Tokyo sushi extravaganza

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The best places to eat sushi in Tokyo if you are a gaijin and don't mind paying for quality

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Updated 8 months ago


Kyubey (Ginza)

キュウベエ

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Awesome sushi full of drunk Japanese businessmen. Go with the omakase and you won't regret it

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Awesome and really interesting sushi that will be different from what you have had elsewhere. WARNING - this guy serves whale. It tastes like tuna and is not worth killing and eating a sentient creature for. I recommend passing and asking him to skip it. Don't bother debating it as sometimes cultures just do things differently and you won't win, but the fish is worth the nightmares

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Awesome sushi and very entertaining dinner talk with the maestro

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Kyubey (Hotel Okura)

久兵衛 ホテルオークラ店

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A good riff on the Ginza Kyubey but more low key for a quiet gustatory delight

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Ippudo (Roppongi)

一風堂 六本木店

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Awesome ramen. Not everything can be sushi

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Great food and a great show, at a not-so-great price, but a key start to any night in Roppongi

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Toriyoshi

鳥よし 西麻布店

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Amazing and interesting yakitori

  • 4-2-6 Nishiazabu, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
    東京都 港区 西麻布 4-2-6 菱和パレス B1F

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Yotaro (Roppongi)

与太呂六本木

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Awesome family-run tempura joint

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Gogyo (Nishiazabu)

西麻布 五行

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More ramen. This one offers a very different twist from your traditional ramen

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Sushi Saito

鮨さいとう

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Can anyone help me meet a member here? I am adding it to my list so I don't forget to try. I have heard good things but this is the only place whose food I can't speak to personally.... yet

  • +81 3 3589 4412
  • Ark Hills South Tower, 1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    東京都 港区 六本木 1-4-5 アークヒルズサウスタワー 1F

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A nice spot for a Yebisu on a hot day

  • 4 Chome-20 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan

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Tokyo Dome

東京ドーム

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Japanese baseball is somehow more fun than other baseball. It must be all the songs and drunk men shouting "banzai"

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Solid Beatles tribute bar right by Inakaya

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It's good to be the king

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Fujikawaguchiko

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Kōfu, Japan • Recommendation • 

Stay at an onsen hotel here before or after climbing Fuji-san. Don’t be intimidated: the climb is easy enough, but the crowds are brutal if you are unlucky.

  • Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

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Dante

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Tokyo, Japan • Recommendation • 

Nice, relaxed Teppanyaki spot. A picture on the wall of Michael Jackson visiting raises the question of whether we can all stop hating MJ yet and enjoy the music or if he is still a monster. Debate it over dinner. Still can’t match Benihana’s showmanship

  • +81 3 3583 5460
  • Japan, 〒107-0052 Tōkyō-to, Minato City, Akasaka, 2-chōme−14−9 ライオンズマンション赤坂志津林 ライオンズビル B1

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鮨寛

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Tokyo, Japan • Recommendation • 

Very good food and a great bargain relative to the average Tokyo sushi spot. Father and sons team. Popular with the Japanese rugby team apparently.

  • +81 3 3405 9597
  • Japan, 〒106-0031 Tōkyō-to, Minato City, Nishiazabu, 1-chōme−4−40 篠ビル B1F

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Kushikura

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Kyoto, Japan • Recommendation • 

Sorry to deviate from Tokyo, but I wanted to note this one. Good yakitori in a nice setting at a great price. Yakitori value-for-money blows sushi out of the water

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Tsukiji Itadori Bekkan

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Tokyo, Japan • Recommendation • 

Down an alley, down an alley, and upstairs in a nondescript location in Tsukiji, this was excellent, and I will stress excellent, sushi. Furthermore, if Sushi Kan is quality for about half the price of a typical high end meal, this was half of Kan’s price again. The first good sushi meal that will actually leave you full. I recommend taking advantage of your jet lag, starting your day at dawn and then stopping here for an early rush to beat the crowd.

  • +81 3 3543 1244
  • Japan, 〒104-0045 Tōkyō-to, Chuo City, Tsukiji, 4-chōme−10−16 四丁目町会ビル 1F

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Sushi shin by miyakawa

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Tokyo, Japan • Recommendation • 

Delicious and unique experience, but they take a slice of your wallet too. Worth it though if you have the means and the opportunity. Really a special dinner.

  • 2-chōme-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 103-0022, Japan

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Kamakura Matsubaraan

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Kamakura, Japan • Recommendation • 

Excellent soba in a great setting in the heart of Kamakura

  • +81 467 61 3838
  • 4-chōme-10-3 Yuigahama, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0014, Japan

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Ginza Sushi Marui

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Tokyo, Japan • Recommendation • 

Another good value play in sushi

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Imobou Hiranoya honke

1 save

Kyoto, Japan • Recommendation • 

Good and different food. Self-reportedly praised by Eiji Yoshikawa himself which is what got me in the door. A new taste variety for me, and I’m glad I experienced it.

  • +81 75 525 0026
  • Japan, 〒605-0071 Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, 祇園 円山公園内八坂神社北側

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Nihonbashi Isesada

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Tokyo, Japan • Recommendation • 

Not a value play, but you need to stop by an eel place at least once per trip. Those are the rules.

  • 1 Chome-5 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan

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Kaneko Hannosuke

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Tokyo, Japan • Recommendation • 

Great tempura, at an almost criminal value. Worth the wait.

  • +81 3 3243 0707
  • 1-chōme-11-15 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 103-0022, Japan

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