Was Michelin Right About Sushi in Frankfurt?

Arriving in Frankfurt on a German holiday, our options for dinner were limited. I went through the Michelin Guide and found a place that looked interesting. I kind of wanted a party vibe and was craving Asian food. Asian “fusion” type restaurants in Europe can be disastrous so I prepared for the worst. Upon arrival, the place was exactly what I expected, dim lights, loud music, beautiful people, and a modern interior.

They had a selection of sake, and the sommelier was fairly knowledgeable about them. We started with the A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Katsu Sando. It was delicious!

We also had an assortment of sushi and sashimi:

I was impressed by the quality of the fish, and I have to admit, even the “funny” rolls were pretty good. When our server checked in on us, I asked her what a particular cut of fish was, and she was genuinely disturbed that the person who brought out the platter did not explain what each cut was. That is a sign of good training and attention to detail.

Overall service was good. I was relieved that a party/scene restaurant was putting out decent food. Some places like Buddha Bar, have the scene, but mediocre to bad food. If you are looking for traditional sushi, this wont be the place for you. If you are looking for a party atmosphere and fairly good food, then its perfect. I have to wonder though about the Michelin Guide’s picks in terms of Japanese food. I find that their ratings are fairly accurate most of the time for most cuisines, but their Japanese ratings sometimes leave me scratching my head, but that is a post for another day!

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