Sushi master Shinji Kanesaka's 13-seat omakese counter at 45 Park Lane - the first outpost of his two Michelin-starred Tokyo restaurant.
Housed inside the 45 hotel, the restaurant is divided into two; a nine-seat counter forming the majority of the seating, with room for four more in an adjacent private dining room. Designed by the master of Japanese fine-dining restaurants, Itai-san, Sushi Kanesaka’s design honours the traditional style with centrepiece being the counter - a single carved piece of hinoki wood, lined by a row of bent wood chairs modelled on Hans J. Wegner’s iconic Wishbone design that’s said to be the perfect sushi bar seat.
The menu is built around sushi, with a focus on delicacies, with even the rice the chef’s own blend. Think sweet amaebi shrimp topped with uni, sliced yellowtail wrapped around daikon radish ribbons and fatty slithers of toro tuna. The tasting menu - of 18 courses - is priced at £420.