7 Best Sushi in Ginza: from Kyubey to Sukiyabashi Jiro

Renowned Sushi in Ginza including Michelin Starred Restaurants

Best Sushi in Ginza

Every traveler visiting Japan knows that Sushi is the most famous and popular Japanese food, which has contributed to the popularity of Japanese food worldwide for a long time ago. Then, where should you eat the best sushi in Japan? Ginza is one of the most popular Sushi spots in Tokyo visited by from international celebrities and politicians to tourists. There are 14 Sushi restaurants that won Michelin stars in 2019 only in Ginza including the two 3-Michelin-starred restaurants. Today, I’d like to introduce 7 best Sushi in Ginza and how to make a reservation. The popular Sushi restaurants’ seats are occupied early such as Kyubey and Sukiyabashi Jiro, so it is highly recommended to book a seat as soon as possible. 

You (especially those who have not experienced luxury Sushi restaurants in Japan) may wonder what to eat, however, many of them offer an Omakase Course. A chef picks out the menu cooked with the best ingredients in the season on the Omakase Course. 

1. Ginza Kyubey

Chef at Ginza Kyubey
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Ginza Kyubey (銀座 久兵衛), founded in 1935, is one of the most popular Sushi restaurants in Ginza and Japan. There are 7 branches of Kyubey in all in Japan, and the one in Ginza is the first store. Kyubey served each Sushi piece with the finest ingredient, and especially Anago (Sea eel) is known as its specialty. It is also famous that Kyubey is the first Sushi restaurant to serve Uni (Sea urchin) and Ikura (Salmon roe) wrapped in dried seaweed. You can enjoy its Sushi course at a more affordable rate for lunch.

Access: 5 mins walk from Shimbashi Station (新橋駅)

Business Hours: 11:30–14:00 (Lunch)/17:00–22:00 (Dinner)

Closed: Sunday and Monday

Price Range: around 10,000 yen (Lunch)/10,000–30,000 yen (Dinner)

Map: http://bit.ly/2MunEEP

2. Sukiyabashi Jiro

Jiro Ono and Yoshikazu Ono at Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎) is one of the best praised Edo-style Sushi restaurants in Japan and all over the world, having got 3 Michelin stars for over a decade. The legendary Sushi restaurant opened at the current place in Ginza in 1965 by Jiro Ono who still serves for his age over 90 with his elder son Yoshikazu Ono. You cannot experience the best Sushi dishes except in its only menu Omakase Course at Sukiyabashi Jiro. There are just 10 seats at the Sushi restaurant and hundreds of people on its waiting list at all times. It is one of the most difficult restaurant in the world to book since even its website does not accept any reservation now. However, you can exclusively book your seat in the link below, so check out the availability right away!

Review: Sukiyabashi Jiro: the Best Sushi Restaurant in the World

Access: 1 min walk from Exit C6 of Ginza Station (銀座駅)

Business Hours: 11:30-14:00 (Lunch)/17:00-20:30 (Dinner)

Closed: Sunday, Holiday and Dinner on Saturday

Price Range: from 30,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2Loa6uY

3. Ginza Iwa

Located in the south of Ginza where lots of popular Sushi restaurants are lined up, the highest-quality of Sushi is served at Ginza Iwa (銀座いわ). Iwa, which started its business in 2012 with the master chef Mr. Iwa, varies the course menu everyday since the chef carefully selects the best ingredients on the day. There are about 10 kinds of Japanese Sake which go well with each Sushi piece. For experiencing its authentic Japanese Sushi more reasonably, the lunch course with 12 pieces is recommended. 

Access: 5 mins walk from Shimbashi Station (新橋駅)

Business Hours: 12:00-14:00 (Lunch)/18:00-22:00 (Dinner)

Closed: Monday

Price Range: around 10,000 yen (Lunch)/around 30,000 yen(Dinner)

Map: http://bit.ly/2ZxCqhT

4. Sushi Kanesaka

Sushi Kanesaka (鮨 かねさか) is one of the three Sushi restaurants with 2 Michelin stars in Ginza. There are two Kanesaka branches in Tokyo: the main branch in Ginza (opened in 2000) and the other one in Marunouchi (opened in 2002). The head chef Mr. Kanesaka delicately cooks each piece of Sushi using the finest ingredients with his masterful skill at Sushi Kanesaka, and Kuruma-Ebi (Boiled prawn) is one of its specialties. Seeing the chef’s cooking in front of you at the counter also entertains you like a live performance show.

Access: 5 mins walk from Ginza Station (銀座駅)

Business Hours: 11:30–13:00 (Lunch)/17:00–22:00 (Dinner)

Closed: New Year Holiday and Obon Holiday

Price Range: 5,000–15,000 yen (Lunch)/from 30,000 yen (Dinner)

Map: http://bit.ly/2KdpqaA

5. Harutaka

Harutaka
© 2016 ちんちくりん

For a top-rated Sushi restaurant, Harutaka (青空) is also recommended to visit in Ginza. The luxury Sushi restaurant with 2 Michelin stars was opened in 2006 by the master chef Harutaka Takahashi, who had practiced at Sukiyabashi Jiro. There is the only menu Omakase Course including the lineup of best seasonal pieces which are cooked with the freshest ingredients he buys from Toyosu Market (the new market that Tsukiji Fish Market relocated to) every morning.

Access: 5 mins walk from Shimbashi Station (新橋駅)

Business Hours: 17:00-24:00

Closed: Sunday and Holiday

Price Range: 30,000–40,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2KgEunZ

6. Ginza Sushi-ichi

Ginza Sushi-ichi (銀座 鮨一) is one of the well known and popular Sushi restaurant in Ginza and even Asia since there are some branches in Bangkok, Singapore and Jakarta. What is the most attractive at Ginza Sushi-ichi is its finest ingredients from Toyosu Market, especially the highest-quality of Maguro (Tuna) and Uni (Sea urchin). There is a wide price range of courses, so you can choose the one suitable for your bucget.

Access: 2 mins walk from Ginza-itchome Station (銀座一丁目駅)

 Business Hours (Monday-Friday): 12:00-14:00 (Lunch)/18:00–21:30 (Dinner)

Business Hours (Saturday and Holiday): 12:00–14:00 (Lunch)/18:00–20:30 (Dinner)

Closed: Sunday

Price Range: 5,000–10,000 yen (Lunch)/20,000–30,000 yen (Dinner)

Map: http://bit.ly/2K9Bjja

7. Sushiya

If you look for a hidden Sushi bar, Sushiya (すし家) is what you should visit in Ginza. Sushiya, a kind of the branch of the top-rated restaurant Kanesaka, was opened in 2012 by the chef who worked at Kanesaka. Its Sushi course consists of best seasonal seafoods in the season you visit. In addition to the authentic taste of the dish, you can also enjoy watching him cooking up close from the counter seats (only 8 seats in the restaurant). Have a wonderful Sushi experience in a relaxed atmosphere at Sushiya.

Access: 5 mins walk from Ginza Station (銀座駅)

Business Hours: 12:00-14:00 (Lunch)/18:00-22:00 (Dinner)

Closed: Monday and the 3rd Tuesday of the month

Price Range: 20,000–30,000 yen

Map: http://bit.ly/2LUXf3k

Find your favorite Sushi Restaurant and make a last minute Reservation from the URL attached below.

You will be satisfied with the Sushi at those restaurants in Ginza above. For more info about food and Ginza, check these articles below, too!

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