Photo Camilo Christen
Fans of real-deal, sushi-bar style Nipponese are united in huzzahs for Rokai, a sliver of a restaurant in the low-key, high-end Cuauhtémoc quarter north of Reforma. Japanese-born chefs Hiroshi Kawahito and Daisuki Maeda change up the menu daily, depending on what’s available at markets (they make great use of some of the best fish that comes in from Baja California); regulars like to nosh omakase-style for a multiple-course tasting at the chef’s discretion. High-quality sakes add a rosy glow to the precision with which every creation comes over the bar in this spare but fashionable setting. Reservations recommended.
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Río Ebro 87, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 7159 5808
Sun 1pm - 5:30pm
Mon - Sat 1pm - 4:30pm, 7pm - 10:30pm