When it comes to sushi, theres a plethora of things to consider and many things that people both agree and disagree with when it comes to the correct way to do things. Whether it is speed you’re looking for or fine dining, convenience, traditional or even sushi with a modern twist then there is nowhere in the world that will cater better to you than the fantastic Tokyo.
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Uobei is a sushi bar situated just south of the Shibuya gardens/park where the Meiji Jingu shrine is. Uobei is a restaurant that is made for people who want their food fast. It is famed for its speedy delivery and clean look as well as a stylish automated service.
Address:2-29-11, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043, Japan
Kyubey is a sushi house that presents its seafood beautifully. It is keeping with the modern food styling of the day. It is a minimalist looking place that has you purely focussed on the food. Its fresh and clean look and Instagram worthy plates of food will leave you wanting more.
Address:2-10-4, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001, Japan
On the north of the Harumi Wharf, Daiwa Sushi, is a breakfast and lunch sushi bar that caters for all you early risers. Its location and filling food is perfect for a great start to a busy Tokyo day. It is unique in not serving any food for dinner service.
Address: 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045, Japan
4.Sushi No Midori
Sushi No Midori is part of a small cluster of restaurants south of Shibuya like Uboei. This place has what looks like an entire sea worth of beautiful looking seafood. The variety on offer is awesome.
Name:Sushi No Midori
Address: 1-12-3 Shibuya Mark City East 4F, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043, Japan
This small sushi bar with its narrow choice of food may well have you first thinking that it’s not that thrilling. That is until you find out that legendary chef Jiro Ono is behind the whole thing. You know that no matter the dish you choose you are guaranteed to have a great meal.
Address:4-2-15 Tsukamoto Sogyo Bldg. B1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan
鮨 いまむら (白金高輪/寿司)
Sushi Imamura is a quiet and cosy place. If you prefer a quiet breakfast, lunch or dinner but still want your sushi fix then this is your place. Its laid-back attitude but still high-quality seafood will leave you satisfied. Pair this with a nice Japanese beer and you are sure to have a chilled-out time away for a moment from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
Address: 5-8-13 Shirokane Heights 1F, Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0072, Japan
7.Hinokizaka at the Ritz-Carlton
It’s difficult not to include the world famous Hinokizaka sushi restaurant housed at one of the most famous hotels in the world, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. This place is what you’d expect from a high-end hotel restaurant. Cosy and clean fine dining. Perfect if fine dining is your thing. There’s also the magnificent cityscape view from the window.
Name:Hinokizaka at the Ritz-Carlton
Address: 9-7-1 Tokyo Midtown the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo 45F, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-6245, Japan
8.Sushi Bar Yasuda
SUSHI BAR YASUDA
This sushi bar will satisfy any expectations of stereotypical Japanese sushi for any traveller from another country. It is everything you expect from a Tokyo sushi restaurant. The décor is welcoming and traditional and the food is everything you’d expect from a tourist favourite.
Name:Sushi Bar Yasuda
Address:4-2-6 Minami-Aoyama 426 B1, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062, Japan
If you want some elegance mixed with a beautiful family owned dining experience then this is the sushi place for you. It’s the high-end yet welcoming Sushi Kokoro. With brilliant views from the window and friendly staff that make this place a place to visit time and time again.
Address:3-6-3 Hill Top Bldg. 3F, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0825, Japan
If you want some sushi but no frills, no waiting, just plain and simple sushi from morning to night then Nadeshiko Sushi is one of the best places to visit. It really is that simple. Don’t let that fool you, though, the food is delicious and all the customers are there for the same reason you are: to eat some good sushi.
Address:3-12,-15 Chichibu Denki Bldg. 2F, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
The sushi restaurant business is one of the biggest in the world and there is no bigger and better place than the wonderful city of Tokyo. These ten restaurants will leave you satisfied no matter the dining experience you crave. So, if you want fast easy food in a sushi bar with a beer then you’re covered. If you want a fine dining experience with a top-class chef then you’re covered. Try more than one of these and experience some traditional Japanese food culture.
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