13 of the Most Popular Sushi Restaurants in Sophisticated Yokohama – as Voted by the Locals! 

Publish-date: Feb 08 2018 Update-date: Jan 30 2020
13 of the Most Popular Sushi Restaurants in Sophisticated Yokohama – as Voted by the Locals! 

Although Yokohama is a trendy Western-style city well known for its large shopping malls and famous dating spots, it is also a city filled with popular sushi restaurants that have been loved by the locals for generations. This article will introduce 13 of the most popular, finest sushi restaurants in Yokohama that are both affordable and great value for money!

1. Mambo

1. Mambo
"Standing Sushi Restaurant Mambo" is located on a corner of Noge Food Alley and stocks fresh fish from the Yokohama Central Market on a daily basis so that its customers can enjoy top-quality sushi at affordable prices. Their quality, coupled with its pleasantly surprising cost, will undoubtedly captivate you.
Local residents and office workers casually visit this restaurant to eat delicious sushi alone, but girl’s parties, families, and lovers aren't rare either. Everyone is guaranteed to go home satisfied!
There are luxurious types of sushi unique to Japan on offer as well. Why not give it a try?


Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm) 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,700 JPY 
(1 piece of Sushi) From 75 JPY (Assortment of Sashimi) 680 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station; the restaurant is located in the Noge Food Alley
Address: 107, Noge Tabemono Yokocho, 2-74-1, Noge-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)

2. Sharizen

2. Sharizen
Located in the very heart of Yokohama's business district, this restaurant is only a 5-minute walk away from Kannai Station. Plain wood accompanied by a warm color scheme and indirect lighting create a mature and relaxed atmosphere.
An à la carte menu is also available alongside sushi and sashimi, with some highly recommended options such as [Chawan-mushi with Shark's Fin Sauce] (savory steamed egg custard with assorted ingredients) and [Wagyu Fillet Steak with Truffle Sauce]. Customers can't help but coming back for more! This is an ideal restaurant for those who wish to enjoy authentic sushi and kaiseki cuisine (traditional Japanese course cuisine with tea).


Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm 
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am)
Closed: Sunday if Monday falls on a national holiday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,050 JPY
Access: From the South Exit of Kannai Station go straight forward, keeping the city hall to your right. From Baystars Street, turn left at the crossroads between Sugi Pharmacy and an izakaya (Japanese pub). It's on the 2F.
Address: 2F, Alies Yokohama, 2-11-2, Tokiwa-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Map
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3. Hougyo Sogo Yokohama Branch

3. Hougyo Sogo Yokohama Branch
"Hougyo" is a sushi restaurant located on the 10F of the Sogo Yokohama Building. As it is open from 11:00 am, lots of customers come here for a rest and some lunch during a busy shopping trip. There is no doubt that the best seller on the menu is tsuna nigiri-zushi (hand-formed sushi)-after all, the restaurant is directly managed by Misaki Tuna Wholesalers! There are generous cuts of fatty tuna on the rice. The customers can enjoy popular items such as [Fatty Tuna], [Medium Fatty Tuna], [Lean Tuna], [Broiled Fatty Tuna], and [Negitoro Gunkan], two pieces of each, in a popular set named [Maguro Zanmai]. If you're a tuna lover, you will definitely fall in love with this hearty dish!

Hougyo Sogo Yokohama Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular (According to Sogo Yokohama)
Average price: 4,001 JPY - 4,500 JPY
Address: 10F, Sogo Yokohama, 2-18-1, Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Edomae Minato-zushi Main Branch

4. Edomae Minato-zushi Main Branch
This well-loved restaurant located right next to Yokohama Station was established over 30 years ago, and is often frequented by locals, salarymen, families, and others. It isn’t rare to see a line-up forming outside the restaurant - avoiding busy eating times is highly recommended. 
An all-you-can-drink option is available on the menu, allowing customers to drink to their hearts content while enjoying delicious sushi, appetizers, salads, and soup.
There’s no doubt that visiting this restaurant will turn your average evening into something that little bit more special. 

Edomae Minato-zushi Main Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:00 am)
Closed: Closed January 1st – 3rd.
Average price: 4,001 JPY - 4,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Yokohama Gincho Bldg., 1-2-1, Minami Saiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Hideyoshi Sakuragi-cho Branch

5. Hideyoshi Sakuragi-cho Branch
The generous (considering the astounding quality of their dishes) pricing policy of the Sakuragi-cho branch of "Hideyoshi" has brought it well-deserved fame, attracting the attention of numerous TV shows and gourmet magazines. The lunch menu is particularly great value for money, with many customers only ever thinking about this restaurant when they want to eat sushi for lunch. Furthermore, on Saturdays the restaurant offers the exclusive [All-you-can-eat Tuna Directly Shipped from Misaki Market] option! One shouldn't miss the chance to eat extremely fresh tuna as much as they want.
The spacious interior holds 180 seats, with the welcoming and cheerful voices of the staff and the customers echoing around the restaurant.

Hideyoshi Sakuragi-cho Branch

Open: [Monday – Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm / Dinner 2:30 pm - 3:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Address: 1-39-7, Hanasaki-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Miura Misakiko Megumi Suisan

6. Miura Misakiko Megumi Suisan
Located inside Yokohama Porta, an underground shopping area at the East Exit of Yokohama Station, this standing sushi izakaya is directly managed by a tuna wholesaler, Misaki Megumi Suisan. The open, friendly atmosphere of the restaurant makes it easy for anyone to drop by and enjoy some delicious Misaki tuna.
While izakaya are generally considered to be evening pubs, this one is also conveniently open at lunchtime, making it an ideal location to get a light bite of delicious sushi. In the evenings, it is filled with office workers on their way home from work. All customers come with the same aim: to enjoy a drink with some delicious sashimi and sushi.

Miura Misakiko Megumi Suisan

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None (According to Yokohama Porta)
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Address: 2-16-1, Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Sushi Hamada

This restaurant holds an achievement of having been awarded a star from a very reputable Yokohama restaurant guide for two consecutive years. The young and friendly owner prepares authentic Edo-style sushi in its compact yet cozy interiors that only have 8 counter seats and a single table. Sushi is not the only treat that you can relish in here; alcohol and bar snacks are also quite tasty and come highly recommended. The thing that sets this sushi restaurant apart from the rest is the fact that it also serves wine. The customers can choose between Japanese wine, made specifically to suit Japanese cuisine, and wine produced overseas.

Sushi Hamada

Open: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed: Wednesday, Every third Tuesday
Average price: 15,001 JPY - 20,000 JPY
Address: 2-21-2, Ota-machi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Katsu Yokohama Sky Building Branch

This popular conveyor belt sushi restaurant has 7 branches in the Tokyo Metropolitan area and 2 branches in Kanagawa prefecture. Customers can casually walk into Katsu to enjoy great sushi cuisine. All fish is properly maintained to ensure the highest degree of freshness and quality, and it's also offered in portions so generous that you could easily forget that you're in a conveyor belt restaurant!
Long lines form in the late afternoon and all the way to the closing time, so it's recommended to arrive early.
This has to be the first stop if you wish to fill your stomach with sushi in Yokohama!

Katsu Yokohama Sky Building Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None (According to Yokohama Sky Building)
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Address: 2-19-12, Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Sakae-zushi

"Sakae-zushi" is a small, homely restaurant situated right next to the East Exit of Tsunashima Station and run by a sociable chef with the help of his family. The owner is so friendly that some customers admit their main reason for coming is to have a good chat! The [Omakase Nigiri] is recommended. It consists of that day’s best selection of nigiri zushi (hand-formed sushi), chosen by the chef and compiled as a set menu, and offered at a generous price, making it a perfect lunch option.


Open: [Tuesday - Sunday] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY - 3,999 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: 1-1-19, Tsunashima Higashi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Ueno

This restaurant is popular not only for its sushi, but also for its delectable à la carte menu. The quality of their nigiri zushi is comparable to much more pricey high-end establishments. The fish is all seasonal, carefully cut, and prepared to perfection. The place enjoys a fantastic reputation among local sushi lovers for its pleasant service and beautiful interior, with many customers repeatedly coming back for more. The quiet atmosphere also makes it ideal for a business meal, a mature date, or for those who simply want a place to sit back and relax.


Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Approx.) *Open only until stocks last
Closed: Sunday
Average price: Dinner 10,000 JPY - 14,999 JPY
Address: 1F, 408, Kishine-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Tsukiji Sushikuro

This restaurant, only a minute walk away from the West Exit of Yokohama Station, is so popular that lines form quickly during lunchtime. The staff refuses to compromise on quality and carefully selects only the freshest of fish, with every single piece of sushi being lovingly handmade and served fresh. "Tsukiji Sushikuro" takes deep pride in making use of the very best raw materials possible to maximize the freshness, fragrance, acidity, and sweetness of each and every item. The diligence with which their sushi are prepared is the secret to their taste and popularity.

Tsukiji Sushikuro

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) 
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Irregular (According to the building, January 1st)
Average price: Dinner 2,000 JPY - 2,999 JPY / Lunch 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: B2, Sotetsu Joinus, 1-5-1, Minami Saiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. SUSHI Mandai

The staff at "SUSHI Mandai" deeply care about the raw ingredients they use. They use their experienced eyes to stock the freshest of fish from Hokkaido and use the best raw ingedients that are available.
The sushi rice is made with the finest Edo-style red vinegar, which has just the right amount of acidity to not inhibit the delicious taste of fresh fish. The restaurant also takes pride in making its very own shoyu (soy sauce), which has a mellow flavor and goes amazingly well with the sushi on offer. Since the sushi here are all made by the traditional Edo method and use only the finest of ingredients, there is nothing to complain about.
The menu also offers a wide variety of sake (Japanese alcohol), including some locally brewed sorts, to let the customers enjoy a supreme combination of finest sushi and ji-zake (Japanese local alcohol).

SUSHI Mandai

Open: [Monday - Friday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) 
[Saturday] 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays (Including end and beginning of the year, summer holidays, and the Golden Week)
Average price: Dinner 10,000 JPY - 14,999 JPY
Address: 2F, YT Bldg., 1-7-5, Tsuruya-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Tsukasa-zushi

"Tsukasa-zushi" has been serving delicious sushi in downtown Yokohama for nearly 50 years. The classy, old-fashioned atmosphere of this sushi restaurant makes the Japanese people feel a little nostalgic. Over 40 kinds of tasty-looking fish greet the customers at the counter, so choosing what to have is a hard task. The sushi is not only delicious, but the portions are also very generous-customers often do a double-take at the prices when they taste their order! A popular item on the à la carte menu is [Tamagoyaki] (rolled omelette). The irresistible softness of freshly baked eggs leaves people craving for more.


Open: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY - 4,999 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Address: 2-30-2, Wakaba-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 22 2018 Update-date: Jan 30 2020

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