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Tokyo is a metropolis with first-class restaurants in every type of cuisine. Naturally, there is a multitude of restaurants serving sushi, which is almost synonymous with Japanese cuisine. This article introduces 30 highly recommended sushi restaurants in Tokyo.
1. Sushi Shokunin Hatano Yoshiki (Azabu-juban)
Despite being committed to Edomae-zushi*, this restaurant also serves playful side dishes that incorporate French and Italian techniques. The menu consists of courses that center around nigiri-zushi (hand formed sushi), and is based on the tenant of Edomae-zushi where "the finest ingredients are marinated in salt and vinegar and left to ferment". The gari (ginger pickled in a sweet vinegar), served as a palette cleanser, is cut into cubes here rather than the standard thin slices. It is made carefully by hand with organic ginger, and is so good that it can be enjoyed as a dish in its own right.
*A type of sushi that originated from Edo (old name for Tokyo) and traditionally was made with fish from Tokyo Bay (previously called Edo Bay). The ingredients are often prepared by marinating in vinegar, salt, or soy sauce, and the rice tends to have a lighter flavor than the sushi in the Kansai region. The fish used in Edomae-zushi also tends to be slightly different from the fish used in Kansai sushi.
Sushi Shokunin Hatano Yoshiki
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (last entry at 10:30 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (last entry at 10:00 pm)
*Lunch requires reservations at least 3 days in advance
Average price: 18,000 JPY
Address: 3F, Toriizaka Annex, 5-11-25, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
2. Sushidokoro Sho (Nippori)
This is a famous sushi restaurant in a working-class neighborhood of Tokyo that has long been committed to serving wild-caught fish procured from Tsukiji Market. The sushi here is made using traditional techniques for Edomae-zushi, which bring out the flavors of the fresh, seasonal ingredients. Courses centered on nigiri-zushi are served in a space with a tranquil, comforting atmosphere. Recommended is the [10 Omakase Nigiri], which is a wonderful way to savor the ingredients recomended by the head chef that day. There is also a wide selection of a la carte dishes, such as sashimi made with fresh seafood, that go perfectly with sake.
3. Sushidokoro Tsunoda (Ningyo-cho)
This is a restaurant in Ningyo-cho, which flourished as a commerical area during the Edo period (1603 - 1867) and still retains that era's traditions and atmosphere to this day. The sushi served here is Edomae-zushi, made with the highest quality and freshest ingredients chosen by the head chef at Tsukiji Market every day. The ingredients are outstanding as they are, but are made even more flavorful by the efforts of the chef. One recommendation is the [Tokusen Nigiri], which is an assortment of nigiri-zushi that is perfect for savoring the flavors realized by Edomae-zushi cooking techniques. There is also a wide selection of a la carte dishes, such as the tender [Grilled Anago] that has been grilled to perfection.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 1F, Chitose Bldg., 3-2-10, Ningyo-cho, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
4. Zoroku Yuzan (Roppongi)
This restaurant has the atmosphere of a hideaway, despite being in the busy commercial district of Roppongi. Seating is at the counter only, so all customers can see the chefs skillfully preparing the food. They use fresh seafood procured from Tsukiji Market, as well as directly from producers around the country. This is a great restaurant to savor Edomae-zushi that has been prepared with love and care. Recommended is the Omakase Course that consists of about 20 items, including nigiri-zushi and various side dishes. The [Aburi Kinme] - a nigiri-zushi of kinmedai (splendid alfonsino, a type of snapper) that's been roasted to bring out its flavor - and [Toro] (fatty meat from the stomach of tuna), which is a nigiri-zushi of tuna that has been aged to maximize its flavor, come particularly recommended.
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
[Saturday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average price: 15,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Suzuki Bldg., 7-18-24, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
5. Sushi Iwase (Tochomae)
This popular restaurant opened in Shinjuku, an area long considered difficult to operate a good sushi restaurant at, in 2012. The sushi here is made in the style of the famous Tokyo sushi restaurant, Sushi Sho, which consists of serving bite-sized sushi and a la carte dishes alternately. This style was developed to allow customers to take their time and enjoy their meals together with sake. The ingredients of the nigiri-zushi change by the season, but one example is the trout, whose flavor has been enhanced by searing. The [Bara Chirashi] (a bowl with sushi toppings served on vinegared rice), of which there are only 10 bowls available each weekday at lunchtime, is another popular menu item with many fans.
Open: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed: Monday, 1st Sunday of the month
Average price: [Dinner] 16,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,700 JPY
Address: 1F, Fukuchi Bldg., 3-4-1, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
6. Ginza Fujita (Shimbashi)
At this calm and quiet restaurant, you can relax and enjoy a meal away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Shimbashi. It offers a wide selection of courses of sushi made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, as well as a variety of other dishes. The bite-sized [Tempura] are popular as a great way to enjoy the natural flavors of vegetables and other ingredients. The interior of the restaurant is designed primarily in a Japanese style. It is recommend to sit by the counter, so that you can enjoy your meal while watching the skills of the chefs.
7. Azabujuban Matsuei Zushi (Azabu-juban)
This is a restaurant in Azabu-juban, which is an area that is full of famous, high-end restaurants. Here, you can enjoy courses that consist of nigiri-zushi and a variety of small dishes in a chic environment decorated in dark tones. The seafood is carefully selected, primarily from Tsukiji Market, and the vegetables are procured directly from farmers. The nigiri-zushi is made in an Edomae style, with two different types of vinegared rice prepared to suit the ingredients. The restaurant is open until late at night and has a great selection of alcohol, including sake and wine.
Azabujuban Matsuei Zushi
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Average price: 15,000 JPY
Address: 3F, Green Hill Azabu-juban, 2-5-3, Azabu-juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
8. Sushi Yoshino (Jimbocho)
This is a restaurant where one can enjoy authentic Edomae-zushi courses. The types of sushi made with the delicate skills of the veteran chefs change depending on the season. Some examples of their offerings include the [Shime Kohada], which is an Edomae-zushi standard of mid-sized spotted sardine marinated in vinegar, and [Yuagari Kuruma-ebi] - a flavorful nigiri-zushi of boiled Japanese tiger prawn and its intestines. There is also a wide selection of alcohol to be enjoyed with the sushi, but you should pay particular attention to the sake, which is carefully selected depending on when during the meal it is served.
Open: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
*Closed during the beginning and end of the year, Golden Week, and Obon
Average price: 15,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Maki Bldg., 2-3-2, Nishi Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
9. Nishiazabu Sushi Shin (Hiro-o)
This is a restaurant that is highly rated by many food aficionados. Within its calm and comfortable atmosphere, why not enjoy a variety of Edomae-zushi made without cutting any corners? The available ingredients change by the season, but the [Hon-Maguro From Kishu Katsuura] is one particular recommendation. The tuna is marbled so beautifully that it looks like Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef)! It is characterized by a rich flavor, followed by a light aftertaste. The [Blood Clam From Yuriage in Miyagi Prefecture], famed to be the best in Japan, is also popular. One bite into the plump clam sends a burst of flavor that fills the mouth.
Nishiazabu Sushi Shin
Open: [Wednesday, Friday, Sunday] 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (last entry), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
[Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,750 JPY
Address: 1F, Minami Azabu Co-House, 4-18-20, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
10. Kizushi (Ningyo-cho)
Having opened in 1923, this restaurant has been preserving the tradition of Edomae-zushi for almost 100 years. The sushi is prepared with traditional Edomae methods, resulting in dishes where the natural flavors of the ingredients shine through. Examples of this include clams and conger eel that are simmered until soft and shrimp with oboro* sandwiched inside. The rice is flavored just with white and red vinegar and salt, enhancing the natural sweetness of the rice. This is a special restaurant where one can try luxurious Edomae-zushi that very few chefs can prepare, such as the [Teami-maki] - mid-sized spotted sardine marinated in vinegar and shrimp cooked in a sauce layered alternately.
*Minced shirmp meat that's been flavored and roasted. It has a slightly sweet flavor. It is tradition in Edomae-zushi to sandwich it between the rice and topping of nigiri-zushi.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:45 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
[Saturday] 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
[Sunday] Lunch 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
*If Monday falls on a national holiday, it will be open for lunch only on Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Address: 2-7-13, Ningyo-cho, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
11. Sushi Masuda (Omote-sando)
This is a restaurant run by a chef who trained at Sukiyabashi Jiro, the famous sushi restaurant where important political figures have eaten. [Nigiri Course] and [Otsumami Course], both filled with dishes selected by the chef, are the only items on available on the menu. The sushi in the [Nigiri Course] starts with light, white fish. Needless to say, the ingredients are top of the line and the rice is chosen and prepared with special care. Dried rice is blended into regular rice so that a uniquely soft and plump texture is achieved when cooking it at a high temperature. The available toppings change by the season, but the kisu (sillago) that is marinated with kombu (seaweed) to enhance the umami is particularly popular.
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
*Dinner at the counter is limited to 2 hours, starting at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm. There are no time limits on private room dining.
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 25,000 JPY / [Lunch] 23,000 JPY
Address: B1F, BC Minami Aoyama Property, 5-8-11, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
12. Sushito (Roppongi)
This is a restaurant that sits quietly in the back streets of a busy commercial district. It is popular among foreign visitors and has menus in English. The menu consists of courses that center on sushi. The restaurant's specialties are the [Otoro Sumibi Choku-aburi] - sushi of charcoal-grilled fatty tuna - and [Kegani no Korameshi], which consists of rice, salmon roe, and sea urchin served on a horsehair crab shell. Sit at the counter to savor seasonal flavors with beverages such as sake, Japanese wine, and champagne, all while enjoying the skills of the chefs.
Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday, Sunday, National Holidays
*May open on Sunday upon request
Average price: [Dinner] 20,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Address: 2-24-8, Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
13. Sushi & Bar yon (Roppongi)
This chic restaurant operates under the concept of a "fusing a sushi restaurant with a bar". The sushi chef and bartender serve quality sushi and drinks over the beautiful counter made of hinoki cypress. The menu consists primarily of courses that center around sushi, but includes a la carte dishes, such as sashimi, as well as dessert. The ingredients change by the season, but an excellent example of a popular item is the fatty [Kohada] (mid-sized spotted sardine) that is marinated to perfection in salt and vinegar.
Sushi & Bar yon
Open: [Weekdays] 6:00 pm - 4:00 am (Sushi L.O. 11:00 pm, Bar L.O. 3:00 am)
[Saturday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
*Closed when Monday is a national holiday. There are also irregular holidays during the summer and at the beginning and end of the year.
Average price: 9,800 JPY
Address: 3F, Goto Bldg. 3rd, 3-13-14, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
14. Takumi Shingo (Aoyama-itchome)
This popular restaurant is managed by an owner who trained for years at one of Tokyo's leading sushi restaurants, Sushi Sho. At this restaurant, you can enjoy courses served Sushi Sho-style, with sushi and a la carte dishes served alternately. The ingredients change by the season, but some examples are the [Jyukusei Chutoro-zuke] and [Ebodai]. The former is fatty tuna that has been aged between 10 days to 2 weeks to bring out the umami. It is marinated in a soy sauce-based sauce and served with Japanese mustard instead of wasabi. The latter is Japanese butterfish marinated with kombu before being sliced thinly and served in 3 layers. It is known for its lightness and overwhelming amount of umami. There are also two different types of vinegared rice that are chosen to suit each ingredient.
15. Ginza Genkai Sushi (Ginza)
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy quality sushi at relatively reasonable prices (e.g. Premium Nigiri-zushi (2,500 JPY)), despite being in Ginza - an area known for high-end sushi restaurants. The ingredients are mostly fresh, seasonal items procured in the morning at Tsukiji Market. They are prepared by highly skilled chefs, creating dishes that will please even the most discerning connoisseur. The restaurant has a comfortable, serene atmosphere, with counter seating and private rooms to kick back in.
Ginza Genkai Sushi
Open: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am)
[Saturday] 5:00 pm - 1:30 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
*Closed on December 24 due to the market's schedule
Average price: 8,000 JPY
Address: 6F, Shibuya Bldg., 7-8-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
16. Kamata Sushitoku (Kamata)
This restaurant is located about 5 minutes on foot from Kamata Station. The interior has a quiet, comfortable feel, with counter and table seating. They mainly make Edomae sushi using fresh fish caught that morning. The seafood is procured at Tsukiji Market, as well as directly from fishing ports around the country. The menu consists primarily of sushi courses and a variety of a la carte dishes. This is a restaurant where you can relax and enjoy seasonal cuisine together with wonderful drinks, including sake procured from different sake breweries around Japan.
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
*Lunch service ends when the ingredients run out
[Saturday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 5-44-15, Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo (Map)
17. Sushi Fujita (Higashi-ginza)
Despite being in Ginza, this is a restaurant that feels comfortable to visit on your own. Although it's small and only has counter seating, it is designed with plenty of attention to detail. The menu consists of [Nigiri-zushi], where the chef will prepare the sushi of your choice, and two types of [Omakase Course], which are centered on sushi, but supplemented with seasonal a la carte dishes. Some examples of their dishes include sushi made with raw Pacific bluefin tuna and umami-rich [Nishigai] (top shell) caught in the Seto Inland Sea that has been steamed and simmered. You'll really get to enjoy a wide variety of flavors here!
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Niiyama Bldg., 3-13-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
18. Asakusa Sushi Ken (Tawaramachi)
This restaurant is located in a working-class neighborhood of Tokyo, close to many tourist destinations. It is committed to serving wild-caught seafood, procuring it from around the country, including the Hokuriku, Kyushu, and Hokkaido regions. The sushi toppings change by the season, but some examples include the [Boiled Live Kuruma Shrimp] that is made into nigiri-zushi while still warm. Nigiri-zushi starts at 100 JPY a piece, but the [Omakase Nigirizushi] - consisting of the chef's selection of sushi - comes particularly recommended.
Asakusa Sushi Ken
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (L.O. 4:00 pm), Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 pm - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
*Opening hours will change for the beginning and end of the year, Golden Week, and Obon. Please double-check with the restaurant regarding its opening hours during these periods.
*Closed on December 31
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Matsu Royal Bldg., 2-11-4, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)
19. Sushiya Ono (Ebisu)
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy sushi made with fresh seafood that's been carefully selected each morning by the owner himself. Many of the restaurant's nigiri-zushi, which are based on Edomae-zushi, and side dishes that are meant to be enjoyed with sake, have a creative twist to them. For example, they serve sea urchin on a spoon with a jelly of kombu stock, and one of its specialty sushi rolls is made with grilled fatty tuna and chopped pearl onions. This is a restaurant where you can enjoy original cuisine that is not limited by traditional concepts.
20. Sushi Dai (Tsukijishijo)
This busy restaurant is most popular restaurant in Tsukiji Market. There are lines every day, with wait times of several hours even during the week, and commonly up to three hours on Saturdays. The secret to its popularity is their Edomae-zushi, which is great bang for your buck. The seafood is super fresh thanks to its location in the market, and the flavors are enhanced through the chefs' careful Edomae-zushi techniques. On top of that, the prices are outstanding! The restaurant's signature [Omakase] is just 4,000 JPY for 10 pieces of nigiri-zushi, a roll, eggs, and a bonus sushi of your choice. Experience for yourself the "reason it is worth lining up for".
Open: 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
*Everyone who has lined up by 2:00 pm can enter
*On Wednesdays, the line is managed so the restaurant can close at 2:00 pm
*In accordance with Tsukiji Market (Wednesday)
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: Tsukijishijo 6-gokan, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
21. Sushi no Isomatsu (Shinagawa)
Although this izakaya (Japanese pub) is located in the corner of a metropolis, all you have to do is step inside to be brought back in time, thanks to decorations like red lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Wouldn't you like to enjoy sushi made with extremely fresh seafood and a variety of other Japanese dishes in its welcoming atmosphere? They make sure to use seasonal ingredients procured from across the country, meaning that you can savor seasonal flavors in both their a la carte dishes and course meals. The recommended dish is the [Isomatsu Nigiri], which is an assortment of authentic Edomae-zushi. Through this dish, you can thoroughly savor the deliciousness of super fresh seafood!
Sushi no Isomatsu
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 6,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 2F, Shinagawa Front Bldg., 2-3-13, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
22. Sushi Kanesaka (Shimbashi)
Famous both within Japan and abroad, this restaurant takes particular delight in showcasing Japan's beauty through decorating its space with flower vases created in the Muromachi period (1336 - 1573) and serving sushi on plates designed by Rosanjin Kitaro (an artist and epicure). Of course, this extends all the way to its sushi, which are made using Edomae-zushi techniques. Examples of such dishes include the [Kuruma Ebi] in which oboro is placed in-between the topping and the rice, and the [Kohada] whose seasonings are finely tuned based on elements like the weather and temperature that day. Visit to try some world-renowned sushi!
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
[Saturday, Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 21,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,250 JPY
Address: B1F, Misuzu Bldg., 8-10-3, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
23. Takewaka Annex (Tsukiji)
This restaurant is conveniently located near Tsukiji Market, allowing it to procure and use fresh ingredients every morning from said market. All of its dishes are delicious, from the nigiri-zushi to chirashi-zushi (mix of seafood on top of rice) and a la carte dishes. Some recommendations include the [Hon-maguro Fatty Steak], which allows you to savor the umami from fatty tuna, and the flavorful [Teppanyaki of Sea Urchin in its Shell]. There are also plenty of dishes that go great with alcohol!
Open: Lunch 11:15 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
*Closed during the beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 6,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 1F, Higashi-Ginza Plaza Bldg., 2-14-8, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
24. Sushi Takehan Wakatsuki (Ebisu)
This popular restaurant has been loved by the residents of Tokyo ever since it opened in 1995. They serve nigiri-zushi made with high-quality seafood procured by the owner himself in the morning from Tsukiji Market. Some popular nigiri-zushi toppings include [Broiled Unagi] - beautifully broiled, wild-caught, over 1kg marbled eel directly shipped from Lake Shinji (Shinji-ko) in Tottori Prefecture, which is the owner's hometown - and the luxurious [Steamed Abalone With Liver Sauce] that uses abalones taken from the Sea of Japan. They also offer a variety of a la carte dishes for everyone to savor!
Sushi Takehan Wakatsuki
25. Ginza Sushi Aoki (Ginza)
This restaurant has maintained its high position in the sushi battleground of Ginza, which has many high-end and famous sushi restaurants. Here, you can savor Edomae-zushi that's meticulously made based on the tenant handed down from the previous owner of "conscientious workmanship, no corners cut, and not reducing the fish grade". At the same time, the restaurant also enthusiastically pursues creativity. It offers "Edomae-zushi as it should be today" through unique dishes like oyster nigiri, which is rarely seen at other restaurants. The ingredients change seasonally, but one particular recommendation is the [Sea Bream Three Ways]. It consists of 3 pieces of sea bream sushi that are matched with 3 different ingredients, namely salted kombu, sea urchin, and scallions.
Ginza Sushi Aoki
Open: Lunch from 12:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner from 5:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
*Closed for the beginning and end of the year
Address: 2F, Ginza Takahashi Bldg., 6-7-4, Ginza, Takahashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
26. Otaru Masazushi Shinjuku Branch (Shinjuku)
This is the Shinjuku branch of a popular restaurant in Otaru, Hokkaido. Approximately 70% of the ingredients are flown in from the company's fish shop in Hokkaido, so guests can thoroughly enjoy seafood from Otaru. The restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes, among which the [Otaru] - an assortment of nigiri-zushi - comes highly recommended. It is served with appetizers and a dessert. They also have a variety of courses to accommodate different budgets and occasions. It is in a building that is directly connected to Shinjuku Station, making it convenient to visit after shopping.
Otaru Masazushi Shinjuku Branch
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Address: 14F, Takashimaya Times Square, 5-24-2, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
27. Otaru Masazushi Ginza (Ginza-itchome)
This is the Ginza branch of Otaru Masazushi in Otaru, Hokkaido. It is on the 10th floor of a building on Ginza Chuo-dori, which is lined with high-end shops. The restaurant has a large counter that you can sit at if you want to watch the chefs prepare the fresh ingredients, which are procured directly from Hokkaido. They offer an extensive menu that includes a variety of courses. The [Omakase Sashimi Course] - a popular dinner course that begins with appetizers and includes super fresh seafood that can be enjoyed as sashimi or sushi - is highly recommended.
Otaru Masazushi Ginza
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
*Closed on Monday when it is a national holiday, but open for lunch the previous Sunday.
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Address: 10F, Pola Ginza Bldg., 1-7-7, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
28. Ginza Koshitu Koya Ginza (Ginza-itchome)
This is a popular restaurant in the glamorous Ginza area. They only offer seating in private rooms of various sizes, allowing customers to enjoy creative Japanese cuisine in a private setting. The menu consists of a la carte dishes that go well with sake, such as dishes made with seasonal seafood and beef, and courses that include nigiri-zushi made with super fresh ingredients. This restaurant is perfect for those who want to enjoy sushi along with a variety of different Japanese dishes. It also offers a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, including sake and shochu.
Ginza Koshitu Koya Ginza
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
*Closed December 31 and January 1
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,800 JPY
Address: B1F, Okura Bekkan Bldg., 3-4-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Map)
29. Sushi KITAOJI - Shinagawa branch - Private Room Kappo
This popular restaurant is conveniently located just 5 minutes on foot from Shinagawa Station. At this restaurant, you can relax and enjoy sushi in private rooms, which are rare for this area, or sit at the counter and have [Itacho Omakase Sushi Kaiseki], of which only 10 servings are available each evening. The [Sushi Kaiseki] - a course meal consisting of sushi, as well as a variety of Japanese dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients - is also popular. You'll also find a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, including sake, wine, and whisky.
Sushi KITAOJI - Shinagawa branch - Private Room Kappo
Open: [Weekdays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
[Saturday] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 7:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 10,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Shinagawa Grand Central Tower, 2-16-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
30. Oshima Shinjuku (Shinjuku)
This popular restaurant is superbly located within Odakyu HALC, which is near the West Exit of Shinjuku Station. The restaurant has its roots in an established Japanese inn in Ishikawa Prefecture, and serves elegant Kaga cuisine. Made with carefully selected, seasonal ingredients, this cuisine is presented on beautiful plates and dishes. The menu consists primarily of kaiseki (traditional Japanese course cuisine with tea), with a variety of choices to accommodate different tastes and budgets. A particular recommendation is the [Sushi Kaiseki] series called "Kanroku Menu", which centers around sushi. This affordable course series consists of nigiri-zushi made with fresh seafood, appetizers, sashimi, and dessert.
Sushi, created through a combination of fresh ingredients and the skills of veteran chefs, is a must-try while in Japan. If you are going to Tokyo, be sure to go to one of the restaurants introduced here to try some!