5 Best Sushi Restaurants in Toyosu Market

Our top picks for sushi at Toyosu fish market

5 Best Sushi Restaurants in Toyosu Market

As you may already know, the main fish market in Tokyo was relocated from Tsukiji to Toyosu in October 2018.

This was huge news because we’re talking about the largest fish market in the world here. Many people were concerned because Tsukiji was already such a historically and culturally important place. Many were against it in the beginning because of this same reason.

However, a few years after its relocation, Toyosu market is starting to gain its own popularity. This, while Tsukiji remains an important location even after the relocation of the market.

In this article, I would like to introduce to you 5 of the best sushi restaurants in Toyosu Market. When the fish market relocated, many of the restaurants did so as well, so most of these restaurants have a long history.

What is Toyosu Market

Just as I mentioned in the intro, Toyosu market (豊洲市場) is the largest fish market in the world. It is located in Tokyo and it is the new version of the Tsukiji market, which previously had the title of being the largest fish market in the world.

The main reason for this relocation was to improve the infrastructure. The Tsukiji market operated for over 80 years, and the infrastructure clearly needed improvements. When the market first opened, there were no such things as large trucks, so the roads and facilities were clearly not made for these trucks to come and go safely. Also, since this market is located in an open area, it would get too hot during summer, and too cold in the winter, both of which made it a problem for the people involved.

As I mentioned in the beginning, when the market relocated from Tsukiji to Toyosu, many of the restaurants within the market relocated as well. From here on, let me introduce to you 5 of the best sushi restaurants inside the Toyosu market.

1. Sushidai

〈豊洲市場内〉東京中央卸売市場飲食業協同組合 ©2019 Toyosu Gourmet

The first sushi restaurant on our list is Sushidai (寿司大). This is arguably the most popular sushi restaurant located in the Toyosu market. It was famous since when it was located in the Tsukiji market, but even after its relocation, it has maintained high popularity.

The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of the “Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building”, and it has been introduced in foreign travel magazines as one of the most famous sushi restaurants in all of Japan.

The restaurant has a vibrant feel, which matches perfectly with the atmosphere of the Toyosu market. You can either order the sushi that you wish, or you can order the “Omakase set” which includes all that the chef recommends.

Because of its popularity, you might need to wait in line for a while to get to taste the exquisite sushi from this restaurant.

2. Daiwa Sushi

〈豊洲市場内〉東京中央卸売市場飲食業協同組合 ©2019 Toyosu Gourmet

Next on this list is another very popular sushi restaurant which is Daiwa Sushi (大和). This sushi restaurant, just like the previous one on this list, used to be located in Tsukiji, but relocated along with the market.

The restaurant is located on the 1st floor of the “Fruit and Vegetables Building” and you will easily recognize it because of the long queues in front of it. It is, alongside “Sushidai”, one of the two most recognized sushi restaurants in all of Tokyo.

In general, the menu of this restaurant consists of either the “Omakase nigiri” which is a set that includes what the chef recommends, or you can just order what you want. What many people do is order the Omakase set, and if they want more, they can just order it additionally.

Although you will see a long queue in front of the restaurant, you won’t need to wait for long because the restaurant usually has many chefs working at the same time, making it really quick to prepare your sushi.

3. Ichiba Sushi

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Third, on our list is Ichiba Sushi (市場鮨). This sushi restaurant is famous for having a wide variety of sushi toppings as well as having a chill restaurant atmosphere.

The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of the “Fisheries Wholesale Market Building” and one of the things you will first notice is the modern and simplistic design of its entrance. It might be a little difficult to find at first because the entrance looks very different from other sushi restaurants.

One of the unique characteristics of this restaurant is the interior design which is, as I previously mentioned, simplistic and modern. You will immediately notice the difference from the vibrant atmosphere of the Toyosu market out the entrance. So, if you would like to experience a more chill sushi restaurant, this is the place for you.

Another thing that makes this restaurant special is the wide variety of sushi toppings they offer. Not only do they offer rare tuna parts that you won’t find at other restaurants, but they also offer parts that need to be really fresh to serve.

4. Tsukiji Kagura Sushi

tsukiji kagura sushi
〈豊洲市場内〉東京中央卸売市場飲食業協同組合 ©2019 Toyosu Gourmet

The next sushi restaurant is Tsukiji Kagura Sushi (つきぢ神楽寿司 豊洲市場店). This sushi restaurant is famous for three things: for the use of Akashari (赤シャリ), for its roasted sushi toppings, and for being relatively cheap in price.

This restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of the “Fisheries Wholesale Market Building” and it is another restaurant that you might need to wait in line to eat here.

The previously mentioned Akashari is sushi rice made by mixing the rice with red vinegar, making the rice ball have a slightly reddish tone. This is a traditional Edo-style sushi thing that not many restaurants keep doing. This is the only restaurant at the Toyosu market where you will find this Akashari.

And regarding the roasted sushi toppings, this is also something that not many sushi restaurants offer, making this restaurant very unique with its menu. There is a special set called “Aburi 6” which includes 6 sushi with its toppings roasted. High-cost toppings such as Otoro and Nodoguro are served roasted, making the sushi have a new texture and taste.

So, if you are a sushi lover that has tried much sushi before, this may be a new experience that you’d like to try.

5. Bentomi Sushi

bentomi sushi
〈豊洲市場内〉東京中央卸売市場飲食業協同組合 ©2019 Toyosu Gourmet

And lastly on our list is Bentomi Sushi (弁富すし). This sushi restaurant is famous for its Uni and for being a foreigner-friendly restaurant.

The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of the “Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building”. You will find the place right near the entrance and you will see the counter just facing outside. Because of the location, you won’t see long queues, making it a restaurant you can just hop in.

The restaurant manager is fluent in English and very friendly, making this restaurant popular among foreign visitors. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is usually bright and fun.

Of course, you can order their exquisite sushi, but also, one of their most popular dish on the menu is their Unidon (うに丼) which is rice on a rice bowl with a topping of Sea urchin.

I hope you enjoyed this article. If you are interested to know more about sushi or other traditional Japanese foods, be sure to check our other articles as well.

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Born and raised in Costa Rica, I started living in Tokyo from college. I love traveling within Japan & around the world. Since I wasn’t born in Japan, I know the cultural impact that you can get when visiting Japan for the first time and what you might be worried about before your trip. And I’ve lived long enough to somewhat understand the nuances of the Japanese culture that make this country such an attractive place to visit. Hopefully I can provide to you both the information you’re looking for and the information you didn’t know you needed to know.