10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

Publish-date: Oct 27 2018 Update-date: Nov 19 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

Sushi may come to your mind when you think of Tsukiji, but this Tokyo district also has plenty of dining establishments where you can enjoy a diversity of fresh seafood and meat cuisine. Here is a selection of 10 restaurants recommended as lunch spots around Tsukiji.

1. Tempura Kurokawa (Tsukiji, Japanese Cuisine)

1. Tempura Kurokawa (Tsukiji, Japanese Cuisine)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

This restaurant has been run by a well-trained chef for 30 years. Seasonal ingredients are fried at high temperatures to make the tempura crisp and surpisingly light, just as how it should be. Their lineup of dishes highlights the techniques and unique ideas of the chefs, as evident in the ingredients that include not only the usual elements like shrimp, squid, and conger eel but also uncommon ones such as egg yolk and tomato. The [Kakiage Ten-don] is a rice bowl dish extravagantly filled with seafood like shrimps and scallops and is a popular item for lunch. For dessert, try ordering their [Ice Cream Tempura], which you will enjoy for its magical mouthfeel.

Tempura Kurokawa

Open: [Weekday, Saturday, Day before National holidays] Lunch 09:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:45 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm -9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 7 minutes by foot from Tsukiji station
Address: 6-21-8 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Ginza Asami (Tsukijishijo, Kaiseki)

2. Ginza Asami (Tsukijishijo, Kaiseki)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

A specialty of Ginza Asami that you need to try is their [Tai Chazuke], wherein sea bream sashimi is covered with a special sesame sauce and put on rice. Poured over this dish is fukamushi-cha (deep-steamed green tea), specially ordered from a 160-year-old tea shop named Tsukiji Maruyama Jugetsudo. The richness of the sesame sauce and the deep flavor of the tea perfectly brings out the delicious taste of the sea bream. With this dish, you can truly savor the umami and sweetness of the fish, as compared to merely eating it as sashimi. Their ingredients are carefully selected and bought by the owner himself every morning, so customers can expect delicate dishes that show off the flavors of the ingredients to the fullest.

Ginza Asami

Open: [Weekdays/Saturday/days before holidays] Lunch 11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (last order 2:00 p.m.) / Dinner 5:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. (last order 9:30 p.m.)
Closed: Wednesdays
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Toei Asakuka Line "Higashi Ginza Station": 5 minutes on foot / Toei Oedo Line "Tsukijishijo Station": 5 minutes on foot
Address: Tokiwagi kan 1F, 8-16-6 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-cho (Shintomicho, Creative Japanese Cuisine)

3. Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-cho (Shintomicho, Creative Japanese Cuisine)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

This dining establishment lets you comfortably experience the finest Japanese cuisine in a casual setting. The chef, who underwent training at various Japanese restaurants, use ingredients that are carefully selected for quality. Seafood is purchased every morning while vegetables are sourced directly from Tanegashima Island. Their rice, which is small-grained and has a springy texture, comes from Shodoshima Island. For lunchtime, you can have a luxurious set meal at a reasonable price, such as the [Nasubi Zen]. This set contains a small rice bowl with sashimi or other toppings, accompanied with different side dishes. They also have the [5000 Yen Course], kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal with alcohol) consisting of dishes made with seasonal ingredients that is offered only by reservation.

Ryori-ya Nasubi Shintomi-cho

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes from Tokyo Metro [Shintomicho Station] 
Address: 1F, Nest, 2-10-10 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. KITAOJI Ginza Saryo - Private Room Kaiseki (Ginza, Creative Japanese Cuisine)

4. KITAOJI Ginza Saryo - Private Room Kaiseki (Ginza, Creative Japanese Cuisine)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

This may be a full-fledged kaiseki restaurant that is lavish in using seasonal produce, but you can still enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood tempura and sashimi at relatively reasonable prices! The lunch menu consists of elaborate Japanese dishes served consecutively in beautiful boxes. The ingredients presented reflect the four seasons and are prepared to please both the eyes and the palate. The place has a relaxing Japanese ambiance, and guests may even opt for a private room furnished with a horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table).

KITAOJI Ginza Saryo - Private Room Kaiseki

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
[Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 11,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: 2 minutes walk from Exit A12 of [Ginza Station] / 2 minutes walk from [Higashi Ginza Station]
Address: B1F, Kami Pulp Kaikan, 3-9-11, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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5. Koromo Sushi (Tsukiji, Sushi)

5. Koromo Sushi (Tsukiji, Sushi)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

At Koromo Sushi, you can fully enjoy authentic Edo-style sushi without the uneasiness of a formal setup, as the cozy interior provides a homey atmosphere. There are counter seats where you can see the in-season seafood that is neatly arranged in a wooden display case. Their dishes are offered at great value. Among them are [Maguro no Nigiri], which shows off the real taste and appeal of sushi, [Kohada no Nigiri], seemingly an elegant silver masterpiece, and their popular [Anago no Nigiri] that melts softly in your mouth. They also have the standard nigirizushi and kaisen-don (seafood rice bowl dish), in which you can select your own choice of toppings, allowing you to enjoy Edo-style sushi as you please. They list all the prices up front, so you will know exactly how much you're paying!

Koromo Sushi

Open: Breakfast & Lunch 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from [Tsukiji Station] on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Address: 4-11-3, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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6. Sushi Kanesaka (Shimbashi, Sushi)

6. Sushi Kanesaka (Shimbashi, Sushi)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

Located in a basement floor, this well-known sushi restaurant has been consistently rated by an international dining guide. For lunch, you may have sushi with toppings based on the recommendations on that day or have them selected by the chef. All of the toppings are perfectly seasoned, among which you have to try the [Maguro-zuke]. In this type of sushi, the umami of the tuna is enriched with a soy sauce-based sauce. Another recommendation is the [Kohada]. This topping demands delicate preparations from a master chef, as it has to be seasoned with the right amount of salt and vinegar. It is meticulously prepared with close attention to weather and temperature conditions to achieve the round and deep flavor of the fish.

Sushi Kanesaka

Open: Lunch: 11:30 - 14:00
[Weekdays] Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00
[Saturday, Sunday] Dinner: 17:00 - 21:00
Closed: Tuesdays
Average price: [Dinner] 21,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,250 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from JR Shinbashi Station/5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station
Address: Misuzu Bldg. B1F, 8-10-3 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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7. Uosho Ginpei Ginza (Ginza, Japanese Cuisine)

7. Uosho Ginpei Ginza (Ginza, Japanese Cuisine)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

A favorite item in this restaurant is the [Tai Meshi]. It is a dish of whole sea bream on top of rice cooked with kombu dashi (kelp broth). You will love how the flavors of the sea bream and kombu are well infused into the rice. Except salt and the kombu dashi, no other seasoning is used for this dish. They take pride in the freshness of their seafood, so even with simple recipes, the inherent and distinctive flavors of the ingredients stand out. You may also enjoy other seafood dishes served in different ways like tempura, nizakana (simmered fish), or yakizakana (grilled fish) for lunch.

Uosho Ginpei Ginza

Open: [Weekdays, Saturdays, Holidays, and days before holidays]
Lunch: 11:30 am-2:00 pm (last order 2:00 pm)
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:00 pm ; last drink 10:30 pm)

Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: A 5-minute walk from exit A2 of Ginza station, served by the Hibiya, Ginza and Marunouchi lines.
Address: Asoruti Ginza Hana Tsubaki Dori Bldg. 5F , 7-6-10 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. Torito Branch (Tsukiji, Japanese Cuisine)

8. Torito Branch (Tsukiji, Japanese Cuisine)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

Torito is run by a wholesale shop that has been selling chicken since 1907. Whole chickens are procured from the farm, and the chefs deftly prepare the parts every morning. Their menu includes [Tori-don], [Tori-ju], [Chicken Katsu-don], and their most popular [Oyako-don] using tender Daisen chicken. Their [Oyako-don] is a great find; its soy sauce-based sauce has a clean, sweet taste and is complemented with the rich flavor and airy texture of the Okukuji egg. They also offer dishes that use Hinai chicken, known for its perfectly chewy texture, as well as Shamo chicken, which carries a rich taste. Torito serves as a great place for families or groups to discover the chicken varieties in Japan.

Torito Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY
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Address: 4-8-6 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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9. Ginza Takenoan Main Store (Ginza, Creative Japanese Cuisine)

9. Ginza Takenoan Main Store (Ginza, Creative Japanese Cuisine)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

The restaurant's lunch special is their [Iwate Iwachu Pork Sukiyaki], which is limited to 15 orders per day. Their [Stone-Grilled Miso Mapo Tofu], an interesting treat even for the eyes, is made of traditionally processed tofu cooked in an earthenware vessel and eaten with either seafood or pork. This and their other lunch meals, which feature sashimi, handcrafted tofu, and lots of side dishes in small bowls, are filling yet priced affordably. The place provides private rooms where you can relax and enjoy your meal. They also have over a hundred varieties of shochu (a type of Japanese alcohol), as well as an extensive selection of umeshu (Japanese plum liqueur).

Ginza Takenoan Main Store

Open: Normal hours: 5:30 pm -11:00 pm from Monday-Friday / Last order at 10:00 pm Saturdays from 5:30 pm -10:00 pm (last order at 9:00 pm) Lunch from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order at 2:30 pm) from Monday-Saturday
Closed: Mondays
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: One minute's walk from exit B3 of Ginza Station, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. It is on the 4th floor of the Nishi Gobangai Building.
Address: Nishi Gobangai Bldg. 4F, 5-6-13 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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10. Edomae Sushi Takewaka Annex (Tsukiji, Sushi)

10. Edomae Sushi Takewaka Annex (Tsukiji, Sushi)10 Great Lunch Spots Around Tsukiji

This sushi spot is located in front of Tsukiji Honganji Temple. The interior, marked for its cleanliness, will be appreciated especially by those who will visit the place for the first time. In addition to sushi, which contains seafood products that are in season, you will find a number of other gastronomic offerings that are thoroughly and passionately created. Feast in their original dishes such as [Hon Maguro Toro Steak], prepared with high-grade tuna that is beautifully seared on the surface, and [Uni Meshi Yaki], a rice dish with murasaki uni (sea urchin) on top, encased and baked on the shell. Instead of dessert, many of their customers order their [Edomae Tamagoyaki], whose appearance and taste resemble castella (Japanese sponge cake). The fluffy texture and sweetness is a delight to anyone who'll eat this.

Edomae Sushi Takewaka Annex

Open: 11:15 am - 10:00 pm (Closed 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm) Lunch 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: Exit through exit two of Tsukiji Station, and it is a 30 second walk along "Shinbashi Dori" towards "Tsukiji 4 Chome intersection"! Facing Tsukiji Hongan-ji.
Address: 1F Higashi Ginza Plaza Bldg., 2-14-8 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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Tsukiji has lots of dining spots that people love, especially seafood experts working in the fish markets. If any of the restaurants on this list strike your fancy, why not go there yourself and have a great lunch experience?

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Oct 27 2018 Update-date: Nov 19 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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