Sep 4, '23

Tachigui Sushi Tonari

Tachigui Sushi Tonari, “standing sushi” restaurant in Tokyo by chef Hatano Yoshiki.

In recent years, there has been a growing trend of more casual sushi-yas appearing throughout Tokyo, which was accelarated further by the pandemic and the lack of foreign visitors. Tachigui Sushi Tonari is one example of this trend. Tachigui, which means “eating while standing,” is a chic take on the traditional way of enjoying sushi that dates back to the Edo period when sushi was served as a quick and cheap meal. Like in the olden days, the Tachigui Sushi Tonari experience is quick and easy. After booking online, guests order their nigiris from the Ipad menu and have a one hour slot to eat. Even though one can order traditional Edo-mae style neta (sushi toppings) such as tuna or gizzard shad at Tachigui Sushi Tonari, the chef Hatano Yoshiki adds his own creative spin also serving signature toppings such as eggplant agebitashi and red bean paste sesame seeds.

Akagai clam
Eggplant agebitashi
Neta of the day
Gizzard shad
Nodoguro (blackthroat seaperch)
Shrimp with its head
Sea urchin
Sea urchin
Red bean paste with sesame seeds
Hatano’s san take on tamago
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