Everyone loves sushi, but few know the culinary delight dates back almost 2000 years. Well before refrigeration, Japanese fisherfolk preserved fish by wrapping it in fermented rice and salt, calling it “Narezushi.” Kept in darkened storerooms, Narezushi was perfected over the centuries until now, when modern sushi has been elevated to an art form. Soko, the latest sushi restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, is a literal tribute to the origins of sushi. The name “Soko” means “storeroom,” and Soko is, in fact, set in a simple storeroom on our main-floor lobby.
Born and raised in Hakodate, Hokkaido Japan, Sushi Chef Masa Shimakawa delivers a Master Class in refined technique, presentation, and quality. The playful paintings on Soko’s walls portray two brothers, both fishermen, dating back to the days of Narezushi. Our Soko logo, with its infinity symbol, pays homage to the timeless art of making and enjoying sushi.