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Japigo is the name of the mild breeze you can feel where the Ionian Sea and Adriatic Sea meet. Japigo’s owners deliberately chose this Mediterranean name because it expresses their relaxed and pleasure-seeking attitude to life while at the same time being close to nature. It also fits with the lightness and philosophy of Far Eastern cuisine. This sushi restaurant successfully builds a bridge between the European and Asian ways of life. The airy interior design and colours of this two-storey eatery inside the Kaiserhaus aim to create an atmosphere of openness and composure. Furthermore, the sushi chef wants to stimulate all senses of the guests: the eyes, the nose and the taste buds. This is why a good sushi kitchen is open so that the guests can experience the preparation of the food.
Japigo only uses fish from sustainable sources. It is our duty and reflects our responsibility towards the limited resource of fish to ensure that following generations can live off this food source. This is why we no longer source the endangered bluefin tuna. Our yellowfin tuna comes from the Pacific Ocean where its existence is still preserved through sustainable fishing. Our salmon is imported from Scotland and we get our kingfish from Australia or New Zealand.
Japigo has a transparent and binding sourcing policy. Customers are informed about sustainability on the restaurant’s website and menus and there is also information about the specific problems concerning bluefin tuna. Japigo makes a visible effort to communicate openly and look for solutions. Customers would benefit from being given more information about the source of each of the dishes on the menu but overall this restaurant sets high standards and must be congratulated for its approach.