The Very Best Sushi Restaurants in Tokyo’s Ginza

Not far from world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Ginza is one of Tokyo's best spots to pick up some top quality sushi. Let us show you Ginza sushi restaurants going.

Photo Credit: Joi Ito via Flickr cc

Photo Credit: Joi Ito via Flickr cc

Glamorous Ginza is better known for its profusion of luxury boutiques and department stores than its food. Nonetheless, hordes of hungry shoppers mean the area is home to a great restaurant scene – with joints serving everything from a quick burger to high-end fare of all kinds. 

One of your best bets in Ginza is sushi. The area’s proximity to the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market means sushi restaurants have proliferated here and are of the finest quality. Below, find our pick of the very best Ginza sushi restaurants to help you find your way. 

For more Ginza restaurant options, take a look at our rundown of the 15 best, or if you’re after somewhere to stay, we’ve got you covered there, too

1. Sushi Aoki Ginza Honten

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Sushi Aoki Ginza Honten is a high-end sushi restaurant located very near to Ginza Station. A tiny place, hidden on an unassuming backstreet, it is a real gem. The warm service of owner and chef Aoki-san will make you feel right at home, and when the food arrives, you’ll be transported to sushi heaven. With room for just 15 customers at once, booking in advance is vital to avoid disappointment. The prices are high, but believe us, you won’t be left feeling short changed. 

­   12.00 – 14.00, 17.00 – 22.00 (Sat: 21.00)            

 Closed on Sundays

­   03-3289-1044

  ¥    12,000 – 15,000                                         

­   6-7-4 Ginza (2F Ginza Takahashi Bldg) Chuo, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

2. Daiwa Sushi

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Although just a 15-minute walk from Ginza Station, Daiwa Sushi is actually located over the border in Tokyo’s Tsukiji district. The fish is hand-delivered each morning from the nearby market for guaranteed freshness, it is then artfully prepared by the master sushi chefs and promptly served up to the expectant customers. Chances are, you’re going to have to queue to get a seat, but it’ll be worth it in the end. 

­ 05.30 – 13.30

­ Closed on Sundays

­   03-3547-6807

  ¥    >3,500

­   5-2-1 Tsujiki, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

3. Ginza Kyubey (Kyubei)

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Mention the name Kyubei to anyone in the know and they’ll soon be singing its praises. Now with six branches in Tokyo alone, they are merchants of high-grade sushi that keeps people coming back again and again. The skilled chefs are masters of their craft who’ll happily let you in on a few secrets if you strike up a conversation. Again, all the fish comes fresh from Tsukiji each morning and is marinated with Kyubei’s secret ingredient for an extra flavour injection. 

­   11.30 – 14.00, 17.00 – 22.00

­ Closed on Sundays and holidays

­   03-3571-6523

  ¥    10,500

­  8-7-6, GinzaChuo, Tokyo 

­   Official Website(Japanese only)

4. Yoshitake

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A restaurant of just seven counter seats, you’re in for some VIP service here. Wearing their three Michelin stars with pride, the owner and his apprentices will introduce you to a whole new culinary world. As well as the finest sushi, Yoshitake serves up a medley of omakase (selected by the chef) delicacies that blend traditional Japanese flavours and methods with cutting edge gastronomy with ease. Reservations are required. 

­   18.00 – 22.30

­ Closed on Sundays

­   03-3547-6807

  ¥    25,000

3F, Suzuryu Bldg, 8-7-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

­   Official Website(Japanese only)

5. Ginza Sushikou Honten

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Established way back in 1885, this is one of the oldest sushi restaurants in Tokyo. This one Michelin star sushi restaurant has managed to retain its very traditional yet warm and friendly atmosphere over the years, helped by its hidden location and intimate interior. With only 12 seats, you’ll be treated to a real sushi performance from the master chefs who are experts at preparing the freshest fish in the most authentic manner. 

­   11.30 – 21.45             

­ Mon-Sat

­   813-3547-6807

  ¥   12,000 (lunch), Y15,000-20,000 (dinner)

­   6-3-8 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo

­   Official Website 

6. Shari The Tokyo Sushi Bar Albore

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Located on a beautiful tree-lined boulevard, Shari The Tokyo Sushi Bar is a contemporary take on the traditional sushi restaurant. The emphasis here is on sushi rolls, all of which are served filled to the brim with fresh, delicious fish. Inspired by Western takes on Japanese sushi and always keen to experiment, this is a great place to try out something new. Best of all, it’s cheap too!

­   11.30 – 15.00, 17.30 – 23.00

­ Reservations: tabelog.comikyu.comgnavi.co.jp 

­   03-5524-8788

  ¥    >2,500 (Lunch), >8,000 (Dinner)

­   8F, 2-4-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo                   

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

7. Itamae Sushi

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With over 10 restaurants in Japan and overseas, Itamae Sushi Ginza Corridor must be doing something right. Aside from the great quality sushi (fresh from Tsukiji each morning), what the restaurant does best is offer a nicely casual dining experience, perfect for a reasonably cheap lunch or dinner. The bluefin tuna – the restaurant’s bestseller – is the envy of even the highest end sushi restaurants. 

­   11.30 – 14.30, 17.30 – 04.00
(Weekends: 11.30 – 22.30)

­   03-3571-9970

  ¥   980 – 2,980 (Lunch), 3,000 – 5,000 (Dinner) 

­   8-2-13 Ginza (1F J bldg)Chuo, Tokyo 

­   Official Website (Japanese only)       

8. Sawada Ginza

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Sawada Ginza is a two-star Michelin sushi restaurant run by a husband and wife team. Enjoy the warmest hospitality imaginable while the chef prepares your lovingly thought-out meal. Omakase (chef’s choice) is the order of the day here, meaning you’ll be treated to a personalised meal of the best quality food. Note that children under the age of 16 are not permitted. 

­   Lunch 12.00 – 15.00 Dinner 18:00-20:30

­  Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

­   813-3571-4711

  ¥    >20,000

­   5-9-19 Ginza, Tokyo                                         

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

9. Umegaoka Sushi No Midori Ginza

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Tucked away behind Ginza’s Imperial Hotel, Umegaoka Sushi No Midori Ginza is a great option for travellers on a budget. The extensive menus includes all the usual favourites plus a few things you won’t find at more traditional places. With English menus and helpful staff, not to mention bargain basement prices, expect queues, but they will be well worth the trouble. 

­   11.00 – 22.00                      

­  Mon-Sun

­   03-5568-1212

 ¥    2,000 – 4,000

­   7-2 Ginza, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

10. Sushi Kiyota

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Sushi Kiyota is one of Tokyo’s most legendary sushi restaurants. As you arrive, notice the chef’s bicycle that he uses to collect the day’s fish from Tsukiji every morning. The fish is prepared to absolute perfection and presented with real elegance. This place is not cheap, but for a truly world-class omakase sushi experience, perhaps it’ll be worth it. 

­   12.00 – 14.00             

­ Closed on Sundays and National holidays 

­   03-3572-4854

  ¥   30,000

­   6-3-15 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

11. Sushi-ya

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Sushi-ya (“Sushi Shop”), down one of Ginza’s many inconspicuous alleys, is another top sushi choice. The young but talented chef learnt his craft at Sushi Kanesaka (see below), before going it alone. This place has under 10 seats, making reservations a must. Top quality sushi without the astronomical prices – what could be better? 

­   12.00 – 14.00, 17.00 – 20.00            

­ Closed on Mondays

­    03-3571-7900

  ¥    20,000

­   1F, 6-3-17 Ginza, Chuo , Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

12. Tama Sushi

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Sushi is great, but admittedly, it isn’t always the most filling meal in the world. An antidote to this is Ginza’s Tama Sushi – a high-quality all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant. With over 30 sushi varieties, you don’t need to compromise on choice, and, rest assured, all the fish is bought fresh from Tsukiji each day. Hungry diners are given two hours free reign, and all for pretty reasonable prices. 

­   11.00 – 22.00 (L.O: 20.30)                              

­   03-3573-0057

  ¥    3,780 (woman), 4,860 (man), 2,160 (Child) 

­   5-8-20 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

13. Sukiyabashi Jiro

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With three Michelin stars to its name and a client list which includes world leaders and celebrities, Sukiyabashi is probably the most famous and well-regarded sushi restaurants in Tokyo, if not the whole of Japan. Chef Jiro Ono has become a celebrity in his own right and is known for his elegant, almost choreographed preparation techniques. Omakase is the only option and it certainly isn’t cheap, but this is an experience like no other. 

­   11.30 – 14.00, 17.30 – 20.30             

­ Closed on Sundays, mid-August and New Year

­   03-3547-6807

  ¥    30,000

­   B1F, Tsukamoto Sozan Bldg, 4-2-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

14. Sushi Kanesaka

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Another prestige sushi restaurant with two Michelin stars to its name. The chefs are master, the service is fantastic and the taste is divine. There is the option of either a set menu or à la carte, both of which are guaranteed to please. Seats are precious, so be sure to make a reservation in advance. 

­   11.30 – 13.00, 17.00 – 22.00             

­ Mon-Sat

­   03-5568-4411

  ¥    20,000- 30,000 (omakase),5,000- 15,000 (a-la-carte) 

­   8-10-3 GinzaChuo, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

15. Tokami

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A small restaurant presided over by chef Hiroyuki Sato, a Michelin star winning chef. The restaurant’s open secret is that it uses red vinegar instead of sushi vinegar to flavour its rice, a trick said to improve the flavour of the fish. Pop in for lunch when a 10-piece set starts at a reasonable 5,000 yen or in the evening for a more decadent affair. Reservations, predictably, are a must. 

­   12.30 – 14.30, 17.30 – 22.00           

­ Closed on Sundays

­   03-3571-6005

  ¥    5,000 – 12,000 (Lunch), 18,000 – 20,000 (Dinner)

­   8-2-10 Ginza (Seiwa Silver Building B1F)Chuo, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

 16. Sushi Mizutani

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Sushi Mizutani, in the heart of Ginza, is yet another top-quality sushi restaurant with two hard-earned Michelin stars. Using only the freshest fish, Mizutani, the chef, prepares exquisite sushi and sashimi for his customers to gorge on. The restaurant’s quality is no secret, making booking a necessity at Sushi Mizutani. 

­  11.30 – 13.30,  17:00-21:30          

­  Mon-Sat (closed Sun)

­   03-3573-5258

  ¥    20,000 – 25,000

­   8-7-7 Ginza, Tokyo  

­   Official Website(Japanese only) 

17. Harutaka

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Run by Takahashi Harutaka, a former student of Hono Jiro, this restaurant’s opening was much anticipated in the sushi world. Did it live up to the hype? Certainly. A small restaurant with a nicely laid-back feel, it is a great environment in which to sample some world-class sushi. Reservations are strongly advised. 

­   17.00 – 00.00         

­ Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

­   03-3573-1144

  ¥    20,000 – 30,000

­   8-3-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo

­   Official Website (Japanese only)

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