Restaurants

Top Choice Sushi in Ginza & Tsukiji

Kyūbey

Since 1936, Kyūbey’s quality and presentation has won it a moneyed and celebrity clientele. Even so, this is a supremely foreigner-friendly and relaxed restaurant. The friendly owner Imada-san speaks excellent Engli…
Top Choice Sushi in Ginza & Tsukiji

Daiwa Sushi

Waits of over one hour are commonplace at Tsukiji Market's most famous sushi bar, after which you'll be expected to eat and run. But it’s all worth it once your first piece of delectable sushi hits the counter. Unle…
Sushi in Ginza & Tsukiji

Tsukiji Uogashi

While the lower floors of this new two building L-shaped complex in Tsukiji Outer Market house some 60 intermediate wholesalers who used to be based in the inner market, the top floor has some sushi and other seafoo…
Sushi in Ginza & Tsukiji

Uogashi-yokochō

Within the inner market (jōnai-shijō) area of Tsukiji is this block of tiny restaurants and food and souvenir stalls, set up originally to service market workers but now heavily patronised by visitors. One of the ma…
Sushi in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo

Numazukō

Shinjuku's best kaiten-sushi (conveyor-belt sushi) restaurant is pricier than many, but the quality is worth it. It's popularity means that few plates make it around the long, snaking belt without getting snatched u…
Sushi in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Uramakiya

Specialising in California rolls (there are 50 different types on the menu or you can invent your own), this cosy diner is very foreigner-friendly and does great lunch and dinner deals. Check out the wonderful carto…
Sushi in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Sushi-no-Midori

Long known for its generous, exceedingly reasonable sushi sets, Sushi-no-Midori is perhaps now a little too well-known: waits of up to two hours are not unusual. Take a number from the ticket machine (and, if the li…