Musashi by Aman is the exciting latest culinary addition to Aman Tokyo.
Located on the 34th floor of the urban sanctuary with views of the capital’s skyline and, on a clear day, Mount Fuji in the background, Musashi introduces traditional and authentic style sushi to the hotel’s culinary offering. Helmed by renowned Master Chef Hiroyuki Musashi, Musashi by Aman seats just eight guests at a Hinoki wooden counter, offering an intimate experience and the opportunity to view the sushi artisan at work up close.
Both guests of the hotel and non-residents can expect a culinary experience that is authentic and transporting, and inspired by Tokyo Bay and the abundance of seafood it once provided the citizens of Tokyo. The sushi served at Musashi by Aman is of the traditional Edomae style, which has its roots in the Tokyo Bay area just a stone’s throw from the hotel (Edo is the old word for Tokyo, whereas mae refers to waterfront). Edomae sushi is characterized by the use of vinegared rice, or shari – an age-old technique developed to enhance the flavour and keep the food fresh at the kiosk. Musashi’s rice truly captivates the palate – the result of absolute attention to detail, or as he puts it, the ability “to feel the outline of every grain before adjusting the amount of salt, vinegar and water according to the season, temperature and even the time of day.”
Reflecting the creativity of its namesake chef as well as the authenticity of Edomae sushi, Musashi uses only the finest ingredients. Every morning, Chef Musashi hand selects the freshest seasonal fish and seafood from the newly opened Toyosu Fish Market. Reflecting authentic Edomae style, sushi is prepared using ‘shari’ rice soaked in white vinegar, and cooked ‘al dente’. Sushi is paired with eight kinds of specially selected sakes including the exclusive Musashi Sake produced by Niizawa Brewery in Miyagi.
Musashi by Aman serves sushi in the Japanese tradition of Omakase. Translating to ‘I leave it to you’, Omakase gives the chef creative freedom to choose the menu for his guests. The sushi course served at Musashi by Aman comprises eight tsumami (appetisers) and 10 nigiri. The menu is fixed, but differs each day – a traditional concept known in Japan as omakase, or “chef’s choice”. Indeed, the offering is entirely dictated by the quality of the seafood that has been caught, because chefs who work under this system refuse to work with anything but the very best of what is available. Within the world of sushi, omakase is a hallmark of quality; in other words, chefs with the skill, connections and experience to source and work with a wider array of premium seafood.
The drinks menu at Musashi by Aman features eight types of premium sake – including a wonderfully balanced Hakurakusei (junmai daiginjo) created exclusively for Aman Tokyo by the renowned Niizawa Brewery in Miyagi. The standout drink is undoubtedly the Musashi by Aman-branded sake, produced by the most experienced artisans at the same brewery. With a rice-polishing ratio of 7%, it is one of the purest sakes in existence – a drink that goes perfectly with sushi, and can be defined by its depth of umami, Japan’s elusive “fifth taste.”
Musashi by Aman is open from Monday to Saturday for dinner. There are also two larger tables, seating four people each, for bigger parties. Aman Tokyo also has two private dining rooms available for intimate events.
Musashi by Aman
34th floor Aman Tokyo
The Otemachi Tower,
Tokyo 100-0004 – Japan
Phone. +81 03 5224 3333