from all around the world and the demand for opening an overseas branch is always present. “I always had a strong attachment to Hong Kong – the energy, the vibrancy, the multi-cultural experience and with no doubt, the amazing food. Hong Kong is definitely the best place to meet food lovers who appreciate the beauty of our dedication while it also serves as a perfect channel reaching out to the world about a truly authentic sushi experience. I believe the partnership with (Hong Kong restaurant group) Global Link, my long-term friend who shares the same vision towards the perfection of cuisine and hospitality, is going to live up to the authenticity and quality we deliver in Tokyo.”