Top-Rated Sushi Restaurants in Tokyo

Best Sushi in Tokyo: Michelin Starred Restaurants, Omakase Course

The best High-end Sushi restaurants in Tokyo

Welcome to home of sushi! One thing you shouldn’t miss while travelling Japan is eating sushi. Especially in Tokyo, you have a plenty option to taste the best quality sushi in the world. Tokyo is home to hundreds of sushi restaurants in various price ranges from 100 yen conveyor belt sushi to fine-dining sushi with omakase course.

If you wish to have the best sushi experience in Tokyo, it’s highly recommended to dine at one of Tokyo’s high-end sushi restaurants. There are nearly 30 restaurants that are awarded with Michelin stars in Tokyo, and those top-rated restaurants offers the extraordinary sushi experience without doubts. Yes, they might be pricey but it’s totally worth the money considering the taste, quality and experience.

In this article, I’m going to introduce some of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo, which have won honorable awards including Michelin stars and you can enjoy the omakase course by the skillful sushi masters. Please keep in your mind that those restaurants are very popular and hard to get a table so make sure to book your seats in advance.

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1. Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎) is possibly the most renowned sushi restaurant in the whole world. Jiro Ono and his restaurant have become sensationally famous across the world after the documentary film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” was produced and released in 2011. It was also seen when the former US president Obama and  the former Japanese prime minister Abe dined together in 2014.

Jiro’s sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, situated in Ginza, Tokyo, has been recognized as the best sushi in the world by many and was awarded with three Michelin stars, however, it no longer hold stars due to its difficulty of reservation from the general public. Sukiyabashi Jiro has only one menu, the omakase course consisting of 20 pieces of Edomae-style sushi served with the magic hands of the master chef with his selection of seasonal ingredients.

It may be hard to make a reservation at Sukiyabashi Jiro now, but you can alternatively visit Sukiyabashi Jiro’s Roppongi branch, which is run by the son of Jiro Ono and rewarded with two Michelin stars.

Reservation for Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi

Access: 1 min walk from Ginza Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00/Dinner 17:00~20:30
Closed: Saturday Evening, Sunday, Holiday
Budget: 50,000 yen~
Link: (Japanese)

2. Sushi Masashi

The owner chef Masashi Yamaguchi has worked at restaurants in several luxury hotels such as Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, gaining his first Michelin star as a head chef in 2016. In 2020, he opened his own sushi restaurant Sushi Masashi (鮨将司) in Tokyo.

Having trained by chef Masuda who inherited the skills of Jiro Ono at Sukiyabashi Jiro, the chef creates the orthodox Edomae style sushi and has been awarded with a Michelin star for three consecutive years right after opening a place. The omakase course consists of sushi with selected ingredients and original appetizers, prepared and served directly from the counter. The chef pays a particular attention to the vinegared rice that has a crisp and refreshing taste, and melts in your mouth. The friendly chef and staff make the restaurant welcoming for everyone even overseas customers.

▶︎Make a Reservation at Sushi Masashi

Access: 5 mins walk from Gaienmae Station
Hours: lunch 12:00~14:00, dinner 17:30~22:30
Closed: Sunday
Budget: 30,000 yen~

3. Ginza Kyubey

Ginza Kyubey (銀座久兵衛) is a long-established sushi restaurant since 1953. It’s known as Tokyo’s finest sushi restaurant and draws sushi fans across the world. The high-end sushi restaurant has been honored with multiple food awards including the second place in the whole world by La Liste, one of the most influential global food guide.

Kyubey offers several sushi courses served with carefully selected market-fresh ingredients by the finest techniques of skillful sushi chefs. For slightly more affordable option, it’s recommended to visit these during lunch time. Currently, Kyubey has 6 outlets in Tokyo and one in Osaka, and its main branch is located in Ginza area.

Book your seat at Sushi Kyubey

Access: 5 mins walk from Shimbashi Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~14:00/Dinner 17:00~22:00
Closed: Sundays and Monday
Budget: Lunch 8,000 JPY~/Dinner 20,000 JPY~

4. Sushi Kokoro

Sushi Kokoro (鮨心), a sushi restaurant located in a quiet street of Kagurazaka area in Tokyo, is owned by a chef who has sharpen his skill at the famous Ginza Kyubei in Ginza for 15 years since he was 18 years old. He commits on delivering the finest quality Edomae sushi to guests with over-20-year experience of a sushi chef as well as the skill as a sommelier.

The ingredients used for his omakase course are carefully selected according to the condition by days and seasons in order. The chef goes to Toyosu Market everyday in order to provide ingredients with the freshest and the best condition to his guests. The chef and the staff strive to create a memorable experience for their guests, not only by sushi but also through communication and by providing the sincere hospitality.

▶ Make a reservation for Sushi Kokoro HERE!

Access: 4 mins walk from Ushigome-kagurazaka Station
Hours: 18:00~22:30
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 30,000 yen~

5. Sushi Kakizaki

Sushi Kakizaki (すし柿崎) is run by chef Kakizaki who refined his sushi skill at several renowned restaurants in Tokyo including the time-honored sushi establishment Ginza Kyubei, the Japanese restaurant Nadaman and the sushi restaurant in the hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo, then he opened his own restaurant Sushi Kakizaki in 2008 in Ningyocho area, Tokyo.

The chef strives to use only domestically produced natural ingredients for his sushi and goes to Toyosu Market everyday where he carefully picks and purchases the finest ingredients gathered from all over the country. He also uses large grain rice that is not very sticky and gives a sensation of falling apart in your mouth. Enjoy the finest Edomae style sushi with warm and welcoming atmosphere and excellent customer service.

▶ Book your seat at Sushi Kakizaki NOW!

Access: 3 mins walk from Ningyocho Station
Hours: 17:30~22:00
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 20,000 yen~

6. Sushi Yoshitake

Sushi Yoshitake (鮨よしたけ) is one of the few restaurants in the world that have been receiving three Michelin stars for over a decade. It was, for a while, the only three Michelin starred sushi restaurant in Tokyo after Sukiyabashi Jiro and Saito dropped their stars as they stopped accepting reservations from the general public. The Edomae style sushi restaurant offers an exceptional sushi experience with a traditional sushi techniques and a sense of creativity by the sushi master Masahiro Yoshitake.

Yoshitake serves an omakase sushi course only, which comes with nigiri sushi and tsumami (appetizers). Every item is made with carefully selected seasonal ingredients, creating an exquisite balance of the flavour and texture. The chef applies his own ideas to the traditional methods and takes the sushi completely to the next level.

▶ Make a reservation at three-Michelin-starred Sushi Yoshitake

Access: 5 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 18:00~22:30
Closed: Sunday
Budget: 50,000 JPY~

7. Sushi Kimura

Sushi Kimura (鮨きむら), situated in Nihonbashi, is owned by chef Kimura who worked for 10 years at a sushi restaurant in New York and shapened his techniques at the 3-Michein-star Sushi Yoshitake in Tokyo before opening his own restaurant.

Sushi Kimura provides customers fresh seafood purchased directly from chef’s hometown of Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, including some fish that are rare in Tokyo. The delicately flavored vinegared rice is made with Koshihikari rice seasoned with red vinegar and salt, bringing out the flavour of the carefully selected high-quality sushi toppings with the sense of unity. With his extensive overseas working experience, the chef welcomes customers and explains his sushi dishes with his fluent English.

▶ Make a reservation at Sushi Kimura HERE!

Access: 3 mins walk from Suitengumae Station
Hours: 17:30~20:30 (last entry)
Closed: Wednesday
Budget: 20,000 yen~

8. Umi

Umi (海味) is an upscale sushi restaurant that was awarded with two Michelin star for 10 years in a row. It’s situated in Minami Aoyama area, near Gaien-mae Station. Meet the true value of high-quality Edomae sushi with a perfect balance of rice, vinegar and fish toppings carefully selected by the chef himself. The sushi is served with omakase course and presented beautifully along with some side dishes using seasonal ingredients. Umi has only 10 counter seats. One more thing that people love about this place is the friendly and welcoming personality of the chef who creates the great atmosphere to relax and enjoy sushi.

Book your seat at Umi here!

Access: 5 mins walk from Gaienmae Station
Hours: lunch 12:00~14:00/dinner 17:00~, 20:00~
Closed: Wednesday and Holiday
Budget: 20,000 yen~
Link: (Japanese)

9. Sushi Saito

Sushi Saito (鮨さいとう), owned by chef Takshi Saito, is often considered as the best Sushi restaurant in Japan along with Sukiyabashi Jiro. The restaurant was rewarded with three Michelin stars for over 10 years until it stopped accepting reservations from the general public. It also gained one of the highest rate on the famous Japanese restaurant review website, Tabelog, and ranked as the second best restaurant in the world by the influential publication La Liste in 2023.

Saito is open for lunch and dinner and serves only omakase course with each piece of sushi carefully prepared by the master chef. You can experience the finest of Japanese culinary craftsmanship like nowhere else. Sushi Saito is located on the ground floor of ARK Hills South Tower in Roppongi area. Due to the limited seating of 8 and its popularity, it is almost impossible to get a reservation unless you are a regular patron or a VIP.

Access: 5 mins walk from Tameikesanno Station
Hours: Lunch 12:00~14:00/Dinner 18:00~23:00
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 30,000 JPY~

10. Harutaka

Harutaka (青空) is a two Michelin starred sushi restaurant run by the owner chef Harutaka Takahashi, who has a 12-year experience in working under Jiro Ono at Sukiyabashi Jiro. In 2006, he opened his own restaurant at age of 33 in Ginza where many high-end sushi restaurant are situated.

The chef visits Toyosu fish market every morning to get the finest ingredients with his strong desire to serve the best quality fish during the best season to bring out the full taste of the ingredients. Only omakase course is served at Harutaka with tsumami (appetizers) and nigiri sushi. Two types of rice are used for sushi and its tenperature is adjusted according to the ingredients that go on the bed of rice.

▶︎Make a reservation at Harutaka!

Access: 5 mins walk from Shimbashi Station
Hours: 17:00~24:00
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 30,000 JPY~

11. Sushi Masuda

Sushi Masuda (鮨 ます田) is one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo owned by the charismatic sushi chef Rei Masuda who spent over 9 years at Sukiyabashi Jiro. After being trained by the master chef Jiro, he opened his own restaurant in Omotesando, Tokyo in 2014 at age of 33, then gained two Michelin star only after 10 months. The restaurant was tenporarily closed from September 2019, but reopened in a new venue in January 2022.

Like Sukiyabashi Jiro, Sushi Masuda also serves only omakase course with authentic Edomae-style sushi using seasonal and fresh ingredients. There are only 14 seats in the restaurant, 8 counter seats and one private room with 6 seats.

Access: 2 mins walk from Omotesando Station
Hours: 17:00~, 20:00~
Closed: Sunday and Holiday
Budget: 30,000 yen~

12. Sushi Isshin

Sushi Isshin (鮨 一新) is one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo, winning a Michelin star for 13 years in a row. It’s located on a quiet street in the heart of Asakusa and has been running the business for over 30 years. Isshin serves authentic Edomae style sushi using high-quality wild seafood ingredients and the rice cooked in a steaming pot with charcoal fire without using gas or electricity.

The carefully selected seasonal ingredients are served with four types of omakase courses consisting of assorted sushi pieces. The price of omakase courses at Isshin ranges between 11,000 to 22,000 yen depending on the items of the meal. The restaurant has only 10 counter seats and reservations in advance is required.

Book your seat at Sushi Isshin here!

Access: 15 mins walk from Asakusa Station
Hours: 18:00~22:00
Closed: Sunday and holiday
Budget: 20,000 JPY~

13. Takumi Sushi Owana

Takumi Sushi Owana (匠 鮨 おわな) is a one Michalin star sushi restaurant located near Ebisu Station. The restaurant is owned by chef Kenji Oana who has over 10-year experience in working at  Sushi Sho, a famous sushi restaurant in Tokyo.

The masterpiece of sushi is made with a perfect balance of rice and fish which are carefully selected high-quality ingredients and prepared delicately. For the vinegar, red and white vinegar are used depending on the topping of the sushi with the acidity that changes according to the temperature. The omakase course consists of various bite-sized sushi and appetizers served alternately. There are around 12-13 kinds of well-selected sake on the list. Counter seats and private rooms are available, and can be used in various scenes.

▶ Make a reservation at Takumi Sushi Owana

Access: 5 mins walk from Ebisu Station
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 17:30~, 20:30~/Sunday 15:00 ~19:00
Closed: Monday and 3rd Sunday
Budget: 30,000 JPY~

14. Ginza Saisho

Ginza Saisho (銀座 さいしょ) has been in the sushi business for over 20 years and has just recently moved to a new location in Ginza. The restaurant is situated on the 4th floor of the building tucked away from the busy streets of Ginza area.

Saisho serves high-quality and creative sushi and appetizers with omakase course, using market-fresh seafood ingredients. One of must-have dish at Saisho is Uniku, a creative dish using mouthwatering aged beef and premium-quality sea urchin. As the owner chef is from Akita and they also offer a great selection of sake from Akita Prefecture. The restaurant has a warm and welcoming atmosphere for travellers with an English-speaking chef who is happy to welcome and chat with his guests.

▶ Make a reservation at Ginza Saisho

Access: 6 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 17:30〜23:00
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
Budget: 20,000 JPY~

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