3 Best Sushi in Tsukiji 2021
High-Quality yet Affordable, Best Sushi Restaurants in Tsukiji Market, Tokyo
Tsukiji Fish Market has been relocated to Toyosu now, but there are still numbers of great restaurants. At Tsukiji Jogai Market (Tsukiji Outer Market), restaurants and shops remain at the same location and run their business same as before relocation. Tsukiji is still the best area to taste the fresh and high quality seafood products, especially Sushi and Donburi (seafood on rice bowl) dishes.
Today, I have picked best Sushi restaurants in Tsukiji area, serving amazing quality Sushi dishes, but pretty affordable (under $30 (3,000 yen)), but offer amazing quality.
1. Sushi Zanmai, Honten Tsukiji
The most famous Sushi restaurant, Sushi Zanmai (すしざんまい) has numbers of stores across the country, and a few in Tsukiji area, Tokyo. Sushi Zanmai Honten (main branch) is located at Tsukiji Outer Market, and it’s the very first Sushi Zanmai store opened in Japan back in 1990. Sushi Zanmai offers a huge choice on their menu including a la carte and set meal Sushi, and Kaisen Don (Sashimi Rice Bowl). Sushi set meals can be enjoyed around 2,000 yen. This foreign-friendly Sushi restaurant has an English menu as well as instructions showing how to correctly eat Sushi and Donburi dishes.
Access: 3 mins walk from Tsukiji Station
Hours: 24 hours
Budget: 1,500 yen~
Hare no hi Shokudo (ハレの日食堂) is a Kaiden Don (Sashimi rice bowl) restaurant located in a heart of Tsukiji Outer Market (Tsukiji Jogai Shijo). Various kinds of Kaisen Don dishes as well as a set meal of assorted Sushi are available around 2,000~3,000 yen. The meals are served with fresh and seasonal seafood ingredients such as Tuna, Sea Urchin, Salmon, Prawns, etc. The restaurant is located off the main street of Tsukiji Outer Market, which is a great location to avoid crowds.
Access: 5 mins walk from Tsukiji Shijo Station
Budget: 1,500 yen~
Sushi Dai (すし大) is one of the most popular Sushi restaurants in Tsukiji area , offering the top-notch quality Sushi dishes made with selected fresh seafood ingredients brought from Toyosu Fish Market freshly every morning. The Sushi set meal is available around 2,000~3,000 yen. Comparing to many other high-quality Sushi restaurants in the neighbourhood, Sushi Dai is definitely one of the best Sushi restaurants offering excellent value for the price.
Sushi Dai is always crowded during lunch and dinner time, and usually there is a long waiting queue. If you want to avoid the busiest time, it’s recommended to go there between 2pm to 5pm during week.
Access: 5 mins walk from Tsukiji Station
Hours: 10:30~4:00 next day (Mon to Sat)/11:00~22:00 (Sun&Holiday)
Budget: 2,000 yen~
Although the inner fish market has been relocated, Tsukiji is still the best area to explore the Tokyo food culture with a lively atmosphere and a variety of delicious food! If you are looking for the best food experience in Tsukiji Market, I’d highly recommend you to join the “Tokyo Fish Market Tour” held at Tsukiji Market daily. This walking tour is led by a qualified guide who can introduce visitors the world of Tsukiji Market and the authentic food culture including hidden spots and delicious fresh seafood! Check more info about the tour from the link below as well as the review of the tour!
How did you enjoy the list?? If you are planning to go to Tsukiji area, and want to taste the great quality Sushi with limited budget, these three restaurants won’t disappoint you! For more information about great food in Tokyo, please check out these articles, too!