Brigitte Sushi Corner
After years of continuous openings and closings in Milan and even a move to Turin, Brigitte Sushi Corner has recently opened in Isola area.
Abandon the canonical idea of a Japanese restaurant: if at first this tiny and welcoming place may seem like many others, once you are seated you will understand that it is more of a family-run restaurant. In fact, in the dining room you will be pampered by Manami, while at the sushi bar you will notice his father busy while preparing nigiri and roll - these, for Italian customers.
That this place is a corner of the house can also be seen from the off-menu proposal: karee raisu and omuraisu, the latter very good and really hard to find in Milan. In reality, here all the dishes have that rusticity typical of homemade food, even sushi looks like this: homemade and genuine.
The menu is quite wide and satisfies everyone - the dishes are very abundant, so be prepared: sashimi and sushi (with many proposals of uramaki - an understandable choice probably dictated by necessity, given the area in which the restaurant is located), cirashi, sautéed noodles, ramen (a homemade and delicate recipe, a comfort food that you would carefully prepare at home), mushiyaki (mushrooms with steamed fish), yakimono (roasted salmon in salt or with teriyaki sauce), tempura, yakitori and delicious homemade desserts (anmitsu in primis), some also very special such as sake jelly with berries or papaya cream with Cassis liqueur.
The service is attentive and not too fast, in general it is perceived that each dish is freshly prepared in the kitchen as well as the raw material used is really fresh. The basic preparations are homemade: soy sauce, for example, contains kombu seaweed and is slightly denser and more aromatic than what is normally served in Japanese restaurants.
The overall experience at Brigitte Sushi Corner is very positive: an informal environment where you can eat homemade dishes and spend the right amount, including wine or sake. Ultimately, this is the neighborhood restaurant that was really missing in Isola. Congratulations to Manami and her staff!