30 best Tokyo sushi restaurants by Tabelog users

Saito san at work
Saito san at work

The list has been revised on the 30th of October

Here is a list of  30 best sushi restaurants in Tokyo according to http://tabelog.com users. ( as of 31th of March,2013) Interestingly enough, the famous and the so called best sushi restaurant in the world,3 Michelin stars recipient Sukiyabashi Jiro has  3.81/5 rating and is only 48th best sushi restaurant in Tokyo (http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13002260/)… 10 out of thirty best Tabelog sushi- yas are Michelin listed ( including 3 Michelin starrred Sushi Saito, Sushi Mizutani and Sushi Yoshitake…) P.S. Please correct me if I am wrong in translating the restaurants’ names!

1. Sushi Saito (Sushi Saitou) (3*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1308/A130802/13015251/

2. Hashiguchi  http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1308/A130801/13134517/

3. Sushi Ichikawa (1*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1317/A131715/13140619/

4. Miyako sushi (Miyakozushi ) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1302/A130204/13018162/

5. Sawada (2*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13001043/

6. Sushi Oono http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13024790/

7.  Sushi Garyuu http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1309/A130903/13127957/

8. Harutaka (1*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13032283/

9.  Sakae sushi http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13008701/

10. Sushi Mizutani (3*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13016524/

11. Hayashi http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1319/A131904/13070215/

12. Mitani http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1309/A130902/13042204/

13. Sushi Nanba http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1319/A131905/13127515/

14. Sushi Masa  http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131103/13041420/dtlmap/

15. Kozasa sushi http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13004630/

16. Mao  http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13093660/

17. Daisan Harumi http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13002140/

18. Sushi Nakamura (1*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130701/13003314/

19. Sushi-sho http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1309/A130902/13000852/

20. Sushi Yoshitake (3*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13024076/

21. Hashiguchi 鮨 橋口  http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13050788/

22. Shinbashi Shimizu http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13002892/

23. Sushi Kanesaka (1*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13005003/

24. Sushi Tsu http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130701/13061640/

25. Masa http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1307/A130703/13016512/

26. Sushi Imamura (1*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1316/A131602/13096905/

27. Hatsune sushi (1*) http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1315/A131503/13017742/

28. Sushi Matsunami http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13003660/

29. Koyama sushi http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1329/A132904/13091479/

30. U o toku http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1312/A131203/13017947

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  • Almas

    Number 16 is called Mao (so perhaps there is a connection to a red book after all… ;). My lunch there today was quite large and quite good, especially the mussel and baby eel, the rest perhaps a little inconsistent.

    I’m not sure but I think the reason Hashiguchi is listed twice is that they moved a few years ago (and lost their star in the process)? Or are they actually different restaurants? The fact that there are so few reviews for many of the places is also a reason to take the Tabelog lists with a few grains of rice. But they are certainly great for finding new places, so thanks again for that!

    • Luxeat

      Thanks,Almas, I’ve corrected it, but I am not seeing Mao in Michelin though?

      I think Hashiguchi number 2 and 21 are two different restaurants as they are written in different kanjis and the prices for omakase are different. I might be wrong though..

      Have you been to Sukiyabashi Jiro?If yes, what do you think about it?

      • Almas

        I haven’t been to Jiro yet, unfortunately. About Mao, that was a bad attempt at humour on my part (Mao Zedong, red book). They are indeed not in Michelin. 🙂

        • Luxeat

          Ha ha, ok 😉

          • Sfreelife

            Mao is by Kanesaka and i think they’ve closed/moved as we speak… It used to have 1 star in previous editions (not the latest) of Michelin…

          • luxeat

            Thanks, Lit!

  • Thank you for compiling all this up! Although I’m a bit late cause this is my last night in Tokyo.. Definitely a blueprint for my next trip.

  • Just a minor translation suggestion – in Japanese, the long vowel sounds are very important. It’s Oono Sushi (we were there the other day, sweet little place with excellent quality and easy to get into), Saitou Sushi, etc. I know Michelin and bloggers tend to ignore this, but these are simply different words. Also, Miyako is Miyakozushi.

    • luxeat

      Thanks, Ori! Going to Sushi Saitou, Hashiguchi and Miyakozushi next week!!

      • Great. I’d be interested in your opinion of Hashiguchi, I thought the rice was terrific and the fish perhaps a bit under-seasoned but Hashiguchi-san was really not much fun to be around. Maybe he was just having a bad day.

  • I was only able to make a reservation for Matsunami for 4 people. I didn’t see much info about it online…but I hope it’s good! The only high end sushi place I’ve been to is Sushi Nakazawa in NYC

    • luxeat

      Stephanie, in any case any high end sushi shop in Tokyo will be way better than anything outside Japan, so I think you will enjoy it.

  • Bill Chan

    I have been to Kozasa for dinner which is excellent and among my top list. Does he open for lunch?
    is there similar type, no star not well known but excellent small shop in Akasaka?