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Cheap and Delicious! 8 Affordable Sushi Restaurants in Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji market is the home of fresh seafood in Japan. Around the market, there are many delicious sushi restaurants serving fish caught the same day. Each sushi restaurant at Tsukiji market is a little different.

Sometimes, when visiting Tokyo, what you really want to eat is fresh sushi. As a habit, people tend to gravitate around markets because it makes me feel like a local. There is no better feeling that hanging out around the stalls and looking at fresh and local products. This is why many like to go to the Tsukiji fish market. There is a simple association in my mind between fresh fish market and sushi that attracts me and fires me up like an asteroid entering the atmosphere. Let’s have a look at a few affordable places to get sushi in Tsukiji.

 

#1. Isozushi

Isozushi is a must go-to sushi restaurant within Tsukiji market. It offers simple sushi while keeping focus on fresh and delicious taste. It’s also located away from all the other restaurants in the area, allowing me to avoid the one thing that I struggle with in Japan: waiting in line. Although not always the case, you can often show up and a seat is ready for you. It is generally easier to get a seat at this restaurant when alone verses being in a group, easier to seat one than a group.
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Isozushi

Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward,  Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station

Hours:
6:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Weekdays)
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Weekends)
*Closed on Sundays and holidays

Phone: 03-3542-1954

Website: –

Tabelog: Isozushi

 

#2. Tsukiji Sushi Sen

Tsukiji Sushi
Photo Credit: sodai gomi@flickr

Tsukiji Sushi Sen is the restaurant you want to go to when traveling with a group. It’s a larger chain run restaurant and accommodates larger numbers of people. In Tsukiji Sushi Sen, you get a wider selection of dishes such as California rolls, meat skewers and rice based dishes. I once saw kids enjoying some tasty looking ice cream as well. The key assets of this restaurant: affordability, selection and room for groups.
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Tsukiji Sushi Sen

Address: 1-9-6 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tsukiji Station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 5:00 AM (The next day)

Phone: 03-6226-5910

Website: Tsukiji Sushi Sen (Japanese)

Tabelog: Tsukiji Sushi Sen

 

#3. Sushidokoro Yachiyo

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Photo Credit: sushi-yachiyo.com

Simple in design, this sushi restaurant offers something that I like to call the “grin” effect. I find myself grinning in very specific cases only, one being when I feel full after lunch or dinner. Sushidokoro Yachiyo offers reasonably filling portions that will send you back into the street with a grin on your face. This is something that I enjoy very much, especially since the restaurant practices very good prices, making my grin even wider when I walk out.
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Sushidokoro Yachiyo

Address: 4-13-8 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station

Hours:
10:30 AM – 10:00 PM (Weekdays)
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Saturday)
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Sunday and Hoiday)
*Closed on Wednesdays

Phone: 050-5570-4306

Website: Sushidokoro Yachiyo (Japanese)

Tabelog: Sushidokoro Yachiyo

 

#4. Sushimaru

Tsukiji Sushi
Photo Credit: kaoruokumura@flickr

Sometimes, you can’t avoid the crowd and the long waiting lines. Or can you? Right next to the two most popular sushi restaurants in Tsukiji, you can find Sushimaru. The quality is just as great with fresh sushi all day long and you can avoid the crowd. Something I haven’t talked about so far is cash cash cash and I usually carry little of it. I’m a card addict, there, I said it, and it can be quite a problem when visiting restaurants in Tsukiji as they would ask you to pay mostly in cash. Sushimaru lets you pay with cards which brings it close to the top of my go to restaurants in the area.
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Sushimaru

Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station

Hours: 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM
*Closed on Sundays

Phone: 03-3541-8414

Website: Sushimaru (Japanese)

Tabelog: Sushimaru

 

#5. Tsukiji Sushi Ichiban

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Photo Credit:securecat@flickr

If you’re a fan of tuna then Tsukiji Sushi Ichiban is the place for you. Another restaurant that doesn’t bear a long waiting line near Tsukiji market but deserves to be well known. The tuna in this restaurant is just exquisite while staying very affordable. I would say that most dishes are great but the tuna is a definite winner.
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Tsukiji Sushi Ichiban

Address: 4-13-6 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tsukijishijo Station

Hours: 24 hours

Phone: 03-3524-7188

Website: Tsukiji Sushi Ichiban

Tabelog: Tsukiji Sushi Ichiban

 

#6. Ginza Maguroya

If visiting the market on the weekend, I would recommend to try Ginza Maguroya as they have an all-you-can-eat menu that is worth waiting for. As you can imagine, it comes with a waiting line of course but an unlimited amount of sushi for 3,500 yen, that’s pretty good in my books. Some have complained that the amount of rice is too big, filling you up too quickly. My trick here, and don’t tell anyone I told you that, is to tip each sushi sideways and cut half of the rice out before placing it back with the fish up top. Try it and wink at anyone looking at you with raised eyebrows.
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Ginza Maguroya

Address: 6-8-10 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tsukiji Station

Hours:
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Weekends)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Saturday and Holiday)
*Closed on Sundays
Phone: 050-5592-2730

Website: –

Tabelog: Ginza Maguroya

 

#7. Sushi Zanmai

Tsukiji Sushi
Photo Credit: liewcf@flickr

Sushi Zanmai is in my opinion the most seafood and sushi representative restaurant in Tsukiji. It has a wide selection of fresh seafood and of course fresh sushi that will guarantee your satisfaction. It also has a lot of seats and a quick turnaround so whatever line you see in front of the shop will likely keep moving quickly so that you don’t have to wait for too long. It is also right in the market area so you can pop in for a bite before continuing your seafood shopping.
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Sushi Zanmai

Address: 4-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Tsukiji Station

Hours: 24 hours

Phone: 03-3541-1117

Website: Sushi Zanmai

 

#8. Tsukiji Sushi Chou

Who has time to sit? There is too much to see in Tokyo. This standing sushi restaurant lets you order delicious sushi and eat it at the counter, standing, and then be on your merry way. I love this concept when I simply don’t want to stay too long in a restaurant. Centrally located at the market, there is something incredibly friendly about standing nearby other people while they eat rather than sitting in your own corner of the table. If you never tried standing sushi restaurants, don’t miss that opportunity.
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Tsukiji Sushi Chou

Address: 3-10-9 Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Tsukiji Station

Hours:
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Weekedays)
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Weekends)

Phone: 03-6226-5422

Website: –

Tabelog: Tsukiji Sushi Chou

 

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