We recently had the opportunity to visit SACHI, a fine-dining Japanese restaurant located in the Mandarin Oriental Geneva. The contemporary design and intimate atmosphere directly on the Rhône River set the stage for a memorable evening.
After being seated at the 10-person Omakase bar with baby J, we were offered a glass of Champagne or a cocktail. We eagerly awaited our eight-course meal crafted by Chef Mitsu, a talented chef trained by the renowned Nobu Matsuhisa. Each dish showcased the precision and skill you would expect from a celebrated Japanese chef, with a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
Chef Mitsu was already well known in Geneva’s culinary scene, having opened Izumi in 2013. With a passion for creating exquisite and innovative dishes, he masterfully crafts plates that leave guests craving one more bite. We eagerly anticipated the Omakase, an eight-course meal that promised to be delicious and impeccably executed.
As each dish was presented, we marveled at the artful composition and the variety within the menu. Among our favorites were a perfectly tender giant diver scallop swimming in a delicate broth and a perfectly cooked sea bass that simply melted in our mouths.
However, the true magic of the evening lay in the sushi dishes meticulously prepared by Chef Mitsu himself. Each piece of nigiri, from the tender turbot and shisho to the exquisite prawns and yellowtail adorned with caviar, showcased his mastery of the craft. The pièce de résistance was a sublime tuna nigiri, topped with fragrant black truffles shaved right before our eyes.
SACHI surpassed our expectations in every possible way. Chef Mitsu’s exceptional culinary talents made for what is likely the best meal we’ve had in Geneva. If you find yourself in search of an extraordinary Japanese fine dining experience, do not hesitate to visit SACHI. This enchanting gem is an absolute must for any discerning food lover.
SACHI at the Mandarin Oriental Geneva, Quai Turrettini 1, 1201 Genève
Note: The Mandarin Oriental Geneva provided support for the reporting of this story.