ABOUT SUSHIYA - Who we are and what drives us

what drives us

The japanese cuisine is one of the most sophisticated, healthy and diverse in the world. We are passionate about Japanese culture, where eating special things is very important. We show a high quality interpretation of Japanese dishes and Japanese culture - so you can get closer to Japan without having to speak Japanese. By the way, the Japanese have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. As is well known, this is also due to the special Japanese diet. Because good food should not only fill you up, but also make happy.


Japanese cuisine offers much more than just Sushi - and SUSHIYA is much more than just the restaurant sansaro. Behind SUSHIYA is above all Alexander Reinelt's view of Japanese culture. In 2005, he founded SUSHIYA GmbH with a team of courageous friends. From 2006-2009, there was also a highly acclaimed Bento store in the city center. And since 2007 there has been the restaurant sansaro in the middle of the Amalienpassage.

Here we try to make Japanese quality accessible to all guests. Above all, this means that we translate Japanese culture authentically, making it tangible and edible - away from kitsch and stereotypes. For over 15 years, we have been constantly working with different Japanese and international staff in the kitchen and service, but always with the same principles. This is why the sansaro restaurant is a living bridge between German and Japanese culture.


From the very beginning, Alexander Reinelt's philosophy has been: where possible and feasible, we rely on high-quality ingredients and as much as possible Organic quality. For us, it's not just about getting the best quality ingredients, but above all about working sustainably and using real "food mediators".


We have set ourselves the goal of continuously offering our guests quality according to Japanese standards. The close, constant and trusting cooperation with almost exclusively Japanese chefs and kitchen staff was and is particularly important. This is not always easy, as there are of course major differences between a restaurant in Germany and in Japan - and of course also between the expectations and behavior of guests in Germany and in Japan. We walk this middle path, authentically involving both sides and enabling the best for our customers and our employees. This sometimes means unpopular decisions, but it is a path that makes us a very special gem in the restaurant industry. You can get a little insight behind the scenes in our Employee Spotlight.


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