Sushi – an unexpected outcome

Japan is often synonymous with technology in the popular imagination. We associate this nation with all kinds of advances in the digital sphere with designs ranging from projectors, synthesizers, and video games, to robots and things that do not yet exist, but manifest themselves as ideas in the world of anime.

restaurantes de sushi en cdmx
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The technological developments of the past can also have an unpredictable impact on the present. Before refrigeration, different techniques were sought to preserve food for as long as possible and the Japanese solution to this problem led to sushi and its variants. Sushi now benefits from the power of refrigeration and there are restaurants all the way in New York, for example, that serve dishes prepared with fish caught in Japan on a daily basis.

restaurantes de sushi en cdmx
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With the opening of Japan to the West, sushi has adapted to the predominant tastes of the region where it arrives, like rolls in California or Tampico or Israeli sandwich sushi. However, the traditional techniques and preparations, which require years of mastery under strict discipline and training, are still in force.

restaurantes de sushi en cdmx
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Sushi has been so well received worldwide that it even has an international day to celebrate it. So to celebrate International Sushi Day, which falls on June 18, here are some Mexico City recommendations to enjoy this dish and culture in the best way – at the table.

Izakaya Kura
izakaya kura restaurantes de sushi en cdmx
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For a more traditional option, Kura is a safe bet, with an extensive menu.

Colima 387, local A, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 7989 3102

IG. @izakaya_kura

nobu restaurantes de sushi en cdmx
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Part of a prestigious international franchise that combines the delicacy and simplicity of Japanese cuisine in an elegant setting.

Anatole France 74, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo

T. 55 5280 2945

IG. @nobucdmx

pubbelly restaurantes de sushi en cdmx
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A quality alternative that fuses Latin touches into Japanese food without forgoing traditional methods like teppanyaki tables.

Presidente Masaryk 275, local A6, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo

T. 55 5281 4051

IG. @pubbellymasaryk

Wan Wan Sakaba
wan wan sakaba restaurantes de sushi en cdmx

A classic izakaya founded and run by a Japanese family that understands the art of fine dining in an unpretentious space.

Londres 209, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc

T. 55 6463 1202

IG. @wanwansakaba

El Japonez
el japonez restaurantes de sushi en cdmx
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With attention to detail, El Japonez provides a sophisticated experience that blends the traditional with the modern in numerous and varied dishes.

Emilio Castelar 135, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo

T. 55 4434 4052

IG. @eljaponez

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