When it comes to Japan, most of us would directly think of sushi! As Ginza is located so close to the Tsukiji fish market, it is of no surprise that it would have so many high-end sushi restaurants. To really understand the beauty and fine taste of sushi, you would really have to make your way to Japan and this time, we will introduce to you some sushi restaurants in Ginza that will blow your mind away.
The sushi masters here are confident that their store will provide their diners with an unforgettable experience. Even before you step in, the entrance of the restaurant gives out an authentic traditional Japanese feel. The store only seats 15 people but the ambience is cozy and comfortable and after all diners are here on a mission to savor the fine sushi. For those who have never eaten raw fish at all and cannot fathom why everyone is raving about it, fret not because every item served here is bound to impress you.
Address: 1st Floor, Ginza Kosumion Building, 1-5-14 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Kyubey frequently pops up in magazine articles and TV programs. The Japanese regard it highly and for those who have been to this restaurant to dine, they wouldn’t hold back in telling the people around them about the experience. Although pricey, but we truly feel that it is worth the while.
8-7-6 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
For any sushi beginner, we would recommend this restaurant in Ginza for you. Sushizen uses the finest fish from the sea but their prices are not as cut-throat as other sushi restaurants. You’ll also be impressed with the restaurant’s beautiful clean interior, giving you a comfortable surrounding while you savor their fine sushi.
B1 Floor Fukuhara Ginza Building, 7-8-10 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Rumor has it that even sushi masters from other restaurants come here to dine. The sushi master at Totoya may be a man of few words but he makes unforgettable pieces that will surprise you. Don’t forget to try their special Zuke sushi, which is made of aged fish meat.
1st Floor Ishikawa Building, 3-11-7 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Realizing that there is a market to serve patrons, who are unable to secure reservations at Ginza’s famous sushi restaurants, Taiichi’s sushi master decided to start Taiichi to provide such patrons the ability to enjoy fine sushi without the hassle of making reservations. This chic restaurant only has counter seats and patrons always come out satisfied with a full tummy. If you are unable to head there on weekdays, don’t worry because Taiichi is also open on Saturdays and Sundays.。
2nd Floor Asagi Building, 6-4-13 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
For some out-of-this-world sushi, one must head to Sawada. There are only 6 counter seats here, creating an intimate dining experience between the sushi master and his diners. By having his diners seated in front of him, the sushi master will be able to understand the likes and dislikes of his diners and come up with sushi pieces that would impress even the pickiest eaters. Dinner would probably cost about \30,000 but it is definitely a price worth paying.
3rd Floor MC Building, 5-9-19 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Nakata is one of the three most famous and popular sushi restaurants here in Ginza. As a fine sushi restaurant, don’t be surprised when you see their eye-popping prices but their lunch sets are pretty reasonable and we definitely recommend a lunch date here at their counter, made of one big piece of fine white wood. 5th Floor, Mikuni Building, 6-7-19 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
5th Floor, Mikuni Building, 6-7-19 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
8. Sushi Ojima
Sushi Ojima is the place to go to for some fine sushi and delicious seafood side dishes. The interior of the shop creates a comfortable ambience for diners and the menu here also includes wine. Come here to unwind with a glass of wine and some exquisite sushi and you would be amazed at how wine goes very well with raw fish.
B2 Floor Shintakuro Building, 6-6-19 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
http://sushi-ojima.jp/ (Japanese only)
9. Otaru Masazushi
Otaru Masazushi is different from other sushi restaurants in Ginza because it directly imports its fresh seafood all the way from Hokkaido. To have this sushi restaurant here in Ginza that is originally from Otaru, Hokkaido is a privilege. The prices here are also comparably reasonable.
10th Floor Pola Building, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
http://www.masazushi-ginza.com/ (Japanese only)
So what did you think about this list of Ginza’s finest sushi restaurants? The quality of the food served at these outlets is high, so it wouldn’t be surprising that it comes with premium prices. Regardless of which of these restaurants that you decide to go to, rest assure that it will be a very satisfying dining experience.
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