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10 Amazingly Fresh Sushi Restaurants in Ginza

Ginza is known for the brand name shops and the excellent restaurants. Since Ginza is near Tsukiji fish market, the fish is guaranteed to be fresh. Enjoy fresh sushi in a calming atmosphere.

Shopping is an integral part of traveling to Tokyo and the best place to go is, of course, Ginza. There will come a moment, between the department stores and the giant car showrooms, when you will get quite hungry from all the running around. If this is your fist trip to Japan, you will want to try sushi. This is a tricky endeavor though since there are sushi restaurants at every corner. Here is a list of what I consider to be the best sushi restaurants in Ginza.

 

#1. Umegaoka Sushi no Midori

Umegaoka sushi no Midori Ginza
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Tucked in a small side street, Midori is a cozy and popular sushi restaurant. It offers a wide variety of freshly made sushi that will, in the case of the octopus, tickle your tongue as you take a mouthful. You can book a table as long as you take a minimum order of 5,000 yen which is very convenient for business meetings. However, keep in mind that during meal times, the waiting line can be between 45 minutes and an hour and a half. The upside is that in Japan, such a long wait is a proof of quality.
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Umegaoka sushi no Midori Ginza

Address: 7-2 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from JR Shinbashi Station Ginzaguchi Exit

Hours:
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 03-5568-1212

Website: Umegaoka Sushi no Midori

*Reservations recommended, chat with us to make reservations

 

#2. Ginza Kyubey

Ginza Sushi
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Due to marketing and image branding that the Japanese tourism industry puts forward, we all have a vision of what Japanese restaurants and houses should look like. Traditionally made out of wood and stone, peaceful and symmetrical. This is exactly what you get when visiting Ginza Kyubey restaurant. A beautifully modernized version of a traditional restaurant. You get to sit and enjoy a wide variety of sushi while looking at the most beautifully Japanese place you can think of.
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Ginza Kyubey

Address: 8-7-6 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from JR Shinbashi Station or Tokyo Metro Ginza Station

Hours:
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Dineer)
*Closed on Sundays

Phone: 03-3571-6523

Website: Ginza Kyubey

*Reservations recommended, chat with us to make reservations

 

#3. Sushi Aoki

Ginza Sushi
Photo Credit: sushiaoki.jp

You need to ask yourself a very important question before visiting Sushi Aoki: who wouldn’t want their dish to be served on a tree leaf? This is what I love the most about this place. Although similar to many sushi restaurants in appearance, it offers simple yet luxurious sushi that will awaken your palate. Quite often, travelers stick to what they know but what I always push myself to do is to try food that I don’t understand. If it looks like something that I have never seen before, just pick it up and eat it. You will get plenty of opportunities for that in Sushi Aoki.
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Sushi Aoki

Address: Ginza Takahashi Building 2F, 6-7-4 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station

Hours:
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Dineer)

Phone: 03-3289-1044

Website: Sushi Aoki

 

#4. Sushi Zen

Ginza SushiGinza Sushi
Photo Credit: sushizen.co.jp

Sushi Zen is so popular that it was extended to two sitting counters so if you are brought to the back of the shop when you come in, no need to worry, you will get sushi just as excellent on both counters. It’s always a pleasure to look at the sushi chefs work at Sushi Zen and the service is always top notch. This shop has an excellent reputation with hotels and that is probably the name you’ll hear if you ask for a recommendation at your front desk.
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Sushi Zen

Address: 7-8-10 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from JR Shinabashi Station

Hours:
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Dineer)
*Closed on Sundays

Phone: 03-3569-0068

Website: Sushi Zen (Japanese)

Tabelog: Sushi Zen

*Reservations recommended, chat with us to make reservations

 

#5. Sukiyabashi Jiro

Ginza Sushi
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You won’t get much more traditional than Sukiyabashi Jiro in this area. The chefs offer the type of cooking that you could call a performance that will send you back a few centuries. Not sure how to eat sushi? Visit the shop’s website  and you will get a crash course on the historical background of sushi but also a mini lesson on out to eat them. I must warn you, such an experience doesn’t come cheap but I loved every second of it. This is a three star Michelin Guide restaurant.
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Sukiyabashi Jiro

Address: 4-2-15 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station C6 Exit

Hours:
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Dinner)
*Closed on Sundays, Holidays, and Dinner on Saturdays

Phone: 03-3535-3600

Website: Sukiyabashi Jiro

*Reservations recommended, chat with us to make reservations

 

#6. Ginza Sushidokoro Marui

Ginza Sushi
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Most sushi restaurants narrow their focus on sushis only, which can feel restrictive when traveling with family, friends or even colleagues. No everyone likes sushi and that is something that Sushidokoro Marui takes into account. Behind the Matsuya Ginza department store, you will find this little gem that not only offers variety but also decent pricing. You can find yourself getting a good lunch and still have money to spend on your shopping spree. The best thing to order is the Tokusan Chirashi, it is a sumptuous bowl of rice filled with ingredients such as shrimp, squid, and salmon eggs, on top is red tuna and salt-water eel. The eel is so soft and the tuna is very flavorful.
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Ginza Sushidokoro Marui

Address: 3-8-15 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station C6 Exit

Hours:
Weekdays
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Dineer)

Weekends
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Phone: 03-3564-8601

Website: Ginza Sushidokoro Marui

 

#7. Sushi Sawada

Ginza Sushi
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This little restaurant tucked away in the back street is a decent place that I found while wandering around the block. This is a three start Michelin Guide restaurant. They had a couple of unusual dishes that made it worth the try such as a jelly condensed sushi that was quite the treat. If you want to eat sushi that’s out of this world, this the restaurant to experience. This restaurant offers a selection of menu items  I haven’t seen in other restaurants.
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Sushi Sawada

Address: 5-9-19 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 4 minute walk from JR Station 5 Exit

Hours:
Thursday – Friday
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Dinner)

Saturday and Holidays
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Dinner)

Sundays
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
*Closed on Mondays
*Must reserve in advance

Phone: 050-3571-4711

Website: –

Tabelog: Sushi Sawada

*Reservations recommended, chat with us to make reservations

 

#8. Otaru Masazushi

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I sometimes like my sushi with a view and for that, Otaru Masazushi is quite the treat. Located on the 10th floor of an office building, you may never be able to discover it if you either didn’t research it first or were not invited by your local friends and colleagues. The key asset for this restaurant, apart from the view, is the beautiful presentation offered by the chefs. I must say that the first time I saw the plates and other dish types being laid out in front of me, it felt like being presented with a piece of art.
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Otaru Masazushi

Address: 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station 7 Exit

Hours:
Weekdays
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Lunch)
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM (Dineer)
*Closed on Sundays, Holidays, and Dinner on Saturdays

Saturdays
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Lunch)
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Dineer)

Holidays
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Lunch)
*Closed on Sundays

Phone: 03-3562-7711

Website: Otaru Masazushi (Japanese)

Tabelog: Otaru Masazushi

*Reservations recommended, chat with us to make reservations

 

#9. Sushi Karaku

Ginza Sushi
Ginza Sushi
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Now, that is a wonderful place to go if you are a wine amateur. You can sit down, order sushi and the sommelier will offer a recommendation for the wine that will match your dish best. Being one of the first sushi restaurants in the world offering sushi and wine combinations, Karaku staff truly knows what they’re talking about. I am a fervent amateur of wine and I simply wouldn’t have my sushis any other way. Except when I have it some other way of course. If you haven’t tried sushi and wine yet, make yourself a favor and head out to Karaku, you won’t regret it.
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Sushi Karaku

Address: 5-6-16 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station B3 Exit

Hours:
weekdays
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Lunch)
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Dineer)
*Closed on Sundays, Holidays

Phone: 03-3571-2250

Website: Sushi Karaku

Tabelog: Sushi Karaku

 

#10. Sushi Izakaya Banya

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A beautiful way to finish the day is to head out to this combination of high-quality sushi and izakaya. With its selection of top shelf sake, Sushi Izakaya Banya gets the ball rolling for your night out by providing tasty sushi combined with the best sake in the area. If you can afford it, you can also order a nice bottle of champagne and enjoy an evening in style. They also prepare sushi that will differ depending on the seasons and that’s a good reason to try it once, twice and more. The best thing is to order rich and luxurious roll made with sea urchin, fatty tuna, and caviar. This special sushi is limited to 20 pieces per day and it costs 1,980 yen for two pieces.
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Sushi Izakaya Banya

Address: 7-3-13 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 4 minute walk from JR Station 5 Exit

Hours: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 050-7300-1730

Website: Sushi Izakaya Banya (Japanese)

Tabelog: Sushi Izakaya Banya

 

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