5 Top-Rated Sushi Restaurants in Tokyo
From Kyubey to Michelin starred restaurants!
Home of Sushi! One thing you shouldn’t miss in Japan is eating Sushi, and if you are going to visit Tokyo, it’s the best place on earth to taste world’s greatest sushi. There are hundreds of Sushi restaurants with various price ranges in Tokyo and 22 of them have received Michelin stars. Those top-rated restaurants are usually pricey but it’s totally worth spending money for the quality, taste and experience.
I’m going to introduce 5 Sushi restaurants in Tokyo, which are constantly rated top of the tops for many years. And keep in your mind that they are extremely hard to book!
1. Sukiyabashi Jiro
Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎) is probably the most renowned Sushi restaurant in the world. It has become sensationally famous after the documentary film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” was produced and also it’s where the former US president Obama and Japanese PM Abe dined together in 2014. Jiro’s restaurant in Ginza is awarded with 3-star by Michelin guide and there is another 2-stared branch in Roppongi operated by his own son. Be amazed by Jiro’s perfection for Sushi!
Access: 1 min walk from Ginza station
Hours: Lunch 11:30～14:00, Dinner 17:00～20:30 (Lunch only on Saturdays, closed on Sundays and Holidays)
Budget: 30,000 yen~
Link: https://www.sushi-jiro.jp/ (Japanese)
2. Sushi Masuda
The Sushi chef Masuda has spent over 9 years at Sukiyabashi Jiro. The well-trained chef has opened his own restaurant Sushi Masuda (鮨 ます田) in 2014. Shortly after launching, Masuda has been soon renowned as one of the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo. The restaurant is located in Omotesando, near Shibuya and Harajuku.
Access: 2 mins walk from Omotesando Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30～14:00, Dinner 17:00～23:00 (closed on Sundays and Holidays)
Budget: 20,000 yen~
3. Ginza Kyubey
Ginza Kyubey (銀座久兵衛) is a long-established and well known Sushi restaurant, located in Ginza since 1935. Kyubey has been attracting millions of gourmands worldwide by their traditional dishes and last year, it was listed as 7th best restaurant in the world by La Liste. Currently Kyubey has 7 branched in Tokyo and Osaka.
Access: 5 mins walk from Shimbashi Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30～14:00, Dinner 17:00～22:00 (closed on Sundays&Holidays)
Budget: Lunch 8,000 yen~/Dinner 20,000 yen~
Link: http://www.kyubey.jp/ (Japanese)
Umi (海味) has been chosen as a Michelin-2 star restaurant for 6 years in a row. The restaurant has no menu, as dishes are served with the fine and selected ingredients straight from Tsukiji Market everyday. It’s located in Aoyama, the sophisticated are of Tokyo.
Access: 5 mins walk from Gaienmae Station
Hours:18:00～23:45 (closed on Sundays)
Budget: 20,000 yen~
Link: http://sushi-umi.co.jp/ (Japanese)
5. Sushi Saito
Sushi Saito (鮨さいとう) has often been called as the best Sushi restaurant in Japan. It has been rewarded with 3-stars by Michelin for 5 years and has the highest rate on Japanese gourmet website Tabelog. The restaurant is located in Roppongi area. Be fascinated by chef Saito’s simple yet perfect sushi dishes!
Access: 1F Ark Hills South Tower, 5 mins walk from Tameikesanno Station
Hours: Lunch 12:00～14:00, Dinner 17:00～23:00 (closed on Sundays and Holidays)
Budget: Lunch 10,000 yen~, Dinner 20,000 yen~
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