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Hiroki Ishikawa

Sushimama

Master of classic and traditional Japanese sushi.

About chef

Hiroki Ishikawa is a Japanese chef known for his classic and traditional approach to sushi preparation.

His distinctive take on Japanese cuisine includes dishes that actively incorporate local ingredients, bringing freshness and deliciousness to the plate.

Qualified with a wealth of cooking experience, Hiroki obtained his Japanese sushi-chef licence and went on to work in many restaurants around the world. He combines classic Japanese cuisine with modern cooking techniques and local ingredients.

Favourite dish
Traditional Japanese sushi

Seemingly simple, yet it brings out the pure deliciousness of the fish.

Favourite ingredient
Miso

He likes to choose between different types of miso to use depending on the ingredients and the cooking method.

After graduating from culinary school in Japan, he worked in Japanese and sushi restaurants in Japan, Australia and Italy. He honed his skills in several Japanese restaurants in Spain, where he gained many new cooking skills and experience. He then settled in Ljubljana.

Chef Hiroki Ishikawa
Photo: Sushimama archive
»Preparing food is an art form.«

Food should not only taste good, it should also look good. He prepares each dish to be both tasty and visually appealing. Ishikawa explains that his aim is to satisfy not only the stomachs, but also the eyes of his guests.

sushi
Photo: Sushimama archive

Popular with guests, recognised by connoisseurs

Since 2008, Hiroki has been preparing top-quality sushi for his guests at Sushimama. His passion and precision in his food preparation have made him a favourite with diners, while he is also respected by sushi connoisseurs and colleagues both in Slovenia and abroad.

Despite his many achievements, Hiroki remains humble and dedicated to his work, always looking for ways to improve and develop his cooking skills.

Photo: Sushimama archive

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