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Best Sushi In Tokyo – An Useful Review

Renowned as a bustling and beautiful city with both ancient and modern landmarks, Tokyo is also well-known for Japanese unique cuisine, especially sushi. Once traveling to Tokyo, you should definitely try this kind of fresh and healthy food. However, there are thousands of restaurants serving sushi in Tokyo and you may not know which ones serve the best sushi. But, don’t worry! All restaurants which provide the best sushi in Tokyo are in this blog. Now, let’s check it out!

Best Sushi In Tokyo

1. Sushi Dai

best sushi in Tokyo

It’s worth waiting to enjoy exceptionally delicious sushi at Sushi Dai

  • Location: 5-2-1 Tsukuji Chuo-Ku, Tokyo (inside the Tsukuji fish market)
  • Highlights: Being one of the most popular sushi restaurants in Tokyo, Sushi Dai serves exceptionally delicious sushi with the best fish from the market. Before getting into the restaurant, you should expect to wait in lines for 2 to 3 hours. If you want to be the first in those lines, perhaps you should line up at as early as 5:00 am. Once you get into Sushi Dai and try sushi for yourself, you will see how delicious it is and you can understand why this restaurant has gained and maintained its popularity for years.
  • Price: ¥3,000 ~ ¥3,999

2. Taku

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Watching the chef prepare your sushi is by far the most impressive experience in Taku

  • Location: 2-11-5 Nishiazabu Minato Tokyo (5 minutes away from Nogizaka Statio and also 15 minutes away from Roppongi Station)
  • Highlights: Coming here, you will be attracted by its classy atmosphere and high-quality taste of sushi. You can choose to have a quiet meal in private rooms or enjoy watching and talking to the chef at the counter seats. Taku is unique among other restaurants because it has a sommelier serving wine and champagne and also sake and shochu. One more striking feature of this restaurant is that it opens until 1:00 am while other restaurants close quite early.
  • Price: ¥20,000 ~ ¥29,999

3. Matsue

Matsue restaurant will never make you disappointed with its mouth-watering dishes

  • Location: 1-2-4 Ebisuminami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (2 minutes away from Ebisu Station)
  • Highlights: Enjoying sushi at Matsue, you can have chances to see the chefs prepare each dish right before your eyes when you sit at the bar. If you come here in groups, you can get individual tables. However, sitting at the bar will give you the best experience. The restaurant also serves sushi courses for lunch and they only have “omakase” (a type of meal that consists of dishes selected by the chef) at dinner time. After having a delicious meal here at Matsue, you can wander the streets to enjoy the views around Ebisu as it is such a beautiful neighborhood.
  • Price: ¥10,000 ~ ¥15,000

4. Isshin

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Cooked in a unique way, the rice in Isshin absolutely makes the sushi excellent

  • Location: 4-11-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (10 minutes walking from Asakusa)
  • Highlights: Isshin will immediately make a good impression on you with the traditional Japanese atmosphere preserved through its interior and vibe. Coming here, you can enjoy the seasonal tastes of sushi and the rice is really special. The chef of the restaurant cooks rice in a unique way, which makes the sushi absolutely excellent.
  • Price: Dinner: ¥8,000 ~ ¥9,999

5. Kyubey

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The best way to enjoy all of the freshest in-season dishes here is to enjoy the Japanese “omakase”

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  • Location: 8-7-6, Ginza, Chuou-ku, Tokyo
  • Highlights: Kyubey is one of the most famous restaurants serving best sushi in Tokyo. It is great to enjoy the Japanese “omakase” here because this is the best way to enjoy all of the freshest in-season dishes. What’s more, you can enjoy the best taste of fish as they serve the freshest fish of the day, which has been prepared carefully.
  • Price: Lunch: ¥ 10,000, Dinner: ¥25,000

6. Umi

Let’s see the extraordinary sushi in Umi high-end restaurant 

  • Location: 3-2-8 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (5 minutes away from Gaienmae Station)
  • Highlights: Entering Umi restaurant, you will be welcomed by the workers’ loud chants, which is a very unique and interesting experience. The sushi here is extraordinary, but the price is slightly high.
  • Price: ¥20,000 ~ ¥29,999

7. Miyako

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Visiting Miyako, you will be served the freshest and finest sushi dishes

  • Location: 3F Hyatt Regency Tokyo, 2-7-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (9 minutes away from Shinjuku Station)
  • Highlights: On the 3rd floor of Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miyako restaurant is very calm and cozy with only 14 counter seats. Therefore, this is a perfect place for those who are dating. The chef here will serve you the freshest and finest sushi dishes. If you don’t know what to order, the omakase course is the best choice.
  • Price: Lunch: ¥4,000 ~ ¥4,999, Dinner: ¥10,000 ~ 14,999

8. Kurosaki

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Making a reservation is recommended before going to enjoy sushi in Kurosaki

  • Location: 1-5-9 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (7 minutes away from Shibuya Station)
  • Highlights: Despite being located in the center of the crowded main streets of Shibuya, Kurosaki has a far calmer and classier atmosphere. Here, you will see the chef prepare the sushi with the freshest and most delicious fish of the season in front of you. To enjoy the sushi in this restaurant, you should make a reservation in advance because they don’t accept walk-ins.
  • Price: ¥20,000 ~ ¥29,999

9. Koufukuzushi

Koufukuzushi is also one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo. Don’t miss coming here and trying sushi!

  • Location: 1-10-1 Uchi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (5 minutes away from Kanda Station)
  • Highlights: Eating sushi in Koufukuzushi, you can sit in small private rooms for group gatherings. However, to get the most impressive experience, you should enjoy the sushi at the bar seat where you can watch the chef make your sushi. The chef in this restaurant always selects the fish used to make the sushi carefully from the Tsukuji fish market. Coming here, you can enjoy the best sushi in Tokyo at a reasonable price.
  • Price: Lunch: ¥1000 ~ ¥1,999, Dinner: ¥10,000 ~ ¥14,999

10. Sukiyabashi Jiro

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To enjoy excellent sushi of highly-recognized taste, you should definitely visit Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant

  • Location: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (inside Roppongi Hills)
  • Highlights: Sukiyabashi Jiro serves excellent sushi of highly-recognized taste. All customers coming here should remember to focus on eating the sushi and eat quickly as the restaurant follow the tradition of Edo-style sushi. Unlike other restaurants which provide customers many choices of enjoying the sushi, Sukiyabashi Jiro only has “omakase” because they want the customers to eat the sushi at the best time of the season.
  • Price:  Lunch:¥15,000 ~ ¥19,999, Dinner: ¥30,000

11. Haneda Ichiba Ginza Seven

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The 10-piece nigiri sushi set with the free-flowing sake option here is extremely amazing

  • Location: 7-14-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  • Highlights: Although there are a large number of sushi restaurants in Ginza, Haneda Ichiba Ginza Seven is completely outstanding among those restaurants because of its super fresh “neta” (toppings of the sushi) and comparatively reasonable price. The fish used to make the sushi here is from all parts of Japan and this means you can get some sashimi that was caught on the same day on your plate. The restaurant also serve good quality sake for ¥10,000, so you can have it with your sushi assortment.
  • Price: Lunch: ¥10000 〜 ¥14999, Dinner: ¥10000 〜 ¥14999

12. Sugita

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Chef Takaaki Sugita will impress you with his traditional but subtly innovative style of making sushi

  • Location: 3-1-3 Higashinihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo
  • Highlights: With more than 20 years as a chef, Chef Takaaki Sugita will impress you with his traditional but subtly innovative style of making sushi. The buttery richness of bonito and the silky texture of thinly sliced sardine created by the chef’s experimentations with fish maturation times will give you unforgettable experience. Moreover, the luxuriously creamy ankimo (monkfish liver) pate steeped in sweetened soy sauce and dabbed with wasabi is the perfect accompaniment to sake. Going to Sugita restaurant, you cannot miss trying the shime-saba and shiso nori roll.
  • Price: ¥20,000 ~¥29,999

13. Sushi No Midori

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Visiting this restaurant, you will be offered generous portions of sushi with fresh fish from Tsukiji market

  • Location: 2F Akasaka Biz Tower, Akasaka Sakasu, 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-6302 (3 minutes walking from Shibuya station)
  • Highlights: Sushi No Midori is one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo serving amazing quality sushi at an incredibly reasonable price. Visiting this restaurant, you will be offered generous portions of sushi with fresh fish from Tsukiji market. The restaurant’s signature is the anago ippon-nigiri which is a nearly whole fillet of sea eel brushed with sweet-and-savory soy sauce and is draped over a hefty mouthful of rice. Sushi No Midori is very popular among both Japanese and foreign visitors, so you may have to queue a bit before getting in the restaurant. But it’s totally worth!
  • Price: Lunch: ¥1,000, Dinner: ¥3,000

14. Ginza Iwa

This is how the chef makes sushi in Ginza Iwa

  • Location: 8-4-4 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
  • Highlights: Run by young Chef Iwa, Ginza Iwa is a high-end restaurant serving the best sushi in Tokyo at a reasonable price. The restaurant serves the freshest in-season fish prepared with the uttermost care and precision. There are many lunch sets which come with nigiri sushi, soup, side dishes and dessert available here and they are all surprisingly affordable. Besides, you can enjoy kaiseki cuisine (a succession of beautiful and intricate dishes prepared with as much concern for the beauty of the dish as for the harmony of the ingredients) at Ginza Iwa. Many kinds of alcohol including sake as well as wine and whisky are also available here to complement your meal.
  • Price: Lunch: ¥10,000 ~ ¥14,999, Dinner: ¥30,000

15. Shichifukujin

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Shichifukuji provides seafood of good quality and quantity at an excellent price

  • Location:  3-2-13 Koenjikita, Suginami 166-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Highlights: Shichifukuji provides seafood of good quality and quantity at an excellent price. The fish is always fresh and the miso soup cooked with shrimp heads is extremely delicious. Also, the in-season deep-fried shiro-ebi shrimp here is amazing.
  • Price: Lunch: ¥1,000 ~¥1,999, Dinner: ¥4,000 ~¥4,999

Conclusion

Above are all excellent high-end restaurants serving the best sushi in Tokyo. Although the price of sushi in some restaurants is quite high, the taste of the sushi is worth it. When you travel to Japan, you should definitely visit at least one of those fantastic restaurants to make your trip complete. Hopefully, this blog has given you useful reviews about the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo.

About Haruto Suzuki

Haruto Suzuki is a senior food and drinks blogger at Question Japan. He has a background in F&B industry and also experience of running his own Japanese restaurant in Tokyo for over 10 years. Therefore, he has a great knowledge of Japanese cuisine. So if you want to discover Japan through its unique traditional cuisine, Haruto Suzuki’s blog will be a great source of information for you.