Top 22 Must-Go Places to Enjoy Tsukiji Gourmet

Publish-date: Dec 20 2017 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Top 22 Must-Go Places to Enjoy Tsukiji Gourmet

"Tsukiji Gourmet" is all about fresh seafood, as well as the many popular restaurants in and around Tsukiji Market. Featured on TV and various print and online media, this market has become one of the top tourist attractions in Japan for locals and foreign tourists alike. If you want to try Tsukiji gourmet and make the most of your trip in Japan, this article is for you. Here are the top 22 must-visit restaurants in Tsukiji. It features both well-known and hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

1. Sushi Dai

1. Sushi Dai

Sushi Dai is a popular sushi restaurant located inside Tsukiji Market. Made Edomae-style from freshly caught fish, customers do not mind waiting in line for 2 - 3 hours just to have a taste of their delicious sushi. Some of their must-try sushi include fatty horse mackerel, pickled pacific bluefin tuna, and ark clam sushi. Among other restaurants within the market, Sushi Dai continues to gain popularity because of their affordable yet delicious sushi assortments, as well as their brand of omotenashi (Japanese hospitality).

Sushi Dai

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holiday] 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
*Restaurant will serve customers in queue until 2:00 pm. However, on Wednesday, the queue will be adjusted so that they can close by 2:00 pm.
Closed: Irregular
In line with Tsukiji Market (Wednesday)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station
Address: Tsukijishijo 6-gokan, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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2. Tsukiji Tsunao

2. Tsukiji Tsunao

Tsukiji Tsunao is the best place to go when you want to enjoy tuna-based dishes to your heart's content. Diners can enjoy dishes made from freshly caught tuna at any time, as the restaurant is an intermediate wholesaler of tuna sourced from the market. Their [Maguro Nigiri Set] - a sumptuous rice bowl topped with tuna, uni (sea urchin), and ikura (salmon roe), along with tuna sushi - is a must-try. Enjoy the rich and luxurious taste of the seafood at Tsunao.

Tsukiji Tsunao

Open: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: None
Some irregular holidays
Average price: 3,000 JPY (2,500 JPY - 3,500 JPY)
Access: 4-minute walk from Exit 1 of Tsukiji Station
Address: 4-14-17, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Ban-Ya Seafood BBQ

3. Ban-Ya Seafood BBQ

Known for their delicious grilled dishes and sumptuous donburi (rice bowl dish), Ban-Ya Seafood BBQ is a self-service seafood grill restaurant located inside Tsukiji Market. Diners can enjoy barbecuing on sunny days, as the restaurant has a side terrace that can seat up to 20 people. Perhaps it would be best to enjoy these delectable seafood dishes with liquor. If you want to enjoy a barbeque and Tsukiji gourmet, this restaurant must be on your list!

Ban-Ya Seafood BBQ

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) *Drinks L.O. 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) *Drinks L.O. 9:30 pm
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) *Drinks L.O. 2:30 pm
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit A1 of Tsukijishijo Station. Located near Namiyoke Street along Tsukiji Higashi Street.
Address: 4-14-16, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Edomae Sushi Takewaka Annex

4. Edomae Sushi Takewaka Annex

Located in front of Tsukiji Hongwan-ji Temple, Takewawa is known for their Edomae-style sushi. Their [Edomae Tamagoyaki] (rolled omelette), resembling a huge slice of castella cake, is another must-try. The generous serving is appealing to the eye and the appetite! The restaurant is popular - especially among female customers - for its cozy and relaxing atmosphere, as well as for its dishes made from seasonal ingredients. They also have Japanese-style private rooms for private parties, so if you are dining as a group, it is highly recommended!

Edomae Sushi Takewaka Annex

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:15 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
[Weekends] Lunch 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: None *Except for the beginning and end of the year
Average price: [Dinner] 6,500 JPY (6,000 JPY - 7,000 JPY) / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Access: From Exit 2 of Tsukiji Station, it is about a 30-second walk from Shin-Ohashi Street to Tsukiji 4-chome Intersection. It faces Tsukiji Hongwan-ji Temple.
Address: 1F, Higashi Ginza Plaza Bldg., 2-14-8, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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5. Uokame

5. Uokame

Uokame is known for their Japanese and French dishes made from fresh fish. Their [Osashimi no Moriawase] and [Fresh Uni Pasta] are must-trys! The restaurant's cozy atmosphere and friendly, attentive staff make this the ideal destination for a nice, romantic date.

Uokame

Open: [Weekdays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm) *Old premises may only accept orders for course meals. Subject to negotiation.
[Saturday] Dinner 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) *Old premises may only accept orders for course meals. Subject to negotiation.
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Course meals start from 5,800 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 1 of Tsukiji Station. Head towards Tsukiji Hongwan-ji Temple.
Address: 1, 2F OWL Bldg., 6‐5‐4, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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6. Tonkatsu Yachiyo

6. Tonkatsu Yachiyo

Tonkatsu Yachiyo has been serving diners since the early Showa era (1926 – 1989). According to tourists from all over Japan and abroad, as well as workers from the nearby Tsukiji Market, Tonkatsu Yachiyo is one of the places that must not be missed when one is in Tsukiji. Their fried dishes have a traditional taste that is like no other. Dine at Tonkatsu Yachiyo if you want to have a taste of Tsukiji cuisine and their fried seafood dishes.

Tonkatsu Yachiyo

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holiday] 5:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
*In line with Tsukiji Market, but often have irregular holidays on Wednesday.
Average price: 1,500 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station
Address: Tsukijishijo 6-gokan, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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7. Tempura Kurokawa

7. Tempura Kurokawa

This Japanese restaurant is located behind the alley outside of Tsukiji Market. Their crispy, piping-hot tempura may look simple, but each piece shows expert craftsmanship. Their satiating [Kaki-age Tendon] (rice bowl with seafood tempura), which is available for lunch, must not be missed! Their a la carte dishes that pair well with sake (Japanese alcohol) are also recommended.

Tempura Kurokawa

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:45 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 7-minute walk from Tsukiji Station
Address: 6-21-8, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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8. Ankoya Takahashi

8. Ankoya Takahashi

Located approximately 3 minutes away from Tsukijishijo Station by foot, Ankoya Takahashi specializes in seafood dishes that have become favorites among many diners. Their must-try dishes are the [Aka Mebaru Ni] (boiled red Japanese rockfish), which is cooked upon ordering, and their [Toki Zake] (flame-grilled salmon). Both are perfect with sake.

Ankoya Takahashi

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station
Address: Bldg. 8, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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9. Torito Branch

9. Torito Branch

Torito is a chain restaurant that was established in 1907 inside Tsukiji Market. The restaurant specializes in chicken dishes, and they have many dishes to choose from. Their [Oyako-don] (rice bowl dish with chicken and eggs) is made with Daisen-dori (Daisen chicken) and Okukuji eggs, giving it a soft and delectable texture. It is so good that you will surely be hooked!

Torito Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
In line with Tsukiji Market's holidays
Average price: 1,000 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station
Address: 4-8-6, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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10. Daiwa Sushi

10. Daiwa Sushi

This sushi restaurant inside Tsukiji Market is always filled with local patrons and foreign tourists. There is even a line outside! They use only the freshest seafood for their sushi in order to provide diners with the best sushi experience possible. Have a taste of each kind of sushi by ordering their [Omakase Course] (chef's selection)!

Daiwa Sushi

Open: 5:30 am - 1:30 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, Irregular (in line with Tsukiji Market's holidays)
Average price: 4,501 JPY - 5,000 JPY
Access: Tsukijishijo Station
Address: Tsukijishijo 6-gokan, Tsukiji Market, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Tsukiji Itadori Bekkan

11. Tsukiji Itadori Bekkan

Located on a quiet back street that's about 5 minutes away from Tsukijishijo Station by foot, this restaurant serves authentic Edomae sushi. Here, diners can enjoy an atmosphere similar to that of a secret getaway. The [Kaisen-don] (rice bowl dish with seafood), as well as their [Omakase Course], are must-try dishes. Many people keep coming back for the restaurant's delicious sushi assortments, as well as for the cozy and relaxing ambiance.

Tsukiji Itadori Bekkan

Open: [Monday - Saturday] 7:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 7:00 am - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Access: Tsukiji Station
Address: 1F, Tsukiji 4-chome Chokai Bldg., 4-10-16, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Odayasu

12. Odayasu

Odayasu boasts of their tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) and fried seafood dishes, and they are loved by workers in Tsukiji Market for it. Their bestsellers include [Ebi-don] (rice bowl topped with shrimp tempura) and [Kaki Mix Teishoku] (a set meal with large, delicious oysters as the main dish). Each piece of breaded, deep-fried oyster uses a fresh, large, and creamy oyster. The keeps diners coming back for more! Try these dishes, because you'll surely fall for them too!

Odayasu

Open: 4:00 am - 1:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, Tsukiji Market's holidays
Access: Tsukijishijo Station
Address: 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Edoniku-Kappo Sasaya

13. Edoniku-Kappo Sasaya

Edoniku-Kappo Sasaya is known for their dishes made from wild game, like deer and boar. One of their must-try dishes is the [Edo-yaki] (beef hot pot) made from Omi beef and red miso. Since Sasaya is like a secret getaway in the city, it is a perfect venue for gatherings. Why not spend some relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the city?

Edoniku-Kappo Sasaya

Open: [Monday - Saturday] 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, Festival Days
Average price: 6,001 JPY - 7,000 JPY
Access: Shintomicho Station
Address: 2-2-5, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Jige

14. Jige

Located 3 minutes away from Tsukiji Station by foot, Jige is known for grilling their food using high-grade charcoal produced from Ubame oak. The restaurant is popular among office workers in the Tsukiji area, because of its relaxing atmosphere and delicious dishes. Do not miss their satiating [Maguro no Kama Teishoku] (set meal with grilled tuna collar) for lunch, or their [Hon Maguro no Nakaochi] (backbone flesh from Bluefin tuna) for dinner. The fish meat can be scraped off with a clamshell. Have a taste of seafood goodness at Jige!

Jige

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
[Monday - Saturday] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 6,001 JPY - 7,000 JPY
Access: Tsukiji Station
Address: 2-14-3, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

15. Tsukijiitadori Uramise

15. Tsukijiitadori Uramise

Even on TV and print media, this restaurant is famous for their [Uni-don] (rice bowl topped with sea urchin) and [Curry Udon]. If you like the rich taste of uni, do not miss the [Uni-don]! You will surely be hooked by their [Small Shrimp Tempura Curry Udon], as the soup has the right mix of creaminess and spiciness. They also have [Kaisen no Hitsumabushi] (seafood and rice dish), which is popular with diners who want to enjoy seafood cooked Tsukiji-style.

Tsukijiitadori Uramise

Open: [Monday - Saturday] 11:30 am - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Has lunch service, allows entry after 10:00 pm, operates on Sunday
Closed: None
Access: Tsukijishijo Station
Address: 1F, Diamond Residence Tsukiji, 4-9-6, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

16. Nakaya

16. Nakaya

Located inside the market, many customers wait in line to have a taste of their dishes. Nakaya is known for their flavorful rice bowls topped with fresh seafood, which also represent Tsukiji gourmet. You will feel delighted just by looking at their rice bowl menu, which has pictures of fatty nakaochi, rich-flavored uni, chewy ikura, and other fresh seafood. Enjoy seafood dishes to your heart's content here!

Nakaya

Open: 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, Tsukiji Market's holidays
Average price: 2,001 JPY - 2,500 JPY
Access: Tsukijishijo Station
Address: 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

17. Sushi Kuni

The restaurant is popular for its [Ganso Kobore Uni-don], where diners can enjoy a generous topping of fresh uni on small rice bowls. It is so good that you will keep coming back for more! If you want to enjoy uni dishes without the ammonia-like smell, Sushi Kuni is the perfect place for you.

Sushi Kuni

Open: [Monday - Saturday] 10:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
[Sunday, National Holidays] 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
*May close earlier if restaurant runs out of ingredients
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: 5,001 JPY - 6,000 JPY
Access: Tsukijishijo Station
Address: 4-14-15, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

18. Kitsuneya

18. Kitsuneya

Kitsuneya is one of the popular restaurants outside the market, and is frequently featured on various TV and print media. They take pride in their [Horumon-don] (rice bowl topped with beef offal simmered in haccho miso-based soup) and their rich-flavored [Gyu-don] (rice bowl dish with beef). It is a popular restaurant, particularly among male customers, as it can be a one-stop destination for dining and drinking. This famous restaurant is just as top class as any other top tier restaurant outside of Tsukiji Market.

Kitsuneya

Open: 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, Irregular (in line with Tsukiji Market's holidays)
Access: Tsukijishijo Station
Address: 4-9-12, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

19. Marukita

19. Marukita

Marukita has been introduced many times on various TV and print media as a seafood rice bowl restaurant that's located outside of Tsukiji Market. One of their must-try dishes is the [Omakase-don] (rice bowl generously topped with fresh seafood chosen by the chef). When in Tsukiji, this restaurant is the best place to experience all of the richness of fresh seafood in a single bowl. Even foodies visit here, so don't miss out on it!

Marukita

Open: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: None
Access: Tsukijishijo Station
Address: 4-9-5, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

20. Tsukiji Itadori Unitora Nakadori Branch

20. Tsukiji Itadori Unitora Nakadori Branch

This restaurant is a branch of Tsukiji Itadori that's located in Nakadori Street. Just like their branch on the other side of Tsukiji, their bestselling dishes are: the rich-flavored [Uni-don], tempting [Small Shrimp Tempura Curry Udon] with the right mix of creaminess and spiciness, and tasty [Kaisen no Hitsumabushi]. Try them for yourself!

Tsukiji Itadori Unitora Nakadori Branch

Open: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY - 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 4,000 JPY - 6,000 JPY
Access: Around a 5-minute walk from Exit A1 of Tsukijishijo Station
Address: 1F, Kaneshin Suisan Bldg., 4-10-5, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

21. Tomisui

21. Tomisui

Located a 5-minute walk away from Tsukijishijo Station, this restaurant serves dishes made from whale meat, which is rarely served in restaurants within Tokyo. Some of their bestselling dishes include the [Kujira Sashimi Teishoku] (set meal that includes whale meat sashimi), [Kujira Tendon] (rice bowl topped with whale meat), and [Tomisui-don] (another kind of whale meat rice bowl). If you want to have a taste of whale meat, this is the perfect place for you!

Tomisui

Open: Lunch 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (closed on Thursday), Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (closed on Thursday)
*Dinner is available only on advanced reservation for a minimum of 4 people.
*4,000 JPY per person (price does not include drinks), and available only for course meals.
Closed: Thursday
Average price: 5,001 JPY - 6,000 JPY
Access: Tsukiji Station
Address: 4-10-17, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

22. Inoue

22. Inoue

Known for their tasty ramen and chuka soba (Chinese noodles), Inoue is a popular restaurant located on the outer edge of Tsukiji Market. Despite the simple presentation of their ramen, the soup has a somewhat nostalgic flavor that you just cannot get enough of. This restaurant is the best place to visit if you want to have a unique dining experience while enjoying the lively atmosphere of Tsukiji.

Inoue

Open: 5:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, Irregular (in line with Tsukiji Market's holidays)
Average price: 501 JPY - 1,000 JPY
Access: Tsukiji Station
Address: 4-9-16, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 20 2017 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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