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Tokyo's Best Sushi Spots

The best sushi in Tokyo, recommended by chefs, food writers, and sommeliers.

World of Mouth team | Nov 02, 2023

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Many think of Tokyo as the birthplace of sushi and, therefore, it's no surprise that the city is home to some of the best places to enjoy it. From the legendary Hakkoku to the intimate setting of Sushi Saito and the modern twist at Kimura, this guide presents the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo.

In search of the best sushi in Tokyo, we have curated a list of some of the city's top spots, with all picks based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts such as Charles Chen, Kyoko Nakayama, and Melinda Joe. Whether you're a local or just visiting, find the best sushi places in Tokyo here.

Hakkoku

Hakkoku is a top-tier sushi restaurant, renowned for its meticulously prepared thirty-piece dinner set by Hiroyuki Sato San. The restaurant's offerings are characterized by their purity of flavor and simplicity in presentation, making it a destination for sushi enthusiasts. With a focus on seasonal fish and tuna straight from the auction, Hakkoku provides a sushi experience that is both authentic and memorable.

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Sushi Saito

Sushi Saito is renowned for its masterfully crafted Edomae-style sushi, meticulously prepared by Chef Takashi Saito. As a top-rated sushi spot, it has been acclaimed for its precision and consistency in delivering delicious sushi for the better part of the last decade. The restaurant offers a fun and intimate atmosphere, making it an interesting place to enjoy delicate sushi, particularly when paired with sake.

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Kimura

Kimura is a sushi restaurant renowned for its unique approach to sushi preparation, with Chef Koji Kimura, known as the "father of aged sushi", at the helm. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including a sushi omakase that includes around 10 otsumamis, 12 nigiris, tamago and a dessert, with some of the fish aged up to 50 days. The menu includes a variety of nigiri options, such as Aori Ika from Mie aged 1 week, Shima ebi from Hokkaido aged 3 days, and the famous Swordfish aged 55 days, providing a memorable dining experience for sushi enthusiasts.

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi Hills Restaurant

Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi Hills Restaurant is a two-star sushi establishment led by Takashi Ono, son of renowned sushi master Jiro Ono. The restaurant is known for its exceptional nigiri sushi, featuring top-quality ingredients sourced from the sea. Visitors can expect a set meal of 20 nigiri pieces served within an hour, offering a quick yet memorable dining experience.

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Sushi Kanesaka Palace Hotel Tokyo

Sushi Kanesaka Palace Hotel Tokyo is a sushi restaurant where you can enjoy edomae-style omakase courses, carefully prepared by disciples of chef Shinji Kanesaka. The restaurant is known for its meticulous preparation and presentation of sushi, adhering to traditional techniques and using the finest ingredients. Whether you're a sushi connoisseur or a first-time visitor, the experience at Sushi Kanesaka Palace Hotel Tokyo promises to be a memorable one.

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Maguro Mart

Maguro Mart is a popular restaurant known for its extensive menu featuring everything tuna. The restaurant's specialty, nakaochi, is raw tuna served on the bone that customers can scrape off with a spoon. Other notable dishes include a variety of sashimi, rare cuts of tuna, and tuna tartare, making it a must-visit for tuna lovers.

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Sushi Hashimoto

Sushi Hashimoto, under the guidance of Sugita disciple Hashimoto, is a sushi restaurant that's rapidly making its mark. The eatery has recently relocated and upgraded its equipment, enhancing the overall dining experience. Noted for its meticulous handling of each dish, Sushi Hashimoto serves a variety of delicious sushi, including Hirame and Katsuo, along with a selection of Japanese sake.

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Takumi Shingo is a well-regarded sushi restaurant in Tokyo, known for its quality and authenticity. Patrons often express their love for this place, with some even considering it as one of their favorite sushi spots. Do note that it's a popular destination, so it might be a good idea to plan your visit ahead.

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Matsue Shibuya Scramble Square

Matsue Shibuya Scramble Square is a sushi restaurant located in the bustling area of Shibuya. The restaurant offers an authentic sushi counter experience with an incredible view. Their menu includes high-quality sushi made from fresh fish sourced from Toyosu, Hokkaido, and Kyushu markets, and they also offer a variety of small dishes to start your meal.

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Sushisho Masa

Sushisho Masa is a seven-seater sushi restaurant, popular for its extensive seasonal omakase course which includes not only nigiri but a lot of grilled dishes. The dishes are made with ingredients like anago and ebi, which are grilled by the sushi chef. The restaurant is also known for having foreign apprentices, ensuring that each dish can be explained to all customers.

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Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro is a world-renowned sushi restaurant run by the acclaimed chef, Jiro Ono. Known for its difficult booking process, the restaurant is often a must-visit for sushi enthusiasts, offering an experience that evokes more than a thousand years of history and evolution with every bite. It is important to note that reservations are typically made by phone, and for overseas visitors, it is recommended that reservations are made through the concierge of their hotel.

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Sushi Yuu

Sushi Yuu is a traditional sushi spot in Roppongi, known for its extensive three-hour dining experience. The menu boasts a variety of dishes, including sake, sashimi, crab and uni rolls, fried ayu fish, and grilled octopus, providing a mind-blowing experience from start to finish. With its focus on authentic Japanese sushi craftsmanship and top-quality ingredients, Sushi Yuu offers a memorable dining journey for sushi enthusiasts.

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Sushi Arai

Sushi Arai is a sushi restaurant that offers a unique blend of traditional Edomae and modern sushi styles. It's known for its sushi master's skill in adjusting the knife technique and vinegar mix according to the condition of the day's ingredients. The restaurant's large grain sushi, made from Toyama Koshihikari rice, is designed to provide an overwhelming sense of satisfaction as a meal.

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Sushi Mizukami

Sushi Mizukami, established during the pandemic, is the creation of Chef Michinobu Mizukami, a veteran of Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi and Ginza. The ambiance is accentuated by an elegant Hinoki counter, meticulously designed by Keiji Ashikawa. This venue encapsulates more than two decades of sushi craftsmanship and a profound dedication to the artisan culture.

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Hatou

Hatou is a sushi restaurant in Tokyo where Chef Daichi Kumakiri showcases his culinary skills. The chef, who was trained under the three Michelin starred Ishikawa group, has a distinct style of enhancing the flavors of fresh fish. Each sushi piece served at Hatou is a testament to Chef Kumakiri's commitment to sustainability, using only Irish wild-caught bluefin tuna.

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Nihonryōri Kanda

Nihonryōri Kanda is a tranquil haven that offers meticulously crafted 3-starred Japanese cuisine by renowned chef Hiroyuki Kanda. The restaurant is known for its precise cooking techniques, which bring out the umami depth of ingredients like abalone, fugu, and octopus, as well as the supple texture of their pressed sushi. The serene ambiance of the space, designed by Hiroshi Sugimoto, complements the culinary experience, making every meal at Nihonryōri Kanda a memorable one.

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Ginza Sushi Kanesaka

Ginza Sushi Kanesaka is a well-regarded sushi establishment known for its mastery of Edomae style sushi. The restaurant offers a remarkable balance of flavors and textures in its dishes, with an emphasis on the freshness of seafood and the delicate application of seasonings. This is a place where you can expect a high standard of sushi, with no photos allowed to maintain the serene ambiance.

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Nihombashi Kakigaracho Sugita

Nihombashi Kakigaracho Sugita is a renowned Edomae sushi counter, recognized for its gold award from Tabelog since 2017. The restaurant's intimate setting features a 9-seat counter made of Hinoki, where guests can watch Chef Takaaki Sugita meticulously prepare each dish. The menu features a variety of otsumamis, nigiris, clam soup, tamago, and other special orders, including standout dishes like Chawanmushi with anago, Ankimo in sugar, shoyu, sake and mirin, and Bafun uni hokkaido.

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Sushi Ishiyama

Sushi Ishiyama is a sushi restaurant run by the talented chef Takao Ishiyama, who has honed his skills under renowned chefs like Shinji Kanesaka and Takashi Saito. Despite his young age, Takao has 20 years of experience under his belt, with 15 years at Kanesaka and 5 years managing Sushi Ya. The restaurant offers a mesmerizing atmosphere, with the chef\'s laser-focused preparation of each nigiri being a highlight. The restaurant offers a 25-course omakase menu, including dishes like O Toro, Shirauo (Ice Fish), Shirako, Hirame, Kohada, and Chu Toro.

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136 Restaurant

136 Restaurant is a hidden gem offering a harmonious blend of Italian and Peruvian fusion cuisine. The carefully crafted menu showcases the skill and creativity of Chef Matias Diaz Silva, with each dish thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant's commitment to quality is evident in every aspect, from the meticulously sourced ingredients to the stylish interior, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts seeking a taste of innovative fusion cuisine.

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Many think of Tokyo as the birthplace of sushi and, therefore, it's no surprise that the city is home to some of the best places to enjoy it. From the legendary Hakkoku to the intimate setting of Sushi Saito and the modern twist at Kimura, this guide presents the best sushi restaurants in Tokyo.

In search of the best sushi in Tokyo, we have curated a list of some of the city's top spots, with all picks based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts such as Charles Chen, Kyoko Nakayama, and Melinda Joe. Whether you're a local or just visiting, find the best sushi places in Tokyo here.

Hakkoku

Hakkoku is a top-tier sushi restaurant, renowned for its meticulously prepared thirty-piece dinner set by Hiroyuki Sato San. The restaurant's offerings are characterized by their purity of flavor and simplicity in presentation, making it a destination for sushi enthusiasts. With a focus on seasonal fish and tuna straight from the auction, Hakkoku provides a sushi experience that is both authentic and memorable.

Recommended by

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Sushi Saito

Sushi Saito is renowned for its masterfully crafted Edomae-style sushi, meticulously prepared by Chef Takashi Saito. As a top-rated sushi spot, it has been acclaimed for its precision and consistency in delivering delicious sushi for the better part of the last decade. The restaurant offers a fun and intimate atmosphere, making it an interesting place to enjoy delicate sushi, particularly when paired with sake.

Recommended by

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Kimura

Kimura is a sushi restaurant renowned for its unique approach to sushi preparation, with Chef Koji Kimura, known as the "father of aged sushi", at the helm. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including a sushi omakase that includes around 10 otsumamis, 12 nigiris, tamago and a dessert, with some of the fish aged up to 50 days. The menu includes a variety of nigiri options, such as Aori Ika from Mie aged 1 week, Shima ebi from Hokkaido aged 3 days, and the famous Swordfish aged 55 days, providing a memorable dining experience for sushi enthusiasts.

Recommended by

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View recommendation

Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi Hills Restaurant

Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi Hills Restaurant is a two-star sushi establishment led by Takashi Ono, son of renowned sushi master Jiro Ono. The restaurant is known for its exceptional nigiri sushi, featuring top-quality ingredients sourced from the sea. Visitors can expect a set meal of 20 nigiri pieces served within an hour, offering a quick yet memorable dining experience.

Recommended by

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View recommendation

Sushi Kanesaka Palace Hotel Tokyo

Sushi Kanesaka Palace Hotel Tokyo is a sushi restaurant where you can enjoy edomae-style omakase courses, carefully prepared by disciples of chef Shinji Kanesaka. The restaurant is known for its meticulous preparation and presentation of sushi, adhering to traditional techniques and using the finest ingredients. Whether you're a sushi connoisseur or a first-time visitor, the experience at Sushi Kanesaka Palace Hotel Tokyo promises to be a memorable one.

Recommended by

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Maguro Mart

Maguro Mart is a popular restaurant known for its extensive menu featuring everything tuna. The restaurant's specialty, nakaochi, is raw tuna served on the bone that customers can scrape off with a spoon. Other notable dishes include a variety of sashimi, rare cuts of tuna, and tuna tartare, making it a must-visit for tuna lovers.

Recommended by

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Sushi Hashimoto

Sushi Hashimoto, under the guidance of Sugita disciple Hashimoto, is a sushi restaurant that's rapidly making its mark. The eatery has recently relocated and upgraded its equipment, enhancing the overall dining experience. Noted for its meticulous handling of each dish, Sushi Hashimoto serves a variety of delicious sushi, including Hirame and Katsuo, along with a selection of Japanese sake.

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匠 進吾 Takumi Shingo

Takumi Shingo is a well-regarded sushi restaurant in Tokyo, known for its quality and authenticity. Patrons often express their love for this place, with some even considering it as one of their favorite sushi spots. Do note that it's a popular destination, so it might be a good idea to plan your visit ahead.

Recommended by

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Matsue Shibuya Scramble Square

Matsue Shibuya Scramble Square is a sushi restaurant located in the bustling area of Shibuya. The restaurant offers an authentic sushi counter experience with an incredible view. Their menu includes high-quality sushi made from fresh fish sourced from Toyosu, Hokkaido, and Kyushu markets, and they also offer a variety of small dishes to start your meal.

Recommended by

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Sushisho Masa

Sushisho Masa is a seven-seater sushi restaurant, popular for its extensive seasonal omakase course which includes not only nigiri but a lot of grilled dishes. The dishes are made with ingredients like anago and ebi, which are grilled by the sushi chef. The restaurant is also known for having foreign apprentices, ensuring that each dish can be explained to all customers.

Recommended by

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View recommendation

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro is a world-renowned sushi restaurant run by the acclaimed chef, Jiro Ono. Known for its difficult booking process, the restaurant is often a must-visit for sushi enthusiasts, offering an experience that evokes more than a thousand years of history and evolution with every bite. It is important to note that reservations are typically made by phone, and for overseas visitors, it is recommended that reservations are made through the concierge of their hotel.

Recommended by

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Sushi Yuu

Sushi Yuu is a traditional sushi spot in Roppongi, known for its extensive three-hour dining experience. The menu boasts a variety of dishes, including sake, sashimi, crab and uni rolls, fried ayu fish, and grilled octopus, providing a mind-blowing experience from start to finish. With its focus on authentic Japanese sushi craftsmanship and top-quality ingredients, Sushi Yuu offers a memorable dining journey for sushi enthusiasts.

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Sushi Arai

Sushi Arai is a sushi restaurant that offers a unique blend of traditional Edomae and modern sushi styles. It's known for its sushi master's skill in adjusting the knife technique and vinegar mix according to the condition of the day's ingredients. The restaurant's large grain sushi, made from Toyama Koshihikari rice, is designed to provide an overwhelming sense of satisfaction as a meal.

Recommended by

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Sushi Mizukami

Sushi Mizukami, established during the pandemic, is the creation of Chef Michinobu Mizukami, a veteran of Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi and Ginza. The ambiance is accentuated by an elegant Hinoki counter, meticulously designed by Keiji Ashikawa. This venue encapsulates more than two decades of sushi craftsmanship and a profound dedication to the artisan culture.

Recommended by

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Hatou

Hatou is a sushi restaurant in Tokyo where Chef Daichi Kumakiri showcases his culinary skills. The chef, who was trained under the three Michelin starred Ishikawa group, has a distinct style of enhancing the flavors of fresh fish. Each sushi piece served at Hatou is a testament to Chef Kumakiri's commitment to sustainability, using only Irish wild-caught bluefin tuna.

Recommended by

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Nihonryōri Kanda

Nihonryōri Kanda is a tranquil haven that offers meticulously crafted 3-starred Japanese cuisine by renowned chef Hiroyuki Kanda. The restaurant is known for its precise cooking techniques, which bring out the umami depth of ingredients like abalone, fugu, and octopus, as well as the supple texture of their pressed sushi. The serene ambiance of the space, designed by Hiroshi Sugimoto, complements the culinary experience, making every meal at Nihonryōri Kanda a memorable one.

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Ginza Sushi Kanesaka

Ginza Sushi Kanesaka is a well-regarded sushi establishment known for its mastery of Edomae style sushi. The restaurant offers a remarkable balance of flavors and textures in its dishes, with an emphasis on the freshness of seafood and the delicate application of seasonings. This is a place where you can expect a high standard of sushi, with no photos allowed to maintain the serene ambiance.

Recommended by

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Nihombashi Kakigaracho Sugita

Nihombashi Kakigaracho Sugita is a renowned Edomae sushi counter, recognized for its gold award from Tabelog since 2017. The restaurant's intimate setting features a 9-seat counter made of Hinoki, where guests can watch Chef Takaaki Sugita meticulously prepare each dish. The menu features a variety of otsumamis, nigiris, clam soup, tamago, and other special orders, including standout dishes like Chawanmushi with anago, Ankimo in sugar, shoyu, sake and mirin, and Bafun uni hokkaido.

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Sushi Ishiyama

Sushi Ishiyama is a sushi restaurant run by the talented chef Takao Ishiyama, who has honed his skills under renowned chefs like Shinji Kanesaka and Takashi Saito. Despite his young age, Takao has 20 years of experience under his belt, with 15 years at Kanesaka and 5 years managing Sushi Ya. The restaurant offers a mesmerizing atmosphere, with the chef\'s laser-focused preparation of each nigiri being a highlight. The restaurant offers a 25-course omakase menu, including dishes like O Toro, Shirauo (Ice Fish), Shirako, Hirame, Kohada, and Chu Toro.

Recommended by

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View recommendation

136 Restaurant

136 Restaurant is a hidden gem offering a harmonious blend of Italian and Peruvian fusion cuisine. The carefully crafted menu showcases the skill and creativity of Chef Matias Diaz Silva, with each dish thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant's commitment to quality is evident in every aspect, from the meticulously sourced ingredients to the stylish interior, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts seeking a taste of innovative fusion cuisine.

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