Superb sushi spots you shouldn’t miss in Tokyo

Bentenyama Miyako Sushi (弁天山美家古寿司)

Originally a fast-food restaurant for commoners during the Edo Period, this place serves up exquisitely prepared sushi at lightning speed. Try the spotted shad sushi to experience true mastery of the craft.

Address: 2-1-16 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
Opening hours: Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Last order: 2pm);Dinner: 5pm – 9pm (Last order: 8pm);Sunday 11.30am – 6.30pm (Last order: 6pm);Closed on irregular holidays
Tel: +81 3 3844 0034

Ryu-zushi (龍寿司)

How about enjoying some sushi at the world’s largest fish market, Tsukiji? If it’s good enough for Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic, then you know you’re in for a treat.

Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Tsukiji Market Building No. 1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
Opening hours: 6.30am – 2pm, daily; closed on Sundays, public holidays and market holidays
Tel: +81 3 35419517

Yoshi Sushi (よし寿司)


Located in a college town, Yoshi Sushi offers tasty morsels at reasonable prices. Be sure to try the seasonal dishes – the konbujime saba (mackerel wrapped in kelp) is particularly delectable.

Address: 1-28-7 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0014
Opening hours: Lunch: 11.30am – 2pm; Dinner: 5pm – 11pm; Closed on Thursdays
Tel: +81 3 52853889

Hina Sushi (Shinjuku I-Land Tower Branch) (雛鮨 新宿アイランドタワー店)

If you want an all-you-can-eat feast without breaking the bank, then look no further. Located amid the towering skyscrapers of Shinjuku, this restaurant offers high-class sushi that is sure to satisfy the most discerning gourmand. The hearty garden eel is a must-try!

Address: 6-5-1 Nishi-Shinjuku,Shinjuku I-Land Tower B1F, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1390
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm; Dinner: 5pm– 11pm (Last order: 10.30pm);Saturday: Lunch: 11.30am – 4.30pm; Dinner: 4.30pm– 10.30pm (Last order: 10pm); Sunday and public holidays: Lunch: 12pm – 3pm; Dinner: 5pm– 9.30pm (Last order: 9pm)
Tel: +81 3 53232380

Sushi Shodai Watanabe Junichi (すし初代渡邉淳一)


It takes devotion to prepare excellent sushi and this is one sushi bar that takes its craft very seriously. Take a seat at the beautiful wooden counter and sample some of the delicious regular menu offerings. If you want to be adventurous, try the boiled octopus.

Address: 2-3-15 Yutenji, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0052
Opening hours: Monday to Friday Lunch: 12pm – 2pm (Last order: 1.30pm), reservations required Dinner: 5pm – 11pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only; no entry after 9.30pm) Saturday Dinner: 5pm – 11pm (No entry after 9.30pm) Closed on Sundays, Monday holidays and certain days
Tel: +81 3 57085550

Nikuzushi (Ebisu Yokocho Branch) (肉寿司 恵比寿横丁店)


Hey, when it comes to sushi, pretty much anything goes – including meat. Be it horse meat or beef, all of them melt in the mouth with the right preparation. Needless to say, fish is available as well, but you really have to try the horse meat sushi. The price is just right, too!

Address: 1-7-4 Ebisu, Ebisu Yokocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
Opening hours: 5pm – 5am (next day), daily
Tel: +81 3 34447005

Sushitsu (すし通)

When it comes to sushi, the freshness of the fish is paramount… or so the conventional wisdom goes. Sushitsu decided to break with tradition and instead uses a unique fermentation process to bring out a completely original flavour. Once you’ve sampled their expertly prepared medium-fatty tuna, you’ll understand why they decided to deviate from the norm.

From top-of-the-line to all-you-can-eat outlets, there’s definitely a sushi bar in Tokyo to suit your taste buds. So get out there and find the one that’s right for you!

Address: 3-1-15 Nishi-Azabu, RF Building 1F, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: Lunch: 11.30am – 1.30pm (Last order: 1pm); Dinner: 6pm – 12pm (Last order: 10.30pm); Saturday: Lunch: 11.30am – 1.30pm (Last order: 1pm); Dinner: 6pm – 11pm (Last order: 9.30pm); Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Tel: +81 3 3404 2622

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