Affordable and Popular! 7 Recommended Sushi Restaurants in Ueno

The Ueno area is filled with many shopping districts, as well as many stations. Ueno Station, Keisei Ueno Station, Okachimachi Station, Naka-okachimachi Station, and Yushima Station are all within walking distance of each other! One particular feature of this area is just how many affordable sushi restaurants are clustered together – it’s to the point where you can almost call it a sushi battleground! Below is a list of carefully selected sushi restaurants in the area that serve sushi that you can only enjoy in Tokyo!

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1. Magurobito Okachimachi Branch [Okachimachi]

Magurobito Okachimachi Branch is a tachigui (eating while standing) restaurant that is located on the east side of Ueno’s Ameyoko. As the name indicates, this sushi restaurant boasts of their high-quality maguro (tuna). Take note that it’s a small restaurant, so there are no places to sit.

When you’re here, you should definitely try the akami (lean tuna), chutoro (medium-fatty tuna), and otoro (fatty tuna). They are all juicy and delicious, going perfectly with their vinegared sushi rice. Their Ikura no Gunkan-maki (salmon roe battleship roll sushi), which has so much salmon roe that it spills over, is also recommended.

[About Magurobito Okachimachi Branch]

Opening Hours: (Monday - Friday) 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
(Saturday, Sunday) 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Closed: Open all year round

Accepted Credit Cards: Credit cards are not accepted

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from North Gate of Okachimachi Station
Around a 5-minute walk from Hirokoji Gate of Ueno Station

Address: 6-3-7, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
東京都台東区上野6-3-7 (Google Map)

Gurunavi: r.gnavi.co.jp/cy07ga3u0000/ (Japanese Only)

2. Sushiko [Okachimachi, Ueno-hirokoji]

Sushiko is a sushi restaurant that stands in the Ameyoko area, alongside many other unique shops. It’s close to Ueno-okachimachi Station, so it’s easy to access. Whether you pick the maguro or the shellfish, they’re all fresh and delicious, and the rice is exquisitely soft.

Sushiko’s famous dish is their negitoro! Negitoro is finely chopped negi (green onions) placed on top of minced maguro. When placed in your mouth, the umami (Japanese savory taste) of the maguro floods your taste buds. When wrapped in nori (dried seaweed) and dipped in a little soy sauce, the saltiness of the soy sauce brings out the sweetness of the fat, making it even more delicious. The crisp negi add a unique accent to the texture.

[About Sushiko]

Opening Hours: (Monday - Friday) 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
(Saturday) 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
(Sunday, National Holidays) 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Closed: Open all year round

Accepted Credit Cards: Credit cards are not accepted

Access: Around a 1 minute walk from North Gate of Okachimachi Station
Around a 1 minute walk from Exit A5 of Ueno-hirokoji Station

Address: 4-2-11, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
東京都台東区上野4-2-11 (Google Map)

HP: www.renaissa.co.jp/sushiko/ (Japanese Only)

3. Miura Misaki-ko Ueno Branch [Ueno]

Miura Misaki-ko is located in a convenient location that’s just around a 1 minute walk from the Shinobazu Gate of Ueno Station. It is a small, counter-seat only, kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi) restaurant. Here, you can enjoy fresh maguro brought from Misaki Harbor (Misaki-ko) in Kanagawa Prefecture, as well as fresh fish from all over the country, at reasonable prices.

In particular, their Maguro no Nakaochi Gunkan (tuna scrape battleship roll sushi) is highly recommended. The hearty amount of maguro on this sushi is overwhelming! However, even with this amount, you’ll be surprised to know that the price is only 100 yen. Be sure to give it a try!

[About Miura Misaki-ko Ueno Branch]

Opening Hours: (Monday - Friday) 10:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:40 pm)
(Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays) 10:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:40 pm)

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB

Access: Around a 1 minute walk from Shinobazu Gate of Ueno Station

Address: 6-12-14, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
東京都台東区上野6-12-14 (Google Map)

HP: www.neo-emotion.jp/post_kaitensushi/miuramisakikou-ueno/ (Japanese Only)

4. Sushitsune Atre Ueno Branch [Ueno]

Sushitsune Atre Ueno Branch is a sushi restaurant that’s located in JR Ueno Station’s Atre Ueno. If you wish to sit, then their counter seats are recommended! There, you can see the artisans make sushi right before your eyes. The fascinating way that the ingredients are manipulated is nothing short of a wondrous spectacle. Enjoy authentic Edo-style sushi here!

[About Sushitsune Atre Ueno Branch]

Opening Hours: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)

Closed: Open all year round

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB

Access: 2F of JR Ueno Station's Atre Ueno
Short walk from Exit 8 of Ueno Station

Address: 2F, Atre Ueno, 7-1-1, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
東京都台東区上野7-1-1 アトレ上野2F (Google Map)

HP: www.sushitsune.co.jp/auto/tenpo26.php (Japanese Only)

5. Yoshi Zushi Ueno Branch [Ueno]

The Yoshi Zushi at Ueno is a bright and clean sushi restaurant that has both table and counter seats. The pricing is reasonable, and anyone can feel comfortable entering. Their Deluxe Sushi Set can be enjoyed for under 2,000 yen.

Their sushi toppings are sourced from Tsukiji Market. You must try their otoro, chutoro, uni, and akagai (blood clam) toppings. The rice is also exquisitely soft and delicious. Every Monday, they discount the price for each piece of sushi to 160 yen. It may get a bit crowded as a result, but that’s only because it’s so delicious!

[About Yoshi Zushi Ueno Branch]

Opening Hours: (Monday - Friday) 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O 10:30 pm)
(Saturday) 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
(Sunday) 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)

Closed: New Year's Day

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from Hirokoji Gate of Ueno Station

Address: 6-7-8, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
東京都台東区上野6-7-8 (Google Map)

HP: http://yoshizushi.co.jp/en/index.html (English)

6. Hidezushi Okachimachi Branch [Okachimachi, Ueno-hirokoji]

Hidezushi is right next to Ameyoko, and it is also the sushi restaurant right next to Sushiko! This alley, clustered with sushi restaurants, is quite interesting. This restaurant has their prices clearly displayed, so you know exactly how much you’re paying. Although the prices are quite low, in contrast, the quality of all their sushi is quite high!

Their fatty mackerel is an item that you definitely have to try. Each piece has 2 large slices on top that overlap to the degree where you might not even see the rice below! Also recommended is the Jo Sashimi Moriawase (premium fish assortment) set, where you can enjoy both fatty tuna and salmon.

[About Hidezushi Okachimachi Branch]

Opening Hours: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Closed: Open all year 

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, UC

Access: Around a 2-minute walk from North Gate of Okachimachi Station
Around a 2-minute walk from Exit A5 of Ueno-hirokoji Station

Address: 1F, Singer Bldg., 4-2-11, Ueno, Tokyo
東京都台東区上野4-2-11 スィンガービル1F (Google Map)

HP: www.kyoueisougou.com/tenpo/okatimati/okatimati.html (Japanese Only)

7. Sushiya GinZo Okachimachi Branch [Okachimachi, Ueno-okachimachi]

As soon as you step out of Okachimachi Station, you’ll find Sushiya GinZo. It’s a sushi restaurant where you can enjoy fresh seafood sourced straight from Tsukiji Market. Their appeal is their reasonably priced nigiri zushi (hand-formed sushi), which is only 130 yen apiece. They also have a full menu of items apart from sushi, which includes kaisen-don (rice bowl dish with seafood), chawanmushi (savory steamed egg custard with various ingredients), udon (thick noodles), and tempura.

They have various types of maguro: otoro, chutoro, and grilled chutoro. They’re all fresh and juicy, and great value for money! Their sea urchin, abalone, and akagai are also all fresh and delicious. Get the Omakase Sushi (chef-selected sushi) to try all of their recommended items.

[About Sushiya GinZo Okachimachi Branch]

Opening Hours: (Monday - Friday) 11:45 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
(Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays) 11:45 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)

Closed: Open all year

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, JCB, UC

Access: Around a 1 minute walk from North Gate of Okachimachi Station
Around a 1 minute walk from Exit A6 of Ueno-okachimachi Station

Address: 5-27-17, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
東京都台東区上野5-27-17 (Google Map)

HP: www.danke-bros.co.jp/store/ginzo/index.html (Japanese Only)

 

Ueno has the lively, blue-collar shopping street, Ameyoko, along with many streets that have various places to eat and drink. There are also many casual sushi restaurants that anyone can feel comfortable entering, so be sure to visit some while on your travels!

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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