Ginza is a place where you can find fantastic food from around the country. It is a district with a sophisticated atmosphere filled with outstanding restaurants. This article introduces 15 noteworthy restaurants in Ginza for sushi.
1. Ginza Sushi Aoki Ginza Main Store (Ginza)
The current owner of Ginza Sushi Aoki continues to live by his predecessor's teachings to "work carefully and thoroughly with no corners cut and without compromising on the quality of fish." He maintains the restaurant's unshakable position in the competitive sushi neighborhood of Ginza by honoring its traditions.
Try the [Three Variety Sushi Plate] to experience the skills and ingenuity of this outstanding restaurant. It consists of three pieces of sea bream sushi, each with a different topping: sea urchin, green onion buds, and salted kelp. The sea urchin seems to melt in the mouth and has a rich flavor, the green onion buds have light, bright flavors, and the salted kelp has rich salt and umami (savory Japanese taste). Three different flavors are added to the sea bream, distinguished by a delicate sweetness and springy texture, further enhancing the appeal of sea bream. Omakase (chef's selection) of nigirizushi (hand-formed sushi) starts at 15,000 JPY, and omakase of nigirizushi and side dishes from 25,000 JPY.
Ginza Sushi Aoki
: Lunch: 12:00 pm - (last order 1:30 pm) / Dinner: 5:00 pm - (last order 9:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station Exit B5Address
: Ginza Takahashi Bldg. 2F, 6-7-4 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2. Sushi Fujita (Higashi Ginza)
This is a sushi restaurant near Kabukiza Theater with counter seating only. The menu consists of two [Omakase Course] (12,000 JPY and 15,000 JPY), through which you can have your fill of sushi and other dishes made with seasonal ingredients, as well as a-la-carte [Nigiri Zushi] of your favorite toppings. The plump and soft anago (conger eel) with light fat is outstanding! The sweet sauce with the aroma of soy sauce enhances the flavors of the anago. The restaurant has eight seats positioned with plenty of room for each customer along with a white wooden counter and is a comfortable space with simple furnishings and warm wood tones.
: Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Last order: 1:30 PM)[Weekdays] Normal hours: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM (Last order: 10:00 PM)[Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays] Normal hours: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM (Last order: 10:00 PM) Closed
: TuesdaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPYAccess
: Three-minute walk from Higashi-Ginza Station. Depart through Exit A7, and turn right at the first corner. Turn left at the third corner, and it will be on your left-hand side.Address
: Niiyama Building 1F, Ginza 3-13-5, Chuo, Tokyo
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3. Sushi Kanesaka (Shimbashi)
Sushi Kanesaka is a highly acclaimed restaurant located in the basement of a multi-tenant building. It is a high-end restaurant where its dedication to quality can be seen in everything from the sushi ingredients to the containers in which flowers are arranged, and the sushi served. Lunch is available at quite accessible prices compared to dinner.
[Ohiru Okimari] are lunch sets available at three prices (5,250 JPY, 10,500 JPY, and 15,750 JPY), so you can choose depending on your budget and appetite. The sushi toppings are on the narrow side and are prepared perfectly with the sushi rice so that they stay together when picked up with chopsticks but fall apart in the mouth. This is a great place to enjoy the artistry of the sushi chefs.
: Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm[Weekdays] Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm[Saturday, Sunday] Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmClosed
: TuesdaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 21,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,250 JPYAccess
: 3-minute walk from JR Shinbashi Station/5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza StationAddress
: Misuzu Bldg. B1F, 8-10-3 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo
4. Ginza Sushi Dokoro Shin (Ginza)
There are many sushi restaurants in Ginza, but if you want to go to a place where you can enjoy sushi in a relaxing environment at reasonable prices, go to Ginza Sushi Dokoro Shin. The display case at the counter is filled with premium ingredients procured that day. The secret behind the popularity of this restaurant is that sushi made by chefs with outstanding skills acquired over years of training is offered at reasonable prices. This is a place where the owner makes sure first-timers feel welcome.
In addition to the sushi made with high-end ingredients, such as chutoro (medium fatty tuna) from Oma and Botan shrimp, the a-la-carte dishes starting at 600 JPY are also recommended! They are items made with fresh seafood and a lot of love and care.
Ginza Sushi Dokoro Shin
: [Saturday/Holidays] Normal hours 11:30 AM-9:30 PM (last order 9:30 PM)[Weekends] Lunch 11:30 AM-2 PM (last order 2 PM)/Dinner 5:30 PM-10:30 PM (last order 10:30 PM)Closed
: MondaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPYAccess
: About a 5 minute walk from Tokyo Metro "Ginza Station" exit A1. Next to Courtyard Marriott Ginza Toubu Hotel.Address
: Way Fair Bldg. 1F , 7-12-4 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo
5. Otaru Masazushi Ginza (Ginza-itchome)
The port city of Otaru in Hokkaido is popular as a place to enjoy sushi made with fresh seafood. Otaru Masazushi Ginza originated in Otaru, so you can expect to have a variety of excellent seafood! The specialty [Chef's Special Sashimi Course] (10,000 JPY) is an eight-course dinner that starts with appetizers and includes both sashimi and sushi of fresh seafood procured directly from Hokkaido. There are lovely courses with attractive prices for both lunch and dinner so you can enjoy yourself without worrying about money.
Otaru Masazushi Ginza
: [Weekdays / Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am -3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)[Weekday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 9:30 pm)[Public Holiday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)[Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (last order 9:00 pm)Closed
: SundaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPYAccess
: Right near exit 7 at Ginza Icchome Station. Take exit 3 at Kyobashi Station and follow Chuo-doori to the south. A five minute walk from Yurakucho Station. On the 10th floor of the POLA Ginza Building.Address
: Pola Ginza Bldg. 10F, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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6. Ginza Fujita (Shimbashi)
Ginza Fujita, which is located a short walk from the lively Shimbashi Station area, is a quiet and sophisticated restaurant where you can have a relaxing meal. It is the perfect restaurant to enjoy courses that consist of a variety of different dishes, including sushi and tempura, all made with absolute commitment to quality. The ingredients for the tempura here are purposely small so that they have concentrated umami that becomes sweeter when made into tempura.
The restaurant offers a great selection of course meals to choose from, starting with the eight-course [Choji Course] (10,800 JPY) that includes sashimi, tempura, and five pieces of sushi.
: Weekdays/Sunday/days before holidays: Dinner 5:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. (last orders at 9:30 p.m.). *Open Sunday & holidays by reservation only; last orders at 9:30 p.m.Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 20,000 JPYAccess
: A 5-minute walk from Shinbashi Station. Head towards Ginza on Chuo Street and you'll find it next to Ginza 888 Building, inside Dai 3 Soware Do Building on the basement level.Address
: Dai-3 Soiree de Bldg. B1F, 8-8-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
7. Ginza Genkai Sushi (Ginza)
All the ingredients at this restaurant that are procured at the market each day are a testament to the keen eye of the chef. The fish that are at their best are chosen each season for their flavors. Among the many high-end sushi restaurants in Ginza, this one is popular for the high quality of the food and reasonable prices. The number of bottles of alcoholic beverages that regulars keep in the restaurant with their names on them shows its broad fan base.
Photographed is the [Extra Special Nigiri] (2,500 JPY), which is offered at an astonishing price considering its volume and the location of the restaurant. Enjoy the super fresh ingredients that represent the dedicated manner in which the chefs approach their art.
Ginza Genkai Sushi
Open: [Weekday] Normal hours 5:00 pm - 3:00 pm (last order 2:30 pm)
[Saturday] Normal hours 5:00 pm - 1:30 pm (last order 1:00 pm)
[Holiday] Normal hours 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Access: From exit A2 of Ginza station on the Tokyo Metro, walk in the direction of Shimbashi along Chuo avenue. Turn right at the traffic light on Ginza-6-chome and Shibuya building will be on your left. We are at the 6th floor of Shibuya building.
Address: Shibuya Bldg. 6F , 7-8-1 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo
8. Ginza Koshitsu Koya Ginza Branch (Ginza-itchome)
This is not a sushi restaurant but an all-private room izakaya (Japanese pub) that specializes in creative Japanese cuisine with courses that include sushi. The [Special Selection Tsubaki Course] that includes three hours of bottomless drinks is reasonably priced at 7,500 JPY, and, if there is availability, you can get a private room for groups of two people and up. This is the perfect restaurant to enjoy reasonably priced Japanese cuisine in big groups.
Ginza Koshitsu Koya Ginza
Open: [Monday-Saturday] Dinner: 5:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Sunday/Holiday: 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. / Last order for food: 1 hour before closing, Last order for drinks: 30 min. before closing. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (last order 2:30 p.m.)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: From Ginza or Ginza Ichome Station, head towards Okura Bekkan. Basement level 1. 2 minutes walking from Ginza Ichome station. 3 Minutes walking from Ginza station.
Address: Okura Annex Bldg. B1F , 3-4-1 Ginza , Chuo-ku, Tokyo
9. Sushi Makoto (Shimbashi)
When you enter this fifth-floor restaurant, you will first see the Japanese cypress counter with the chef standing behind it. The sushi made by the owner who trained at a famous restaurant in Akasaka is traditional Edo-style sushi that shows off his careful work. The recommended sushi to order from the chefs who have supremely reliable skills on preparing kohada (konoshiro gizzard shad). The kohada is flavored differently depending on the weather and temperature, and it is a tricky ingredient to handle that clearly shows the skill level of the chef. At this restaurant, the kohada is chosen for the fat content and size each season and is carefully marinated in vinegar then left to rest before making it into sushi. Also, slightly sweet minced shrimp is layered in between the kohada and sushi rice to soften the tartness. It will fill your mouth with a bright, tart flavor as well as the umami of the tender fat!
Open: [Weekdays] 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 25,000 JPY
Address: 5F, Ishii Kishuya Bldg., 7-6-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
10. Sushi Tajima (Ginza)
Sushi Tajima, known as a restaurant where you can enjoy fresh seasonal ingredients at reasonable prices, is located just 4 minutes on foot from Ginza Station. Its primary appeal is the high-end ingredients that can be enjoyed at reasonable prices. For example, the standard dinner course, [Seven Items Including Domestic Wagyu and Nodoguro (blackthroat seaperch) Grilled with Seaweed and Salt] (9,500 JPY (plus tax)) is a substantial course that includes seasonal sashimi, kushiyaki (grilled skewered ingredients) of soft and juicy domestic Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), items such as crab chawanmushi (savory steamed egg custard), and five pieces of Edo-style sushi. It is a course with a concentration of wonderful Japanese flavors perfect for a memorable night in Ginza.
: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPYAddress
: 5F, KN Bldg., 6-4-12, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
11. Ginza Sushi Watanabe (Ginza)
The owner of this restaurant, Yoshifumi Watanabe, was the last chef to train with a sushi chef known as "the god of nigirizushi." The dedication to quality that he learned from his master is apparent in his use of an ice room, instead of a refrigerator, to keep the ingredients fresh.
The restaurant's recommended toppings are the [Salt Steamed Abalone], with a rich sauce that combines perfectly with the umami of the abalone liver, and the soft, fluffy, and sweet [Japanese tiger prawn].
Ginza Sushi Watanabe
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (reservations required)Closed
: Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 18,000 JPYAddress
: 3F, Ginza Bldg., 5-6-14, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
12. Sushi Uoyu Ginza Branch (Ginza)
This is a sushi restaurant in a convenient location, just 1 minute from Ginza Station. It has the atmosphere of a high-end Ginza restaurant but serves fresh ingredients at reasonable prices. The seafood procured from around the country are swimming in a tank in the restaurant, so they are super fresh. The [Premium Sushi] (2,500 JPY (plus tax) per person) in the photograph includes 14 pieces of sushi with such luxurious toppings as otoro (fatty tuna), chutoro (medium fatty tuna), botan shrimp, and sea urchin, which are all amazing for this price! The [Squid Sashimi] (from 3,800 JPY (plus tax)) has the beautiful translucence appearance attesting its freshness and is also a popular item not to be missed.
Sushi Uoyu Ginza Branch
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:15 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch from 11:30 am (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:15 pm)Closed
: None *Closed December 31 - January 2Average price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAddress
: B1F, Yayoi Bldg., 4-2-2, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
13. Banya Ginza Branch (Shimbashi)
This is a popular sushi izakaya where you can enjoy Japanese dishes made with fresh seafood, such as sashimi and sushi, together with famous alcohol from around Japan. If you think it's just a chain, you are sure to be wowed by the freshness of the seafood! The sushi can be ordered individually, starting at 200 JPY a piece, but the most cost efficient way of ordering is the [Chef's Recommendation Course] (6,000 JPY). It is a satisfying course that includes six pieces of sushi and another six items, such as sashimi and a small side dish. Be sure to enjoy it with the local sake (Japanese alcohol) from around Japan.
Banya Ginza Branch
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) L.O. for drinks 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday and National Holidays *Closed December 30 - January 4
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Address: B1F, New Ginza Bldg., 7-3-13, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
14. Sushi Takahashi (Ginza-itchome)
Sushi Takahashi is a restaurant that the young owner, who trained at a highly-acclaimed restaurant, opened to pursue his passion for sushi. Here, you can enjoy chef's selection courses starting at 18,000 JPY. If you want to savor the exciting yet sensitive flavors created by the owner, start with the tuna. The tuna, which is a testament to the owner's keen eye, will be served in a set of otoro, chutoro, and akami (red meat), so you can compare the difference in their flavors.
The otoro, which has a shine as if it is reflecting light, will fill your mouth with the fat and the wonderful flavors of tuna. The light chutoro has just the right amount of fat and is a popular cut. The akami is a cut to taste the umami of fish rather than sweetness. This is a wonderful restaurant where you can feel the young owner's desire to create a restaurant that younger people can casually enjoy, despite its location in Ginza.
: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (last entry at 9:30 pm)Closed
: Wednesday *Closed on Monday when Saturday, Sunday, and Monday are consecutive holidays. Closed Golden Week, Obon, and the beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: [Dinner] 21,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Morikawa Bldg., 1-14-14, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
15. Harutaka (Ginza)
This is an outstanding restaurant that has the policy of procuring the highest quality ingredients with no compromises and optimally utilizing them. Its commitment to quality is seen in the sushi rice as well. The sushi rice here is a slightly firm vinegared rice with clear flavors of rice vinegar and salt. It can be considered to be unusual, but is carefully considered in relation to the flavors when combined with the toppings, and enhances the excellence of the sushi. The standard menu is the [Omakase], the chef's selection that includes sushi, such as kohada marinated in vinegar, [Maguro] (tuna) with great fat and amazingly soft [Anago], and other dishes, but it is possible to get just the nigirizushi.
: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Last entry 10:00 pm)Closed
: Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 30,000 JPYAddress
: 6F, Ginza Tokiden Bldg., 8-3-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo MapMore Details
There is a variety of different sushi restaurants in Ginza, ranging from famous high-end restaurants to little known gems with reasonable prices. Be sure to refer to this article to find the one that is just right for you!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.