Imagine you’re in Tokyo dining at an enclave of modern Japanese expression. At the centre of a huge marble bar you watch head chef, Nobuyuki Ura, and his team serenely at work, precisely turning fresh fish into edible works of art. Welcome to sushi e.
Adjoining the chic cocktail lounge Hemmesphere on Establishment’s fourth floor, Sushi e is one of the few authentic sushi bars in Sydney and enjoys a dedicated following of sushi fans around the world – including Tokyo.
'Sushi e runs as smoothly as a Shinkansen... the intimate marble bar is the ultimate position for voyeuristic chef-watching theatre.' Gourmet Traveller
2013 Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year, Two Glasses
2011 Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards, Best Japanese Restaurant
His parents christened him Nobuyuki Ura but to sushi e aficionados, he’s simply the all-seeing Ura-san. Wielding his knife with extraordinary dexterity from behind the white marble sushi bar, the keen surfer loves his front-row view of satisfied diners. That, he says, is his definition of instant gratification.
Salmon tartare toped with caviar and soft herbs, and dressed with wasabi ponzu
Sweet white miso marinated fillets, grilled until golden brown and garnished with baby ginger root
Sashimi of snapper with chives, sesame seeds and white soy