Respecting Heritage &
Honouring Key Elements
The name “Ayu-mu” (あゆ夢) means walking towards a new beginning.
Our journey began in 2018 and stemmed from a fervent respect and desire to share the rich heritage of “edomae” sushi with you.
The name was the inspiration of our long-time and dear friend, highly acclaimed Chef Masakazu Ishibashi, affectionately known as “Chef Masa” by his followers in Japan and Asia. This is Chef Masa’s second outpost outside of Tokyo, following his highly successful “Sushi Nanami by Masa Ishibashi” in Taipei.
Chef Masa Ishibashi
Chef Masa comes from a family which ran a sushi restaurant in Tochigi prefecture and spent a lot of time behind the counter growing up. His ardent followers would have known him as the Executive Chef for Ginza Sushi Ichi Tokyo, Singapore, Jakarta and Bangkok. He led its Tokyo and Singapore branch to Michelin 1-star before starting Shoukouwa where he led them as the first “sushiya” in Singapore to earn Michelin 2-stars.
In Nov 2017, he returned to Tokyo with his lovely wife Tomomi to establish Sushi Masa Ishibashi Ginza, which is now among the most sought-after and “must-try” places at the heart of Tokyo’s high end dining scene.
Here, you will indulge in Chef Masa’s similarly acclaimed style of a hedonistic sushi “omakase” with unique “otsumami” (small dishes) alternating with seasonal “nigiris” served in his signature “shari”. You will also be pampered with our renowned “omotenashi” in a luxurious and intimate setting.
We welcome you to embark on a memorable and decadent dining journey with us at “Sushi Ayumu by Masa Ishibashi”. Looking forward to the pleasure of your next visit very soon.